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Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Program Overview

Take a lead role in healthcare’s future.

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.

Optionally, add one of two specializations that reflect where healthcare is headed now.

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.

Optionally, add one of two specializations that reflect where healthcare is headed now.

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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 2028.2 That’s more than 3x the national average and 4 percent1 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 $182,600.2

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.


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:

Admissions Info

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.

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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.

Financial Aid Details

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The online Master of Health Administration program from The University of Scranton requires as few as 2.5 years to complete. The maximum time students have to complete the program is six years.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services managers earn a median salary of $99,730 and can expect 18% job growth from 2018 to 2028.

You’ll be in high demand for roles, including case manager, healthcare executive, quality assurance leader, and more.

Learn more about your future in a health administration role on our MHA career outlook page.

No, not health administration specifically. However, this program does require three years of professional or supervisory experience.

The cost per credit for the Master in Health Administration program is $940, with the total estimated tuition of $44,180.

This estimate doesn’t include the program’s optional specializations, which add nine credits to your curriculum.

For more information about tuition, additional costs, and financial aid options, please visit our tuition page.

It’s up to you. You can choose to take this program on a full- or part-time basis.

The Master of Health Administration degree is made up of 15 courses plus one internship course, for a total of 16 courses. The three-credit internship includes 150 hours of fieldwork experience.

You may also choose to add either the Health Informatics specialization or the Global Health specialization to your course load.

Learn more about your course options on our MHA curriculum page

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Healthcare Occupations. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved December 11, 2019, from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Medical and Health Services Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved December 11, 2019, from