Master of Health Administration
Course information for - 2023 entry
Offered at 2 locations
- Study mode
- Online, Multi-mode
- 1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
- Fees (first year)*
- Start dates
Semester 1 intake: Not availableMidyear (Semester 2) intake: Beginning July 2023Applications open April 2023
This Masters degree will expand your knowledge and skills in administrative and management foundations, while ensuring relevance to contemporary health care provision.
Graduates of the Master of Health Administration students will be able to:
- evaluate issues and challenges that confront the industry, health care professionals and consumers of their services
- conceptualise new and creative approaches to health care administration to support service delivery in diverse health care settings
- connect theory, practice and research within health administration
- examine the ethical aspects of personal, professional, social, cultural, environmental and institutional changes within contemporary health care delivery and respond to such changes
- reflect on options and opportunities to enhance professional practice in contemporary local, regional and global health care contexts
- contribute to values-based professional practice in dynamic and challenging environments.
To complete the Master of Health Administration, a student must complete 120 credit points (cp).
Sample program map
|Year - Study period||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5|
HLSC603 Organisational Culture and Management
HLSC604 Quality and Safety in Health Care
HLSC607 Policy and Planning in Health Care
HLSC640 Interpreting Health Research
HLSC605 Leadership in Health Care
HLSC606 Workforce Management
HLSC660 Redesign in Health Service Delivery
PHIL623 Healthcare Ethics: Principles in Practice
HLSC617 Independent Project
This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.
A student who has completed the following requirements from the specialisations in the Schedule of Unit Offerings may exit with the relevant award:
- Graduate Certificate in Health Administration: 40 cp from Health Administration Units;
- Graduate Diploma in Health Administration: 70 cp from Health Administration Units and one 10 cp Elective Unit or Research Stream Unit.
An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
To be eligible for admission to the Master of Health Administration, an applicant must have completed either:
- a Bachelor degree in a health discipline or equivalent;
- the Graduate Certificate in Health Administration; OR
- the Graduate Diploma in Health Administration.
Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.
Applicants with higher education study
Students whose first language is other than English need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
If your previous study has equipped you with knowledge, skills or experiences that align with the learning outcomes of units in your new course you may be able to apply for recognition of prior learning and you may be able to complete your course sooner.
English language requirements
Applicants require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.
Learn more about inherent requirements for your course and how they affect you
All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.
A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:
- the number of units studied per semester;
- the choice of major or specialisation; and
- elective units.
The University reviews fees annually.
A 10% rebate on fees will be offered to domestic ACU graduates (from any faculty) enrolling in full fee-paying postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Conditions apply.
You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.
You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.
How to apply
Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment.