La Trobe University

Master of Health Administration

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

The Master of Health Administration will help you develop the skills and experience you need to lead and manage projects, health agencies, services and programs. We'll prepare you to advance into leadership and management in the public and private sectors in general management and in specialist roles in areas such as project management, quality management and the management of particular health professions. Our teaching staff have clinical qualifications in areas such as medicine, physiotherapy, nursing, organisational psychology and statistics, and in health administration research. They've worked in senior healthcare management roles in Australia and overseas, with organisations such as the Toronto Hospital (Canada), Inner and Eastern Healthcare Network (Melbourne) and various consulting firms, as well as having extensive governance experience. The range of electives allows you to further explore health economics and finance, health law and ethics, and process redesign.


To attain the Master of Health Administration, students will be required to complete 240 credit points in total consisting of: 120 credit points core subjects 60 credit points from the approved list of specialisations 60 credit points of elective subjects


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Financial Management in Health Services
  • Health Care Quality
  • Health Law and Ethics
  • Health Systems
  • Management and Leadership in Health
  • Strategy and Operation Management
  • Systems Thinking and Leadership

Standard entry requirements

Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - 180 credit point pathway


The Master of Health Administration is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). Graduates of the Master of Health Administration may apply for membership with the ACHSM. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. Depending on subject choice, the Master of Health Administration is recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) as providing the theoretical underpinning to the experiential components of the Fellowship Training Program in medical administration.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (City) International: $80,000 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (City).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Dec 8 2023

Further information

This course can be done fully online. Please note: Full-time study requires a second semester start, while part-time study can be started at any time.

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