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Master of Health Administration (MHA): Global Health Specialization

Program Overview

Work to confront global health challenges.

Take your healthcare leadership skills to communities around the world with the Global Health specialization of our Master of Health Administration.

You’ll finish this specialization ready to work with relief organizations, government agencies, and national and community leaders in other countries.

Take your healthcare leadership skills to communities around the world with the Global Health specialization of our Master of Health Administration.

You’ll finish this specialization ready to work with relief organizations, government agencies, and national and community leaders in other countries.

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Two 10-Day Study Abroad Opportunities

The Global Health specialization of The University of Scranton’s MHA program is built around two 10-day study-abroad opportunities to locations in Europe and South America. Past classes have visited Brazil, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and the Netherlands.

You’ll gain firsthand experience with the obstacles faced by international healthcare systems. Hear diverse perspectives on healthcare delivery, improve your intercultural communication skills, and discuss public health, health management, and social justice issues.

These 10-day travel courses add just 6 credits to your curriculum. Travel expenses for this specialization are not included in your tuition. 

Career Outlook: Help the World’s Most Vulnerable

Go to work across the world supporting health organizations and practitioners as they care for the planet’s most vulnerable populations.

You could lead global health work around women’s and children’s well-being, as well as epidemiology, mental health, HIV or AIDS, tuberculosis, vaccines, or any number of the world’s most urgent and pressing public health challenges.

Global health administrators earn an average $93,225, and are employed at organizations such as the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, UNICEF, and more.1

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Curriculum: Dig Into Global Challenges

“What can be done to improve women’s and children’s health in low-income countries and how can these improvements be made?”

You’ll tackle meaningful questions like this one throughout the Global Health curriculum, which explores topics such as nutrition, communicable diseases, the ethics around healthcare access and cost, and the principles and goals of global health work.

You’ll also gain an in-person understanding of the unique obstacles faced by health systems in Europe and South America.

MHA Curriculum

Specialization Outcomes: Finding Systemic Solutions

You will complete the Global Health specialization ready to:

Specialization Options

You may also be interested in our MHA specialization in Health Informatics.

Master of Health Administration: Health Informatics

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

Admissions Requirements

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

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Tuition Details

Scranton’s Master of Health Administration program with a specialization in Global Health consists of 53 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 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 that’s 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.

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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 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. Comparably (n.d.). Global Health Administrator Salary. Retrieved December 16, 2019, from