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Degree summary

Begin the next phase of your leadership journey in the health industry with Monash Online. Our Master of Health Administration offers a comprehensive and unique learning experience to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in both health care and business management.

 Our degree offers:

  • 100% online learning – Study and take exams at home.
  • Six-week teaching periods – Focus on one unit at a time.
  • Six intakes throughout the year – Achieve your goals sooner.

If you’re looking to excel in health care administration, begin your professional development with an in-depth degree. By studying online, you can continue working while you build the next step in your career.


Accredited study

Our Master of Health Administration has been constructed with relevant accreditation in mind – accredited by The Australasian College of Health Services Management (ACHSM). And according to the Fellowship Training Program of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administration (RACMA), the curriculum’s core master’s subject area requirements are covered.

We’ve created our Master of Health Administration to benefit aspiring general managers and experienced leaders in health care organisations. With Monash Online, you can earn a respected, accredited qualification in the field and help move your career forward.

Monash University is ranked 38th in universities across the world for studying health.

Degree curriculum

Similar to an MBA, the Master of Health Administration focuses on building your ability to lead and manage effectively. To achieve this, each dynamic course unit was developed cooperatively by staff from The School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine and from the Faculty of Business and Economics. This mix of faculties has merged leading business practices with detailed health care issues and practices.

The Master of Health Administration consists of 12 units. Each unit you’ll undertake is skills-based and delves into many areas including leadership, health systems, policies and laws, economics, and epidemiology.

Your course curriculum can be divided into three course areas:

Management and leadership
Health care systems

Career outlook

"Steady growth in the health administration job market makes this a promising career path. For example, the number of Health and Welfare Services Manager positions is expected to grow from 19,600 in 2018 to 23,900 in 2023." -Australian Government Job Outlook, 2016

As the health care industry continues to expand and evolve, the importance of capable managers is growing. Our postgraduate degree takes you through the vast field of business-related practices in health care management. It’ll position you to take on a range of high-level roles within the industry.

Your career opportunities include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Executive leadership positions
  • Department of Division Director/Manager
  • Service Unit Manager
  • Quality and Safety Manager
  • Aged and Residential Care Manager
  • Community care leadership positions
  • Government/health policy leadership roles

Whether you’re looking to work for a health care organisation, an NGO or in the government sector, the Master of Health Administration will help you form valuable skills and gain deep insights in management within the industry.

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

To be eligible to study the Master of Health Administration, you’ll 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 industry/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.
Proof of English language proficiency (see Monash English language requirements).
Change of name, if applicable (e.g. marriage certificate).
Curriculum Vitae (CV), Relevant Work Experience, or statement from employer to substantiate period of employment  (a minimum of one to two years of industry/management experience).
Unit outlines and transcripts for credit applications (if applicable)