Degree details

This Masters degree will expand your knowledge and skills in health administration.

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.

The health practitioners who graduate from this course will have the skills needed to work in a variety of roles, such as health administrators and managers in a variety of hospital and community settings.

Higher education

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Health Administration, an applicant must have completed either:

  1. a Bachelor degree in a health discipline or equivalent;
  2. the Graduate Certificate in Health Administration; OR
  3. the Graduate Diploma in Health Administration.

English Proficiency Requirements

Academic IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 (with minimum scores of 6.0 in all tests).

Award Requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 120 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  • For Project Stream:
  1. 70 cp from Health Administration Units;
  2. 30 cp from Project Stream Units;
  3. 20 cp from Elective Units.


  • For Research Stream:
  1. 70 cp from Health Administration Units;
  2. 50 cp from Research Stream Units

Exit Points

A student who has completed the following requirements from the specialisations in the Schedule of Unit Offerings may exit with the relevant award:

  1. Graduate Certificate in Health Administration: 40 cp from Health Administration Units;
  2. Graduate Diploma in Health Administration: 70 cp from Health Administration Units and one 10 cp Elective Unit or Research Stream Unit.