Master of Health Administration

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Apply by 06/28/21 | Start Class 06/21/21

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Program Overview

Offered by the College of Nursing and Health Professions at USI, the 100% online Master of Health Administration (MHA) will prepare you for leadership roles in healthcare. 

Our affordable and flexible program is designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree and desire to diversify their leadership skills or obtain a leadership position in the healthcare field. 

The online MHA will develop leaders that will strive to provide high-quality, cost-effective, and accessible healthcare in their communities. 

The MHA program will host an annual leadership conference (Fall 2021) for students, alumni, faculty, and others in the healthcare community on the USI campus. 

Study abroad opportunities to Germany are also available through the USI-Osnabrueck partnership!

36 Credit Hours Starting Fall 2021!


Complete in as Little as 1 Year!

Transfer Credits Accepted

No GRE/GMAT or Clinical Hours Required

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Program Curriculum36 credit hours beginning Fall 2021!

Students can complete the MHA program in an accelerated (1 year) format, or a standard (2 year) format!

You may complete this master's program by either enrolling in two courses per 7-week bi-term (the accelerated option) or by enrolling in one course per 7-week bi-term (the standard option).

Each course within the MHA program is three (3) credit hours, and seven weeks in duration. Courses are designed using the Quality Matters Rubric Standards based on best practices and research for course design.

MHA Core

All students must complete the required MHA Core (24 Credit Hours).

  • 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 

Students then choose to complete the remaining 12 credit hours in either the Leadership or Post-Acute Care (PAC) concentration.

Leadership Concentration

12 Credit Hours

  • MHA 626 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
  • MHA 637 - Healthcare Leadership
  • MHA 643 - Healthcare Finance
  • MHA 655 - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging
Post-Acute Care (PAC) Concentration

12 Credit Hours

  • MHA 655 - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging
  • MHA 656 - Health Policy & Aging
  • MHA 657 - Regulatory Standards in Post-Acute Care
  • MHA 658 - Finance and Post-Acute Care
Admission Procedures & Requirements

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 official transcripts to Graduate Studies.
  4. International applicants may be required to submit additional information.
Health Administration as a Purposeful Career

Program Highlights
  • All courses are offered online and are convenient for working adults.
  • There are six enrollment and start dates throughout the year!
  • An annual leadership conference (tentatively scheduled for fall 2021) is offered for networking and further learning opportunities. Students will physically or virtually participate in at least one leadership conference through the duration of their program. 
  • A study abroad opportunity to Germany is available through the USI-Osnabrueck partnership!
Program Delivery & Technology Requirements

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.

Program Calendar 

Course Start Application Deadline Registration Deadline
06/28/21 06/21/21 06/25/21
08/23/21 08/16/21 08/20/21
10/18/21 10/11/21 10/15/21

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Dr. Kevin Valadares
Program Chair

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