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Lead in the health sector

As the health sector continues to expand at a rapid rate, it needs skilled, qualified leaders to take charge. Grow your leadership capability and ability to make a real difference behind the scenes.

Strong job growth rate

14.9% growth predicted over a 5-year period.

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Take charge in the health sector 

Health care is Australia’s largest and fastest-growing industry. As the sector continues to expand at a rapid rate, it needs skilled, qualified leaders to take charge. By studying a Master of Health Administration, you’ll be well-positioned to take on these roles now and into the future. Graduates are accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and the Australasian College of Health Services Management.

You’ll grow your leadership capability and ability to make a real difference behind the scenes of healthcare organisations with a course that’s grounded in real-world practice. Graduate ready to challenge yourself and drive innovation in managerial roles within the heath sector. There has never been a better time to build on your knowledge and experience as a health professional and cement your future value at the top of the industry. 

What you will learn 
  • Leadership and management 
    Develop a comprehensive managerial skill set, so you can help organise and manage healthcare teams in a coordinated and strategic way.
  • Health systems 
    Acquire skills in implementing health care improvement projects in clinical settings.
  • Health economics 
    Gain expertise in the microeconomic approach to resource allocation and management.
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Our worldwide health rankings

Dedicated to academic excellence, Monash University has achieved international recognition and renown in Medicine.
# 2
THE World University Rankings by Subject
# 24
Shanghai Academic Ranking By Academic Subject

Pathways to a masters degree

You can graduate with a Master of Health Administration in approximately 2 years part-time accelerated, after completing 12 units (72 credit points).

You can also exit the course after completing approximately:

  • 0.7 years part-time accelerated, 4 units (24 credit points), and you’ll receive a Graduate Certificate of Health Administration; or
  • 1.4 years part-time accelerated, 8 units (48 credit points total), and you’ll receive a Graduate Diploma of Health Administration*

*Exit point only

The course is structured in 12 units.

Need further clarification about our online course structure?

You can submit an enquiry directly to our student consultants by using the form listed on our contact us page. You’ll have the opportunity to schedule a call if you’d like to receive further information.

You must complete the following units.

Health systems and policy

Biostatistics: Concepts and applications

Leading and managing in public health and health care

Epidemiology: Concepts and applications

Developing health systems

Safety and quality in health care

Introduction to management

Healthcare improvement and learning systems

Healthcare and economic management

Healthcare and financial management

Managing digital health

Introduction to health law principles

Entry level 1 – 72 points to complete. Duration: 2 years part time.

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline* with at least a credit (60%) average,

AND a minimum of two years of relevant management experience**

*Relevant cognate disciplines include; medical, nursing, allied health, (other health related degree e.g. chiropractic, psychology, public health, environmental health, paramedic, imaging (radiology, nuclear medicine), biomedical engineering, dietetics/nutrition, pharmacy, social work, medical science/biomedical science/immunology, health science, laboratory science, science, and health economics); or economics, law, or business

**Relevant management experience in the field of health and public health administration in the health industry, e.g. government, policy, provider such as hospital, clinic, or non-government organisation.

Entry level 2 – 48 points to complete. Duration: 1.4 years part-time

A Monash University Graduate Certificate of Health Administration (M4005) with at least a pass (50%) average.

Additional selection criteria

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae (CV), or a statement from employer to substantiate period of employment.

The Master of Health Administration is not currently accepting international applications.
English requirements

Applicants must meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements apply for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Applicants require a curriculum vitae (CV), relevant work experience or a statement from employer to substantiate period of employment.

If you need help understanding the above entry requirements, reach out to our student consultants on our contact us page and schedule a booking for a chat.

For the Master of Health Administration, the estimated cost is $4,125.00 per unit. You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to cover part or all of your tuition. Fees are subject to change annually.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Looking for clarification on fees or scholarships?

Enquire with our student consultants and schedule a call to get your questions answered.

The Master of Health Administration is accredited by The Australasian College of Health Services Management (ACHSM) and covers all core master’s subject area requirements of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administration’s (RACMA) Fellowship Training Program.

Career outcomes

The workplace of the future is an exciting and dynamic place. A Master of Health Administration degree is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to succeed in a constantly changing global environment.

What does the future look like for Policy Advisors?

With a shifting policy landscape, skilled Policy Advisors are sought-after, well-paid and report high job satisfaction.



The most common salary for a Policy Advisor in Victoria.

Star rating

4.3 / 5

Policy Advisors report very high job satisfaction.

Industry Growth


For five years, job growth has occurred for Policy Advisors.

Health Administration online at Monash

By studying the Master of Health Administration online through Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, you’ll benefit from the university’s partnership with leading health organisations. Our world renowned institute will give you the edge and practical insight into leading global health challenges and expertise.

Gain knowledge and skills in a broad range of areas that are relevant to management work in health care administration and public health. Throughout the course, you’ll complete assessments integrated with real-world practice, and expand your learning through collaboration and discussion with peers. 


Meet your academic team

Dr Chris Moran

Dr Moran obtained his medical degree in Northern Ireland and is now involved in physician training, specialising in Geriatric Medicine in Melbourne. He has also completed his PhD at Monash University and is now the Co-Course Director of Master of Health Administration and Master of Health Management.

Professor Peter Bradford

Dr Bradford has a medical degree, a Masters in Public Health, and Fellowships in two Colleges relating to Medical and Hospital Management. He has had 35 year career, most recently as Executive Director Clinical Governance and Medical Services at Melbourne Health (The Royal Melbourne Hospital) and prior to that in similar roles in remote, rural, outer metropolitan, and teaching hospitals in Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Dr Margaret Way

Dr Margaret Way is currently the Director of Safety, Quality and Improvement at Barwon Health in Victoria. She was an inaugural recipient of a Victorian Quality Council Travelling Fellowship and established the Clinical Governance Units at Austin Health and Alfred Health in Victoria and the Innovation, Quality, Research and Education (IQRE) Directorate at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service in Queensland.

Professor Ian Rouse

Professor Rouse has a diverse career working in both Higher Education and Industry. He has a passion for Education, Global Health and people empowerment and brings a wide range of leadership, management and interpersonal skills developed in senior management roles in information, analysis and research organisations, tertiary institutions, government departments and community organisations.

Professor Cathy Mihalopoulos

Professor Cathy Mihalopoulos is head of the inaugural Monash University Health Economics Group (MUHEG) within the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. She is nationally and internationally recognised for her expertise in the use of economic evaluation techniques (both within trial and modelled), particularly within the context of mental health. Within Australia, she leads the largest group of academic health economists specialising in the economics of mental health and psychosocial care, consisting of staff funded entirely on research income.

I have enjoyed interacting, learning and engaging with like-minded people the most. These interactions have given me motivation and inspiration to keep going and quench my thirst for further knowledge as well as advance my professional career.

Angela Weerasekera

Masters in Health Administration

Frequently Asked Questions

With the Federal and State Governments increasing investment in health, and the imminent care requirements of Australia’s ageing population, demand for qualified Health Administration professionals is growing significantly. The National Skills Commission forecasted the Health Care and Social Assistance industry to make the largest contribution to employment growth by 14.2% or 249,500 over a five year period until November 2025.
Public Health prepares you for a career in Health policy. You’ll learn more biostatistic analytical concepts that inform critical decisions affecting health care practices.
Health Administration will give you the skills to implement health care improvement projects in a range of clinical settings. With a focus on management roles, you’ll graduate with the knowledge to effectively lead health care teams while making informed and ethical decisions.
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