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Master of Health Administration (MHA)

A 100% online, CAHME-accredited Master of Health Administration.

Total Credits 47-53

Cost Per Credit $940

  • Earn your degree in 2.5 years
  • Choose from 2 specializations — Health Informatics and Global Health
  • MHA program is the recipient of the CAHME Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice
  • Fastest growing field for jobs — 18% increase by 2028, 3x the national average1

Stay on top of an industry that’s continually transforming itself with the online CAHME-accredited Master of Health Administration. You’ll earn an education grounded in Jesuit principles and gain current management skills.

What Makes Us Unique?

CAHME Accreditation. Our online MHA program was one of the first fully online MHA programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). This acclaim shows your future employers that you’ve received an education that meets CAHME’s highest health administration education standards.

ACHE-aligned curriculum. The online MHA curriculum is based on the ACHE Healthcare Leadership Alliance competency model, including 24 core competencies across five critical domains. Along with refined healthcare administration expertise, you’ll set yourself apart with invaluable leadership, communication, and relationship management skills.

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Stand Apart With an Acclaimed Education

Our online MHA was among the first fully online master’s in health administration to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education (CAHME).

The MHA also received the CAHME Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice, which is awarded jointly by CAHME and Canon Solutions America.

This acclaim shows your future employers that you’ve received an education that meets CAHME’s highest standards for health administration education.

Guided by expert faculty, you’ll prepare to make a difference for your organization’s patients and advance to senior management roles and other healthcare staff positions.

You may also be interested in our Executive Certificate in Health Administration, a five-course program that offers you an even quicker path to practice.

Career Outlook: Leaders Needed Now

Healthcare is the nation’s fastest-growing employer, and it urgently needs managers and leaders.1,2

Positions for medical and health services managers are projected to grow 18 percent from 2018 to 2028.1 That’s more than 3x the national average and 4 percent2 faster than healthcare occupations overall.

The median annual salary for managers of medical data and staff is $99,733, with the top 10 percent of administrators earning as much as $182,600.1

Career Outlook

Curriculum: Foundations for an Evolving Field

Prosper in an ever-changing industry with the CAHME-accredited Master of Health Administration curriculum.

The curriculum is made up of 16 courses and 47 credits, as well as two optional specializations. You’ll explore ethical practices, research methods, financial management, issue resolution, marketing, and other essential topics.

The MHA curriculum is based on the ACHE Healthcare Leadership Alliance competency model, including 24 core competencies across five critical domains.

You’ll graduate with expertise in leadership, professionalism, business acumen, the healthcare environment, and communication and relationship management.

Curriculum

Program Outcomes: Built Around Leadership

You will complete this program ready to:

Learn more about the skills you’ll gain in the online Master of Health Administration on our Curriculum page.

Specializations: Follow Your Passion

You may add an MHA specialization in Health Informatics or Global Health. These specializations incorporate 150 hours of fieldwork and add just six more credits to your curriculum, for a total of 53 credits.

A specialization is optional and not required to complete this program.

Master of Health Administration: Health Informatics

Put health informatics to use across healthcare institutions, community organizations and the public sector.

Master of Health Administration: Global Health

Confront global health challenges and be prepared to support organizations and healthcare providers around the world.

Admission Requirements

To apply for the Master of Health Administration from The University of Scranton, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The Master of Health Administration program at Scranton consists of 47 credit hours and costs $940 per credit hour.

We strive to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why we’re ranked a Best Value School, Regional Universities North, by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.

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Faculty: Staffed With Real-World Leaders

In the online CAHME-accredited MHA, you’ll work directly with distinguished healthcare leaders.

These real-world practitioners understand the challenges you’ll face in your career and know how to help you overcome them. They’ll share their wisdom and expertise from decades of experience.

Our faculty are led by program chair Dr. Daniel West Ph.D., FACHE, who sits on the nationally renowned CAHME Board of Directors at the forefront of healthcare education.

Faculty at Scranton

Why Learn Online?

Earn a degree without interrupting your career. You’ll be part of an online learning community led by a diverse and expert faculty. Online programs reflect the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid options are available to help you pay for your education. A personal financial aid counselor will assist you in identifying and taking full advantage of all opportunities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-373-9547.

The University of Scranton is one of the first fully online MHA programs to receive CAHME accreditation. The rigorous online curriculum mirrors the coursework taught in the on-campus MHA program, which is also CAHME accredited.

Evidence of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or the equivalent from an international college or university. Applicants should have a minimum of three years of professional work experience and are required to submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. Admission requires an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale). International students must also supply proof of English proficiency by submitting TOEFL, STEP or IELTS scores and a course-by-course evaluation of foreign transcripts from World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).

The online Master of Health Administration program accepts up to 12 credits from another CAHME accredited MHA program. Transcripts and sometimes a syllabus is required to verify transfer credits. To learn more about credit transfers, request more information or call us at 866-373-9547.

We offer 2 specializations for the MHA degree along with the general track. You may choose between Health Informatics and Global Health. You can review the courses now.

Medical and health services managers are in high demand with employment projected to grow 18 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Your skills will apply to positions as a medical and health services manager, training and development specialist, benefits manager, hospital administrator and more. Learn more about the outcomes of this program here.

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Sources:

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Medical and Health Services Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved December 11, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Healthcare Occupations. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved December 11, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm.