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Master's Degree

MHA Program Online
Master's in Healthcare Administration (MS)

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CLASSES START
May 6th

16 Mo.

Program Length

30-33

Credits

Online

Format

No GMAT

Required

Master's Degree

MHA Program Online
Master's in Healthcare Administration (MS)

Climb the ladder with a master’s in healthcare administration

AccreditationAccredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Transfer creditUp to 9-12 approved credits
Format100% online classes you can take right at home
EnrollmentFull-time and part-time enrollment flexibility
QuickPathsTransfer credit, stackable credentials, and adaptive learning technology build a faster pathway to a higher education with Herzing University
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Over 90%

Satisfaction rate

Our overall student satisfaction rate, according to the 2023 Herzing Graduate Survey.

Over 90%

Satisfaction rate

Our overall student satisfaction rate, according to the 2023 Herzing Graduate Survey.

Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Overview: Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration degree is a 30-33 credit graduate program which prepares you for a career as a leader in healthcare administration. 

The online degree program provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in health information management, health policy and management, healthcare economics, healthcare operations assessment, and much more.

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Career-focused curriculum

Discover the crucial knowledge and skills required to succeed in your work and build a foundation for continued career growth.

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Flexible schedule

You can take classes during the day or in the evening. We strive to be as flexible as possible for busy non-traditional students.

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Virtual services

Access to extensive virtual services, including academic advising, tutoring, support services, technical support and library services.

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Lifelong support

We support your ongoing career advancement by providing comprehensive, personalized student services with lifelong career coaching.

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Rolling admissions

No application deadlines to worry about. Apply when you’re ready and prepare to get started soon.

Classes Start May 6th

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Curriculum

MHA program classes & curriculum details

The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration curriculum is designed to prepare you to develop, plan, and manage healthcare operations and services across health care systems. Discover the skills and knowledge it takes to become a decision maker in healthcare, and become qualified for jobs in healthcare administration and management.

All lecture classes are delivered online through the Canvas learning management system. Online distance learning is available for students across the United States—please contact admissions for program eligibility in your state.

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MHA)1630-33
i. Average number of months for students to complete program

Required Core Courses

All courses, 30.00 semester credit hours, are required.

* Only required for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Business, a closely related discipline or its international equivalent.

Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

The cost of tuition for the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program is $615 per credit.

You can potentially earn even greater savings by transferring credit from prior college coursework, applying for financial aid, or potential partnership opportunities through your employer.

Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculum and processes to make our program as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.

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 Scholarships & Financial Aid

You may be eligible for multiple scholarships and grants, both through Herzing University and several national scholarship websites.

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 Military/Veteran Discounts

Veterans, Active Duty U.S. Servicemembers, and spouses may qualify for a 10% tuition discount or tuition reduction to $250 per credit.

VA/Military benefits 

Requirements

MHA program enrollment requirements

Enrollment prerequisites to enroll in Herzing’s MHA program include:

  • Completed bachelor’s or graduate degree from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or have completed a three or four year bachelor’s degree at a foreign college or university recognized as equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree by an approved foreign credential evaluator.
  • Meet and interview with a Herzing admissions advisor
  • Complete an application form

No minimum GMAT/GRE score is required for eligibility!

Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District Of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.

Classes Start May 6th

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Pathways

What kind of leader are you?

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MHA pathway

A Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MHA) program prepares leaders specifically for the healthcare industry. This is a common pathway for current healthcare professionals seeking the next career step into a managerial role, or those in clinical care looking to transition into a non-clinical leadership role.

Why choose MHA? If you have a wealth of experience in healthcare, have earned a healthcare-related bachelor’s degree, and are fully committed to making your difference in the field, choosing an MHA program is right for you.

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MBA pathway

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Healthcare Management teaches a versatile skillset for business-oriented professionals. The curriculum is business-focused (finance, accounting, marketing, and more) with an emphasis on global healthcare concepts to prepare you for jobs in the field.

Why choose MBA? If you are strong in business-related skills, eager to continue climbing the ladder, have no prior healthcare experience or education, and see the growing opportunities on the horizon in healthcare management and administration, pursuing an MBA in healthcare management is right for you.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Hospital administrators and other types of medical and health services managers most often need at least a bachelor’s degree, although master’s degrees are common in these roles and can be preferred by employers.

A Master of Science in Healthcare Administration equips you with the skills and knowledge to better qualify for upper-level administrative jobs.

There is a lot of overlap in terminology between roles in healthcare management vs. healthcare administration. However, they are unique career paths requiring distinct sets of skills:

  • Healthcare management. Healthcare managers deal in the overall operation of an organization. Their primary role is in leadership and the business side of healthcare.  Healthcare managers interact with stakeholders and other board members for organizational direction and planning, usually involves managing more than one department—or an entire clinic.
  • Healthcare administration. Healthcare administrators are more concerned with day-to-day operations. An administrator’s focus is on daily staff management and administrative procedures within a department. Healthcare administrators usually report to healthcare managers, and work within individual departments as supervisors or manager support. They may be found in smaller, rural areas as office managers or other similar job titles depending on area, experience and availability.

