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Prepare to Lead While Enhancing Healthcare in Your Community With Our MHA Degree

Healthcare organizations are seeing profound change, and the next generation of leaders must have the competencies to make the right decisions — at the right time — for patients and their families, as well as healthcare professionals.

Become a leader who can directly impact health outcomes and facilitate lifesaving work for healthcare professionals through the University of Southern Indiana’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) program. Our affordable and flexible health administration online master’s degree is designed for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree and are looking to advance their career — and their leadership skills — in healthcare.

At USI, our health administration courses equip you to apply best practices and principles to decisions and operations that impact the healthcare delivery system. You’ll be prepared to facilitate the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective and accessible healthcare in your community and beyond.

Learn more about our health administration online master’s degree today.

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What Can You Do With an MHA Degree?

From leading and inspiring frontline healthcare workers to managing and planning budgets, health administrators tackle some of the biggest challenges facing medical organizations.

At USI, our health administration online master’s program has a proven track record of helping individuals like you advance into entry- and mid-level administrative roles in healthcare. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for medical and health services managers — including those with an MHA degree— are also expected to grow 32 percent over the next decade.

We are on a rolling admissions basis, so you can apply at any time with our six convenient start dates throughout the academic year!

  1. Submit an online application and $40 application fee.
  2. Upload a current resume to your application account.
  3. Submit transcripts to Graduate Studies. 
    • Official transcripts are required only from the institution at which your highest degree was earned. Electronic transcripts are preferred and can be emailed from the previous institution to 
    • Unofficial transcripts from other institutions attended can be submitted via email by the applicant to 
    • Applicants who wish to seek transfer credit for graduate coursework must submit an official transcript from the institution where that work was completed. 
    • Mailed transcripts can be sent to this address:
      Graduate Studies
      University of Southern Indiana 
      8600 University Blvd. 
      Evansville, IN 47712
  4. Read the full transcript policy by clicking here.
  5. International applicants may be required to submit additional information.

All MHA courses are offered online using the Blackboard course management system and are seven (7) weeks in duration. Courses are designed using the Quality Matters Rubric Standards based on best practices and research for course design.

It is our intent that students from all diverse backgrounds and perspectives be well served in the MHA program, that students’ learning needs be addressed, and that the diversity that students bring to the program be viewed as a resource, strength and benefit. It is our intent to present materials and activities that are respectful of diversity: gender, sexuality, disability, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and culture. Your suggestions are always encouraged and appreciated.

Program Mission

The mission of the Master of Health Administration program is to equip students with competencies, skills, and knowledge necessary to achieve and sustain leadership roles in the dynamic, growing field of healthcare.  The program's curriculum is based on evidence-based practice enriched by fully integrated research activities with faculty and community partners.


Program Vision

We strive to become a premiere provider of transformational healthcare leaders who positively impact the organizations they lead and the communities they serve.


Program Goals

Graduates of the Master of Health Administration program are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding and synthesis of management principles in health care delivery.
  • Exhibit mature practical interpersonal and group leadership skills and interact cooperatively with other health care professionals in a spirit of teamwork.
  • Apply strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills that reflect the ability to synthesize logical common sense with a rigorous academic foundation.
  • Establish a broad organizational vision that reflects an understanding of the trends and issues in health care.
  • Participate in and contribute to organizational and outcomes research in health care.
  • Communicate effectively through clear and concise writing and speaking.
  • Demonstrate an ethical value system and socially responsible leadership. 
  • Intelligently plan career objectives and successfully pursue relevant opportunities in the health care field.

Program Curriculum for the Master of Health Administration

Choose between completing the MHA in an accelerated, 1 year format where you take 2 courses per 7-week bi-term, or the standard 2 year option where you take 1 course every 7-week bi-term. Each of these courses are three (3) credit hours and are designed using the Quality Matters Rubric Standards based on best practices and research for course design.

After you complete your nine core healthcare administration courses for a total of 27 hours, you’ll have the opportunity to build specific experience for your future. At USI, we offer three unique concentrations:

  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Health Informatics
  • Post-Acute Care Leadership

No matter which option you choose within our health administration online master’s degree, you’ll be prepared for the ever-growing opportunities within healthcare leadership.

All students must complete the required MHA Core.

  • MHA 621 - The Health Services System
  • MHA 622 - Biostatistics
  • MHA 623 - Quality Improvement in Healthcare
  • MHA 624 - Applied Economic Analysis in Healthcare
  • MHA 625 - Competitive Strategies in Healthcare
  • MHA 628 - Managerial Epidemiology 
  • MHA 633 - Human Resources and Labor Relations Management in Healthcare
  • MHA 642 - Health Informatics 
  • MHA 655 - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging

Students then choose to complete the remaining 9 credit hours in one of the following concentrations:

  • Healthcare Leadership Concentration
  • Health Informatics Concentration
  • Post-Acute Care (PAC) Leadership Concentration
  • MHA 626 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
  • MHA 637 - Healthcare Leadership
  • MHA 643 - Healthcare Finance

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  • MHA 645 - Health Data: Interoperability and Standards
  • MHA 646 - Health Information Systems: Design and Decision Making
  • MHA 647 - Health Data: Privacy and Security

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  • MHA 656 - Health Policy & Aging
  • MHA 657 - Regulatory Standards in Post-Acute Care
  • MHA 658 - Finance and Post-Acute Care

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Program highlights for our Master of Health Administration

At USI, our health administration courses can be completed in one year as part of an accelerated format — or in two years during a standard format. No matter which option you choose, you can expect to:

  • Learn from MHA faculty in your health administration courses, who have a mix of industry and applied professional experience.
  • Study within small healthcare administration courses that are all offered online and are convenient to working adults.
  • Have the opportunity to take part in study abroad and gain a new perspective in healthcare administration. Some of our MHA degree students travel to Germany as part of a unique study abroad learning experience.
  • The MHA program is textbook free. All course materials are no-cost resources.


Earn Your Master of Health Administration on Your Time

Our 100% online Master of Science in Health Administration program gives you the freedom to schedule your coursework around your availability. We are on a rolling admission basis meaning you don't have to wait to begin your journey to earning your MHA.

Course Start Application Deadline Registration Deadline
06/24/24 06/21/24 06/21/24
08/19/24 08/16/24 08/16/24
10/21/24 10/18/24 10/18/24

Get Started on Your Master of Health Administration

Take the next step on your journey at the University of Southern Indiana. Start your application or request more information today about our MHA degree.


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