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Degree summary

The Master of Health Administration has been developed for aspiring general managers and experienced leaders in the health care industry. The course focuses on developing skills in broad areas of management such as leadership, accounting, marketing and economics with an emphasis on health care organisations and specific health-focused domains such as epidemiology, biostatistics and managing the patient care process.

  • Accredited by The Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM)

  • Study with a Group of Eight university – Monash University is ranked amongst the Top 100 in the world (QS World University and Times Higher Education rankings)

  • 100% online, flexible study – including all assessments and exams

  • Six intakes a year – start whenever you are ready

  • Dedicated support – personalised support team to guide you throughout your studies

Degree curriculum

The Master of Health Administration postgraduate degree focuses on a skills-based curriculum that teaches business as applied to health management. The dynamic course units have been developed cooperatively by staff from The School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine and from the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Each unit is worth 6 credit points, and you will need to complete a total of 72 credit points to complete your degree. 

You will study:

Career outlook

A Master’s degree is typically part of the key selection criteria for leadership and management positions in the health industry. A Master of Health Administration can give you the edge if you’re looking to advance your career in a variety of health sectors, including in health service management, practice management, health advocacy or in the not-for-profit sector. Some job titles could include:

  • Department or division director

  • Health and welfare services manager

  • Hospital administrator

  • Private health enterprise manager

  • Health policy and advocacy manager

  • Practice manager

  • Clinician manager

  • Nursing director/nurse manager

  • Health care consultant

  • Medical records manager

  • Program manager

Salary expectations

The career outcomes are broad for graduates of the Master of Health Administration, and future growth is strong for jobs in the healthcare industry. The average annual wage for health managers, and related roles, in Australia is $102,824 (Payscale).

Entry requirements

For entry into the Master of Health Administration, you will need:

  • an Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline, including health science, business, commerce, economics or law, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent, and

  • a minimum of one to two years of management experience, 

  • to meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to Monash University,

  • to meet the English language requirements.

Application Checklist for Master of Health Administration

Step 1 - Visit the Monash University Application Portal to begin your application.

Step 2 - Have the below course code and soft copies of the below supporting documents ready before you start. 

Step 3 - When you are ready, accept the Applicant Declaration and submit your application. It is important that you upload all the supporting documents in the below checklist for your application to be assessed.

Step 4 - When you have successfully submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email, followed by a response from our team within 5 - 10 business days.

If you require assistance at any point, please contact us to speak to one of our Enrolment Advisors.

Course code: M6007
Supporting documents
Evidence of relevant tertiary study (complete and official transcripts). 
Proof of citizenship/permanent residency with a photo ID.
Proof of English language proficiency (see Monash English language requirements).
Change of name, if applicable (e.g. marriage certificate).
Curriculum Vitae with evidence of 2+ years of management experience and two referees. 
Unit outlines and transcripts for credit applications (if applicable)