Apply for a Masters in Healthcare Administration

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program provides students with the skills and experience to be competitive in a variety of professional settings. Building on students’ existing leadership skills, management styles and current understanding of healthcare policy in the highly regulated healthcare industry, students will be able to dynamically contribute to the improvement of the delivery of services throughout the healthcare continuum.

Melanie Schicker, a faculty member for the MHA program share some key information.

Who can apply for the MHA program?
Anyone with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with at least a 3.0 GPA

How is the MHA program beneficial?
According to the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), “Healthcare is the largest industry in the U.S., and the second largest employer, with more than 11 million jobs. Virtually all new private sector jobs over the past 5 years came from healthcare; and the sector continues to grow faster than most other segments. Graduates of healthcare management programs can find opportunities in areas ranging from small rural communities to large metropolitan and international regions.”

What does the MHA prodragm focus on?
The program focuses on decision-making and effectiveness for healthcare executives which can help improve the lives of the people they serve or will serve in healthcare. We focus on the ethical and social responsibility that every healthcare leader must possess.

What can you do with an MHA degree?
Graduates of the Master of Healthcare Administration can work in multiple settings, rural and urban, large and small facilities, practices or other healthcare settings. Graduates may serve in many capacities in healthcare including department management, specialty area management, executive positions, physician practices and much more.

How much is an MHA degree?
At MSUM, The rate is $337/credit hour with a fee of $55/credit hour differential tuition for online courses. The program is 37 credits.

When is the application deadline?
Application deadlines vary per semester, but generally students may register up to the start of classes. It is advised to register early to ensure a seat in the class.

Why is the MHA program important to you?
It is essential that we have strong leaders in healthcare who hold the highest ethical standards, are committed to community, diversity and patient advocacy. At MSUM, this is our focus.

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