Find the fire within you. Ignite your career opportunities with our exciting master's degree in Allied Health.

With an aging baby-boomer population and longer life-expectancy, the entire healthcare industry will see an increase in the demand for medical services (US Department of Labor, 2012). Yet, the complexity of the constantly-changing healthcare delivery landscape creates the need for a new kind of healthcare professional.

Most graduate programs focus on clinical proficiency, which is only one part of what it takes to succeed in healthcare’s future. With the MSAH program at Oregon Tech, you stand out from the crowd with the leadership, research, teaching and business skills necessary to thrive.

About the Allied Health Program

Our program follows the National Center for Healthcare Leadership Model which focuses on developing 28 core leadership competencies.

While health leaders have a lot in common with and demonstrate the behaviors of the best leaders of the top-performing organizations worldwide, they do so in an industry and environment that call for a higher level of both competence and professional values, given the specific context in which healthcare is provided, where the 'end consumer' is ultimately all people.

The culture of the MSAH program begins by igniting student passion for learning and developing new skills that apply immediately to their careers. Students learn first about who they are as leaders, along with developing their natural strengths so that they quickly become more effective in working with others individually or in groups. Through training in research management, community and education, students leave our program with increased confidence, self-awareness and make an even greater impact in healthcare. 

What students can expect:

  • Learn how to analyze, interpret, communicate and respond to the major factors influencing health, healthcare policy and healthcare leadership.
  • Build administration/management skills including financial skills, accountability, collaboration, relationship-building, organizational development, self-confidence and leadership.
  • Learn how to become an educator and/or leader in academic, clinical, or community healthcare settings.
  • Develop a strategic mind that is critical and innovative and that synthesizes concepts, principles, research, clinical findings, technologies and outcomes into actionable plans that improve programs and your professional practice.

The cornerstone of the MSAH program is developing a student's passion for learning.

  • Fully online program designed for the busy professional.
  • Build your skills for the future of healthcare.
  • Explore courses in teaching, research, management, and community health.
  • Four start dates each year
  • Navigate your work life with improved knowledge, confidence, and specialized skills.

Core Competencies


  • Accountability
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Communication Skills
  • Initiative
  • Performance Measurement
  • Process and Quality Improvement

Health System Awareness and Business Literacy

  • Financial Skills
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology Management


  • Collaboration
  • Impact and Influence
  • Interpersonal Understanding
  • Talent Development
  • Team Leadership

Self-Awareness and Self-Development

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Confidence
  • Well-Being


  • Change Leadership
  • Information Seeking
  • Innovation
  • Strategic Orientation

Boundary Spanning

  • Community Collaboration
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Relationship & Network Development


  • Professional and Social Responsibility

Are you eligible?

  • You must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institute.
  • You must meet the Oregon Tech admission criteria.

How to Apply

Please look at the Admission Requirements prior to applying to the program.

  • Submit your graduate application and $50 non-refundable application fee at
  • Submit a current background check (the link is in the Eligibility Verification).
  • Request official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges and universities attended.
  • Upload a personal statement that addresses your career goals and relevance to the program, evidence of aptitude for graduate work and evidence of a potential for success in the field.
  • Request three reference letters that address your academic preparation and professional abilities. These letters may be uploaded to your application by each author.

Oregon Tech may grant conditional admission to candidates not meeting all of the minimum requirements. Your application will not be considered for admission until all required items are received. 

Nationally Recognized


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Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Oregon Institute of Technology is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. NWCCU is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.


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