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An Online Healthcare Master's Program That Prepares You to Have a Positive Influence

Healthcare Master's Degrees

Master of Healthcare Administration

A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care, directly...

A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care, directly in line with innovations in health and healthcare.

  • Time: 81% of grads finish within 24 months. 
  • Tuition: $4,755 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 12 total courses in this program.

Examples of careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Managed care executive
  • Director of integrated care management
  • Health center manager/clinic manager
  • Director of integrated facilities

Your rich experience in a health-related field can mean more when you bring a master's level of understanding to the problems that organizations need to solve.

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This program is not the only degree WGU offers designed to create leaders in the field of healthcare. Compare our health leadership degrees.

MBA Healthcare Management

Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations....

Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations.

  • Time: Graduates can finish within 12 months.
  • Tuition: $4,755 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 11 total courses in this program.

Some careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • President and CEO
  • Vice president
  • Administrative director
  • Chief financial officer
  • Other executive-level roles

Healthcare is big business in today's complex economy.  Steer your career with this specialty MBA.

Compare online business degrees

This program is not the only online business degree WGU offers that is designed to create leaders in the field of healthcare. Compare our health leadership degrees.


An Online Master's Degree in Healthcare That Helps You Influence Better Patient Outcomes

Leaders in nursing and healthcare are focused in creating better patient outcomes, influencing crucial decisions, and improving communities. A master's degree in nursing or a master's degree in healthcare can give you the skills and credentials you need to lead in the industry. Join the force of healthcare and nurse professionals who have taken the next step and are leading the industry to better patient outcomes and improved health. Advance your career with a master’s degree in nursing education, nursing leadership and management, nursing informatics, or health leadership and administration. WGU has options to get you to MSN whether you have your BSN already—or not!

Accredited, Respected,

The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing, master's degree programs in nursing, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at WGU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

WGU has been named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing.  

WGU has partnered with The DAISY Foundation to honor WGU nursing faculty with The DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty. 

Online. Nonprofit. Affordable.

Experience + Hard Work Could Help You Graduate Ahead of Schedule—and Under Budget

Our unique approach to education is an ideal match for experienced nurse or healthcare professionals like you, who have extensive real-world experience. At WGU, you earn your master of nursing or healthcare by demonstrating skills and knowledge in career-relevant subject areas through a series of assessments. If you already know the material or study hard to learn it faster, you can complete your assessments more quickly. With the personalized guidance and instruction of knowledgeable faculty, you’ll be able to earn your MSN or healthcare degree online, on your schedule, and on your budget.


Competency: Demonstrated knowledge, skill, or ability required to advance in a degree program.

At WGU, course competencies are defined by an expert council, including employers.


At WGU, you are in charge of setting the pace. Spend time on areas where you need more understanding and accelerate in subjects where you already have knowledge.

Celebrating Health Leaders with a Special Scholarship

Honoring the leadership of Linda Knodel, WGU announces the Linda Knodel Leaders in Nursing and Health Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded quarterly to a new MSN or health leadership student at WGU who exemplifies the spirit and commitment to leadership exemplified by Linda.

Transfer Graduate Credits to Your WGU Degree

WGU offers students the unique opportunity to transfer graduate coursework to their degree program. You may transfer up to 17 competency units (47%) of your MSN courses taken at the graduate level at an accredited institution to a WGU BSN to MSN degree program.

See How Our Students Are Making a Difference

Students and graduates of the Leavitt School of Health are unified by their service to caring for others. One grad, Rhonda, was also driven by duty. She found a way to connect her duty to serve and her calling to care. Discover how you can join thousands of students like Rhonda, focused on making a difference in the lives of patients.

What Students Are Saying About WGU


Our students say it best. See why their WGU experience means so much to them, and what makes us different.

"I truly believe that my MBA and the experience I gained while earning the degree have resulted in me having my dream job.”

—Jill Howard
MBA Health Management

"I received my master’s degree in health leadership from WGU and that afforded me the opportunity in the role that I serve at Shriners Hospital. I manage all of the patient care services departments—radiology, rehab, the nursing department, the prosthetics department— anything that would involve patient care services. I oversee all the touch points for each child that enters our building."

—Hope Cummings
Master of Health Leadership

"Not only did my degree at WGU help me advance my career—it also helped save a rural hospital and the community's access to local, quality healthcare."

—Sarah Aronack
M.S. Nursing – Leadership and Management (BSN to MSN)

Where WGU Nursing & Healthcare Graduates Work

Frequently Asked Questions about Healthcare Master's Degrees

The best health master's degree will directly depend on what your career goals are. If you want to work more on the business side of healthcare, as an administrator or manager, an MBA can give you the additional skills and credentials you need. But if you want to work as a case manager or healthcare director, a health leadership degree could be a better fit.

Health leadership professionals can see salaries as high as $200,000 per year, depending on where they work.