As the population ages, the demand for professionals with healthcare management skills continues to rise. Grand Canyon University looks to address the needs of for-profit and nonprofit organizations by offering a variety of healthcare leadership degree programs that are designed to give you the skills you need to effectively manage and lead contemporary healthcare systems.

Among our degrees are programs from the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions and the Colangelo College of Business that help build a foundation in healthcare management as well as skills in areas like leadership, critical thinking, problem-solving and more. Discover your many options for becoming a dynamic healthcare leader.

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Master of Public Health

If you hope to create a better future for the American healthcare system by meeting demands in public health, then consider GCU's Master of Public Health (MPH). The MPH degree prepares you to help solve challenges such as environmental health issues, diseases, the evolving state of healthcare and more.

What Can You Do with a Masters in Public Health?

By earning a public health degree, you may find a position focusing on health promotion and disease prevention across communities. You may be able to find a position at one of the following organizations:

  • Community health education organizations
  • County and state departments 
  • Social service agencies
  • Health policy and planning organizations
  • Health promotion settings
  • Healthcare companies 
  • International health organizations
  • Universities

Masters in Healthcare Administration

GCU's Master of Science in Health Care Administration prepares you for healthcare management at contemporary healthcare organizations. The program's curriculum includes models of operation, delivery of healthcare services, workforce management and more, culminating with a comprehensive capstone project.

What Can You Do with a Healthcare Administration Degree?

With a masters in healthcare administration, you may have the opportunity to pursue a variety of leadership roles within the field of healthcare. You may be able to seek employment in middle to upper management in the following organizations:

  • Ambulatory care facilities 
  • Clinics
  • Governmental health agencies 
  • Health services companies 
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance companies
  • Medical device companies
  • Nonprofit health organizations

MSN-MBA Dual Degree

Those seeking to grow their healthcare management skills in both business and nursing may wish to pursue a Master of Business Administration & Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems. This MSN-MBA dual degree prepares you to move into a leadership role within a healthcare organization by helping you refine skills in management, leadership theory and application, accounting, marketing management, ethics and more.

Masters in Nursing Leadership

The Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems is designed for registered nurses who want to move into a healthcare management role. The curriculum focuses on building a strong foundation in healthcare skills while emphasizing leadership styles and how organizations function. With this degree, you may be able to pursue a career as a director of nursing or chief nursing officer, among other leadership roles.

MBA Health Systems Management Degree

If you are more interested in the business side of healthcare management, then consider GCU's Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an Emphasis in Health Systems. In this MBA health systems management degree program, you gain a strong foundation in essential business skills like accounting, finance, economics and marketing before studying healthcare theory and the knowledge needed to improve and sustain ethical healthcare systems.


College of Nursing and Health Care

The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions has a mission to promote health, wellness, safety and quality for all patients and populations. Learn more about how graduates of our college help to fill evolving roles in healthcare.

Colangelo College of Business

The Colangelo College of Business, founded on the guiding pillars of servant leadership, ethics and entrepreneurism, prepares you to meet the demands of a contemporary business environment. Find out more about our dynamic business degrees.