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Lead from the Front Lines -Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Do you have a dream to lead and manage, but you still want the hands-on, “in the trenches” feeling that comes with a traditional health professional career?

Do you have a dream to lead and manage, but you still want the hands-on, “in the trenches” feeling that comes with a traditional health professional career? As a healthcare administrator, you can work as a leader behind the scenes with other healthcare staff to help ensure patients receive the best possible treatment.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of medical and health services managers is expected to increase by 32% from 2020 to 2030. For those looking to transition from clinical work into a high-demand management position, Herzing University’s Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHA) program could be the perfect fit!

Discover whether this career path is the one you’ve been looking for:

Why an MSHA degree at Herzing University?

A Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) degree program focuses on leadership and management training in facilities and businesses within the healthcare sector. Students will learn to create healthcare organizational cultural and care delivery models that incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion. MSHA students dedicate their time to studying the healthcare system and related healthcare policy — far more than you would get in a typical MBA program. In addition, students will receive a Certificate of Completion in Healthcare Quality Principles from the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ).

What career options exist for MSHA degrees?

If you’re a health professional ready to advance to an MSHA program, you’re already a prime candidate for what Herzing students experience — a clear, focused pathway to move forward in your career. Your MSHA degree can open up many doors to the career of your dreams.

You could become a hospital administrator, healthcare manager, group practice administrator, research facility manager or any of a variety of leadership positions. An MSHA degree also offers you more options for where you could work as these highly sought-after individuals are found in hospitals and clinics as well as more specialized locations like nursing homes, mental health and addiction treatment centers, and labs.

What skills should you have to pursue an MSHA degree?

The best MSHA candidates are those ready to lead in the healthcare field. You’ll want to make sure you understand project management, are a strong communicator and are an effective listener. The MSHA is perfect if you are a “people person” willing to make hard decisions, can explain and defend healthcare policies to a wide variety of stakeholders, can convey professionalism, delegate responsibilities to a team, and thrive in a fast-paced business where change can happen every day.

Is it worth it?

The P.R.I.C.E. of Success Model is one of Herzing University’s core values and is designed not only for students but for professionals from every walk of life. P.R.I.C.E stands for Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Caring and Engagement — five key qualities are meant to help guide you to becoming a leader in your community. As you pursue your MSHA degree, you’ll develop the leadership skills through coursework, conversation and everyday life to hit the ground running when you graduate.

Our flexible course model and elite faculty will help you:

  • Go back to school online in the Herzing Everywhere Classroom — on your schedule, at your pace
  • Focus on relevant class topics including healthcare ethics, Information Technology (IT) management and assessment, organizational management, operations assessment and improvement, project management, public policy, compliance, and much more
  • Continue to advance your education in a postgraduate certificate program with several concentration options

Earn the education needed to take your healthcare career to the next level. With Herzing University as your lifelong partner in learning, your career success IS possible.

Learn More About Our Master of Science in Healthcare Amdinistration


* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics 2023 / Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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