Health administration

Why study Health administration?

Health service managers and administrators plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of health and social services in a variety of settings. Managers may be clinical specialists in charge of a specific department or service, or they may be generalists who manage a project or an entire facility or system. We prepare future health services managers to deal with the needs of an ageing population, integration of health care delivery systems, technological innovations, an increasingly complex regulatory environment, restructuring of work, and an increased focus on primary and preventive care. We offer a staged program of learning and development from Graduate Certificate and Master of Health Administration through to a combined Master program with MBA.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

You can study the Master of Health Administration online, if you live in or outside of Australia.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for senior management roles in the public and private sectors.

Courses

Doctor of Philosophy

Semester starts: Anytime Anytime
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time 4 years

Doctor of Public Health (Professional Doctorate)

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 3 years full-time (4 years maximum) or part-time equivalent 3 years full-time (4 years maximum)

Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 6 months full-time or 1 year part-time. Semester 1 (March) is part-time only, while Semester 2 (July) can be done in full-time or part-time mode.

Master of Applied Science

Semester starts: See additional information Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 2 years full-time, or the equivalent part-time 2 years

Master of Health Administration

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 2 (July)
Duration: 1.5 years full-time (semester 2 commencers only) or 3-5 years part-time (semester 1 or 2 commencers). 1.5 years

Master of Health Sciences

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 (March)
Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent. 2 years

Master of Public Health

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 (March)
Duration: 2 years full-time or 3-5 years part-time 2 years

Your study experience

Health administration placements

You may be referred to organisations to help complete assignments.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

Chris - Master of Public Health/Master of Health Administration

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