Healthcare Management and Leadership

Support health equity by becoming a leader in healthcare organizations

Join an online master’s in healthcare management and leadership to gain the comprehensive knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complex healthcare industry and lead transformational changes in healthcare and healthcare delivery.

Who Is the Online Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management and Leadership Designed For?

The Master of Healthcare Management and Leadership (MHML) is designed for individuals who aspire to be in managerial and leadership positions within healthcare organizations. It caters to working professionals who seek to enhance their understanding of healthcare systems, strategic planning, organizational management, and policy-making in order to drive positive change and improve the healthcare environment. Potential areas of impact include:

  • Public health
  • Health administration
  • Health policy
  • Healthcare financial management
  • Health sciences
  • Human resources

By joining this accredited program, students will have the opportunity to develop expertise in healthcare leadership, management and policy, equipping them with the tools needed to excel in their careers and contribute to the advancement of healthcare organizations and patient care.

Why earn your online master’s degree in healthcare management and leadership at UAF?

UAF’s master’s degree program brings a unique perspective to health administration. Unlike other programs that are strictly focused on healthcare in an urban setting, students will be exposed to the unique social, economic and structural challenges that come with health delivery in rural and remote settings.

This program offers healthcare administration and management courses to prepare students for leadership roles in diverse U.S. healthcare settings: pharmaceuticals, consulting, medical device and health technology companies, hospital systems, insurance companies, care organizations as well as non-profit and governmental organizations. Students will gain core competencies in healthcare ethics and policy, health data and information systems, and healthcare finance and economics.

Graduating healthcare professionals will have a strong foundation in leadership skills, decision-making and problem-solving. Healthcare leaders are continuously ranked high in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook. Example career opportunities include:

  • Healthcare consultant
  • Healthcare data analyst
  • Healthcare project manager
  • Health educator
  • Practice administrator
  • Medical billing specialist
  • Compliance officer
  • Hospital administrator
  • Health services manager
  • Program director

Degree Type

  • Graduate Degree


  • Online

Accredited by

  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

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Online Classes at UAF

At UAF, online courses typically do not have set meeting times but do have weekly deadlines. While there are some standard practices, each course is designed by the instructor to best teach the material. Most courses run the full length of the 16-week semester.