Health Administration - M6007

Health Administration

Expert master degree

Health care management encompasses a broad field of practice that is continuing to grow in tandem with the growth of the health care industry and the challenges it faces in terms of financial sustainability, increasing complexity, greater consumer expectations, including accountability for safety and quality.

As a result management roles in health care are also expanding from the traditional senior and mid-level administrative roles to clinicians taking on increasing management tasks. The current Master of Health Services Management, located within the Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, primarily focuses on this latter market and in particular the needs of clinicians in the domestic market who seek background knowledge to assist them take on these roles. This new Masters of Health Administration will primarily target the general health care administration market and have an international focus. While developed from the existing Master of Health Service Management, this course will strengthen the general management component through partnership with the Faculty of Business & Economics who will deliver one third of the units.

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Course Details

  • Online: Part time
This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia.
2 years (Part-time)
Start date
January, March, May, July, August, October
Master of Health Administration
Alternative exits
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including health science, business, commerce, economics or law, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.


A minimum of one to two years industry/management experience.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV), Relevant Work Experience or statement from employer to substantiate period of employment

The course is structured in 12 units.

You will gain knowledge and skills in a broad range of areas that are relevant to management work in general health care administration and public health.

You will develop an understanding of the management within health care and public health organisations, basic accounting principles, use of economic tools, marketing, national health systems and health policy theory and development, biostatistics as applied to public health and management studies, key concepts of epidemiology, legal principles related to health care, health systems and health sector reforms, quantitative and qualitative research methods used in public health and improving the quality of care and patient safety.

The course adopts an adult learning approach, encouraging self-directed learning independent research and enquiry, reflection from practice, and peer learning with guidance from experienced academics in their respective fields.

You have the option to work towards the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrator's Fellowship, as the course is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM).

Alternative qualifications

You may be eligible to exit your course early and apply to graduate with one of the following qualifications, provided you have met the requirements for the qualification during your enrolment in the Masters course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Administration: you’ll need to complete a total of 24 credit points (6 months full time study), with a minimum of 18 credit points at level 4 or above.
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Administration: you’ll need to complete a total of 48 credit points (1 year full time study), with a minimum of 36 credit points at level 4 or above.

If you decide to graduate early, you will need to discontinue from the Masters course. You may be eligible to receive credit for the units you have completed if you re-apply and are re-admitted to this course or apply for another graduate degree at Monash University.

Making the application

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Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.