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Start Date: March 2021
Application Deadline: February 2021

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Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide*

Earn your Master’s at a top-ranked university

At La Trobe University, our health courses are ranked among the top in the world.* They’re career-focused, challenging and conducted by teaching staff who are professionals in health. We have a firm understanding of the workplace challenges you face, and we prepare you for the realities of how to use what you learn in your next position.

With a Master’s from La Trobe, you gain more than just the experience and knowledge you need to move forward in your career. You graduate with skills employers look for in leadership positions – emotional intelligence, resilience, ethical thinking, conflict resolution skills, process development and more.

Master of Health Administration

The online Master of Health Administration covers the core competencies outlined by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). With subjects in management, data analysis, ethics, finance, system thinking and more you’ll focus on the specific needs of the healthcare industry. We offer multiple specialisation options including undertaking an industry project, research or coursework. Graduate ready to lead and manage projects, health agencies, systems improvements, staff, programs and research as a senior manager.

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.

Consider expanding your skill set with a double degree in the Master of Health Administration and the Master of Public Health, where you’ll layer public health and healthcare business knowledge.

* Depending on the subject choice.

Master of Mental Health Nursing

The online Master of Mental Health Nursing is available to registered nurses. Developed in collaboration with industry partners, the course equips you with specialist skills and insights – including a regional and rural perspective on healthcare. You’ll learn the latest in national practice standards for the mental health workforce set by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare. Graduate ready to take on roles as a mental health nurse or clinician.

Master of Mental Health

The 100% online Master of Mental Health is your pathway to senior leadership in health, developed in collaboration with industry partners. You’ll cover the skills set out by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACHSM) and gain hands-on experience with an industry project or research. Graduate with clinical skills, ready to engage in recovery-focused services, make independent clinical judgments in mental health practice, and develop clinical plans – with a unique understanding of the Australian regional and rural perspective on healthcare.

Master of Public Health

In 12 months*, you can be ready to address current and emerging public health issues.

Understand and address the cause of poor health using an interdisciplinary, evidence-based approach. Our online Master of Public Health delivers important foundations in systems thinking, epidemiology, policy and research methods so you can graduate with the skills you need to work in health systems around the world. We offer options for industry projects, research or coursework that earns you a specialisation.

Consider expanding your skill set with a double degree in Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration, where you’ll layer public health and healthcare business knowledge.

* 12 month course duration applies to students who have completed a cognate bachelors with honours year.

“The ability to undertake the Master of Health Administration online with work and family commitments was excellent. In retrospect, I really valued the action-learning study and the learning-mentor structure. This worked very well and was a great avenue of support in addition to the lecture staff.”
– Anonymous Student Survey, 2019

Top 1% of universities worldwide

Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2021

Top 100 in the world for nursing subjects

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Nursing

Rated ‘well above world standard’ and top-rated nationally in 23 fields of research

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

About La Trobe University

At La Trobe University, we believe you need a powerful skill set beyond what you learn in a textbook. We teach you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others, take the lead and think differently, all while you learn the skills and knowledge you need to advance your career.

* Times Higher Education (THE, 2020)