Master of Health Administration/Health Care Compliance and Privacy

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21 months



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Help solve big issues in healthcare

There’s a growing need for healthcare compliance and privacy officers who can protect healthcare organizations and patients. With our Master of Health Administration/Health Care Compliance and Privacy (MHA/HCP) you’ll be equipped with the skills to navigate the healthcare laws, rules and regulations designed to help keep patients and providers safe. Since classes are just 6 weeks long, your MHA/HCP won’t get in the way of your busy life.

In this MHA/HCP program, you’ll learn to:

  • Create compliance and privacy practices for diverse healthcare organizations.
  • Build the skills needed for compliance and privacy roles within healthcare.
  • Evaluate ethical issues concerning compliance and privacy practices in your industry.

Course length:

6 weeks

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Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 45 credits to complete this program.

Relevant curriculum

Our online Master of Health Administration/Health Care Compliance and Privacy is designed in close collaboration with senior and executive leaders across the healthcare industry to anticipate emerging needs and trends in the health sector. The curriculum also aligns with competencies set by the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Novel Initiative

Our Novel Initiative, launched in 2017, incorporates literature into core Health Administration courses in order to cultivate a deeper sense of empathy. Why? Research shows engagement in the humanities helps lessen bias while increasing the understanding of others’ situations from their perspective. The Novel Initiative helps students prepare to navigate the complex life and death issues and diverse needs inherent to healthcare.

Literature in the MHA/HCP curriculum includes:

  • "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (Rebecca Skloot, 2010)
  • "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" (Anne Fadiman, 1998)

The College of Health Professions implemented the Novel Initiative because effective leadership isn’t just about healthcare expertise and business acumen — it’s about empathy too.

Core courses

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Systems Thinking In Health Care Environments mha505
Ethical Marketing: The New Health Care Economics mha506
Leveraging Informatics In The Health Sector mha507
Scanning The Health Sector As An Industry Expert mha515
Operating In Structure: Health Sector Policy And Governance mha516
Sector Stakeholders: Identifying And Cultivating Alliances mha520
Leading With Authenticity In The Health Sector mha542
Tackling The Talent War In The Health Sector mha543
Creating A Sustainable Legacy: Healthy Communities mha560
Health Care Compliance Foundations hcp513
Leveraging Results To Build Brand In The Health Sector mha598
Capstone: Leading The Organization Through Change mha599

Projected job growth:


According to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for medical and health services managers is projected to be 20 percent between 2018 and 2028.* A Master of Health Administration/Health Care Compliance and Privacy degree can help prepare you to be a:

  • Medical and Health 上海11选5走势图 Manager
  • Compliance Officer

* Information not specific to University of Phoenix.

Networking opportunities

Access powerful networking tools through our PhoenixLinkTM career services platform. Take advantage of personal career coaching. Search and apply for jobs, or make your resumé visible to employers. And connect with employers and alumni through career fairs and mixers. It’s all about connections. And we help you make them.

HIMSS complimentary membership for MHA students

Eligible healthcare and health IT students can take advantage of a complimentary individual membership to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Network with other professionals, take advantage of career services, discover professional opportunities and more.

Learning outcomes

Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, students who graduate with this degree should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Each college creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your Master of Health Administration/Health Care Compliance and Privacy degree, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.

Program purpose statement

The mission of the online graduate Health Care Compliance and Privacy certificate is to educationally prepare learners to sit for the Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC(R)) examination. The certificate provides learners with knowledge and skills in compliance practices, ethical considerations, and policy implementation regarding privacy, regulatory affairs and legal obligations in the healthcare industry.

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation is your assurance the University meets quality standards.

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), . Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Programmatic accreditation candidacy

Our MHA program was recently granted candidacy status by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Candidate status is an indication that a program in healthcare management has voluntarily committed to participate in a plan of self-improvement and is actively progressing toward the status of accreditation. Candidate status is not accredited status and does not guarantee eventual accredited status. CAHME is the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education; 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 614; Rockville, MD 20852.

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What sets us apart?

When you choose our online Master of Health Administration/Health Care Compliance and Privacy program, you can:

Trust our commitment to quality

Our MHA program was recently granted candidacy status by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Become a well-rounded leader

Our unique Novel Initiative uses literary works to help students cultivate empathy for patients and colleagues whose experiences might be different from their own.

Broaden your expertise

Earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in addition to your MHA and learn the business skills needed to work in executive healthcare management.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And, with a Master of Health Administration/Health Care Compliance and Privacy degree, you’ve got the way.

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