Health care organizations are much more than businesses. While they require expert management, they’re also people-intensive, patient-centered entities that call for unique skills in leadership, service and performance. Des Moines University’s rigorous, real-world M.H.A. program prepares you to lead and succeed in the growing health care industry.

Program Snapshot
Consists of 48 credit hours.
45 academic credit hours and 3 credit hour Field Based Learning project.
Can be completed in 2 years.
75% of our students are employed full-time while completing their degree.
Spring, summer, and fall start terms.
The majority of students have between 1 – 5 years of professional work experience.

Learn it all with one degree

Financial management, health information management, leadership and development and health policy – they’re all critical to the success of a health care organization. With a DMU M.H.A. degree, you’ll hone your skills in each area and be ready to step into a leadership role.

Experience is the best teacher

DMU M.H.A. faculty members are scholars and national health leaders with professional experience, bringing the most current healthcare topics into the classroom. Your professors will lead the learning experience as you engage with your peers from health care organizations across the country and explore complex challenges unique to the industry.

Designed for your life

Our affordable program offers a variety of enrollment options for both the full-time and part-time student. A blend of online learning and three five-day immersive experiences on campus combines the best of both worlds: face-to-face and technology-enabled education proven to optimize learning outcomes.

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Only graduate program in Iowa preparing for Nursing Home Administrator Licensure
Only graduate program in Iowa preparing for Nursing Home Administrator Licensure
DMU AOA Master of Health Care Administration