Leaders in healthcare are dedicated to influencing decisions, improving communities, and overall bettering outcomes for patients. A master's degree in healthcare can give you the additional skills and credentials you will need to thrive in your industry. This degree can help you rise to the top of the healthcare industry and join other professionals who have taken the next step toward success. You can choose from a master's degree in healthcare leadership or an MBA in healthcare management to help you get where you'd like to go. Choose WGU to be your partner in becoming a healthcare leader, ready to change the future.
Master of Health Leadership
A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care,...
A master's focused on managing comprehensive,...
A master's focused on managing comprehensive, value-based care, directly in line with innovations in health and healthcare.
- Time: 78% of grads finish within 18-24 months.
- Tuition and fees: $4,485 per 6-month term.
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.
This program is not the only degree WGU offers designed to create leaders in the field of healthcare. Compare our health leadership degrees by clicking the button below.
MBA Healthcare Management
Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare...
Prepare for a career leading private or public...
Prepare for a career leading private or public healthcare organizations.
- Time: 72% of graduates finish within 24 months.
- Tuition and fees: $4,325 per 6-month term.
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.
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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 by clicking the button below.
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 in her work with AONE and as chief nurse executive and senior vice president, National Patient Care Services, at Kaiser Permanente.
This scholarship is worth up to $5,000 and will be credited to your account at the rate of $1,200 per six-month term, renewable for up to four terms.
“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 Healthcare Management
Students and graduates of WGU's College of Health Professions 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.
Rhonda's WGU College of Health Professions experience
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's in 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.
Demonstrated knowledge, skill, or ability required to advance in a degree program.
At WGU, course competencies are defined by an expert council, including employers.
For this course, there are 3 areas you need to prove competency in.
First, let's take a pre‑assessment.
Determine what you already know from previous work and education experience, and where you need to focus your studies. Prove your competency in 3 areas in this exercise.
Competency 1: Retrieving results...
Competency 2: Retrieving results...
Competency 3: Retrieving results...
Second, study course materials.
Click on the free learning resources created by education experts that will help you master the competencies.
“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)
Frequently Asked Questions About Health Graduate 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.