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Master of Health Leadership

Program Details

WGU’s online Master of Health Leadership (MHL) degree program prepares students to fill dynamic healthcare leadership roles as the industry shifts toward value-based care. The MHL program focuses on leadership, strategy, analysis, policy implementation, and managing patient-centered centered care, equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead and navigate the complexities of today’s healthcare industry. Designed in collaboration with healthcare’s foremost leaders and policy makers, the MHL degree program incorporates curriculum that emphasizes innovation and leadership skills, and is tailor-made for individuals who want to guide the industry into the 21st century. 


  • To be considered for this master's degree program, you must be able to demonstrate healthcare experience through at least one of the following methods:
    • A bachelor’s degree in nursing, pharmacy, or other clinical discipline and current healthcare leadership position
    • A clinical graduate degree (M.D., Pharm.D, MSW, etc.)
    • A bachelor’s degree and current employment in a leadership position in a healthcare-related field, including policy, legal, military, pharmaceutical, biomedical, or related healthcare-associated industry
  • Submit an official transcript verifying receipt of your bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited institution
  • Submit official transcripts for all prior college academic work completed
  • Interview

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Governors University is the only university to have received simultaneous accreditation by four regional accrediting commissions. Currently, WGU's "home" accrediting commission is the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the same organization that accredits such leading institutions as the University of Washington, University of Oregon, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and other public and private colleges.