Master of Healthcare Administration
The online Master of Healthcare Administration at The College of St. Scholastica enables healthcare professionals to become the leaders who drive organizational strategies and decisions and make an impact in the healthcare industry with grace and confidence.
The MHA program has been a great fit for me as a working professional. The faculty and support at St. Scholastica have made the transition back to school a great experience!
* Tuition rates are for the 2023-24 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change. View 2022-23 rates.
Make a Difference/Social Mission
According to AUPHA, decisions made by healthcare executives can help improve life for hundreds, even thousands of people every day. Healthcare executives have a sense of social mission — they deeply care about the people they work with and serve. The U.S. is seeing growth in healthcare leadership to effectively manage the business of healthcare delivery and finances and work effectively with diverse teams.
The basic curriculum for our Master’s in Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree addresses three principal areas:
- Study of management theory, concepts and skills. Broadly defined, the program will assist students with competency development in leadership, human resources, financial management, economics, medical technology, legal aspects, organizational behavior, quantitative research methods, strategic thinking and planning, and innovation.
- Study of the healthcare industry, including health services, public health, health and human behavior, health information and data analytics, and health and medical care organizations.
- Demonstration of integration of course material through application of management concepts to the healthcare industry in a major project, paper or exam.
Visit our Catalog to view the program, course and degree requirements, and learning outcomes. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for medical or health services managers are poised to grow by 32% from 2019 to 2029. And while it is difficult to predict the number of jobs available in the field, the profession is growing rapidly and career opportunities are high.
Examples of employment opportunities are:
- VP or executive in a health system
- Insurance company leadership role
- Clinical manager
- Director within an integrated health system
- Chief Nursing Officer
- Director or Chief Technology Officer in Health Information Management
- Nursing home administrator
- Medical director
- Clinical program manager
- Program director
- Director of medical science liaison
Application priority deadline: July 15
Application final deadline: Aug. 15
Application priority deadline: Dec. 15
Application final deadline: Jan. 2
- BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0
A returning student is a student who was admitted and enrolled in a program at St. Scholastica but has been absent from the program for at least three continuous semesters, including summer. To return to the same program at St. Scholastica, a returning student must be in good academic standing and must apply for readmission to the College.