Smaller healthcare institutions may merge the roles into single positions and use each term interchangeably, but bigger facilities will often specialize into unique roles and differentiate them more clearly in terms of management or administration.

In general, healthcare executives or administrators are responsible for directing and coordinating health services. Executives work closely with healthcare staff and business leaders to improve the delivery of healthcare for an organization.

Job descriptions and specific roles and responsibilities will vary by position, but typical duties include developing goals and objectives, ensuring compliance, supervising staff members, managing finances, managing budgets, represent the institution at board or investor meetings, and much more.

Earning a master’s degree in healthcare administration can help you climb the ladder and qualify for managerial or administrative jobs in healthcare. Current bachelor’s degree holders in either allied health or patient care roles can choose a health administration degree to learn the administrative and leadership skills necessary to better qualify for upper-level jobs and take the next big step in their healthcare career.

With a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, you could potentially compete for jobs in medical and health services management, including job titles such as health manager, clinical director, clinical manager, nursing home administrator, and health information management director. Titles can vary widely based on the job’s specific roles and responsibilities and associated healthcare department or discipline.

A master’s degree is more than training for the job—it’s training for your career. Earn an MHA and you can position yourself very well to advance from a day-to-day role executing healthcare processes into a big-picture role where you heavily influence those processes. The next step in your career is worth it!

Healthcare management is the practice of administering the financial and operational aspects of delivering healthcare in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices and other healthcare institutions.

Healthcare management professionals act as a bridge between clinicians and upper management, insurers, and other third parties to ensure patients receive safe, cost-effective care that complies with laws and regulations.

Considering going from ASN/ADN to MHA, or BSN to MHA and weighing the differences between nursing and health administration? Pursuing an MHA could represent a big step to transition out of a direct patient care role in nursing into broader administrative or leadership roles.

Current RNs may also consider a more nursing-focused master’s degree curriculum such as our Nursing Leadership and Administration programs (BSN to MSN or ADN to MSN options available). If your goal is to climb the ranks in your nursing department and qualify for jobs like Nurse Director or Chief Nursing Officer, this graduate-level pathway might be even better for you. You may also consider our public health master's in nursing program as an alternative.

Earn a master’s in healthcare administration, and you can potentially compete for jobs as a Medical and Health Services Manager.

The average annual salary for medical and health services managers is $127,980 per year ($61.53 per hour) nationally, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).*

Learn more about how much you can make in healthcare administration.

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Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosures

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics 2022 / 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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The program has an automatic transfer of credits, and allows you to transfer up to additional credits.

  Transfer Credits

The program allows you to transfer up to credits.

  Transfer Credits

The program allows you to transfer up to credit hours.

  Transfer Credit Hours
Master of Science in Healthcare Administration Online Campus
Tuition
Cost per Credit$615.00
Base Tuition$20,295.00
Savings from Transfer Credits (9 x $615.00 )(-$5,535.00)
Estimated Tuition Cost*$14,760.00
Fees
One-time Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Learner Resource Fee$530.00
Estimated Total Fee*$2,120.00
Total Semesters 1
RequiredNeeded
44
Total Credits
RequiredNeeded
3324
Estimated Cost 2
Base CostYour Cost
$22,415.00$16,880.00
Estimated Savings*
$5,535.00

Available Scholarships & Loan Options

Who Can Apply

Available to applicants who attended a college or university that closed within the last 12 months and were attending within 120 days of the school closure date

Requirements

Must be enrolled in a comparable program at Herzing University, submit a copy of an official transcript from the closed school, and complete the Closed School Discharge Disclosure

Who Can Apply

The Crisis Support Grant is an emergency grant for active students experiencing a financial crisis

Requirements

GPA requirements must be met. All applicants must be actively enrolled in a degree-seeking program, have a record of good conduct, and financial standing with the university

Who Can Apply

All Herzing University students are eligible to apply via the formal application process outlined below. Students must apply prior to the start of either semester in their last academic year before graduation. The application period is open during the summer semester.

Requirements

An application including a personal statement, letters of recommendation, and examples of community service is required. In addition, the scholarship review committee may review GPA and unmet financial need as part of eligibility criteria.

Who Can Apply

Available to applicants in any program that demonstrate a financial need and are unable to cover the cost of attendance with alternative resources in their final academic year

Requirements

Must submit an application and have used all financial resources in the final academic year resulting in a gap in financial resources

Who Can Apply

Available to applicants in any program that demonstrate a financial need, who are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Requirements

Must show financial need and are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Who Can Apply

Dean's List and President's list students

Requirements

Must be enrolled in an Associate or Bachelor program, on the Dean's or President's list, and submit an application.

Who Can Apply

Must be a Herzing graduate who has re-enrolled in a higher-level degree and remain enrolled in the desired program

Requirements

Must be enrolled at least half-time for the duration of the program

Who Can Apply

Must be an international student attending HU through an agreement with a school/agency in your home country

Requirements

Must either be attending a resident campus as F-1 student or enrolled in an online modality study through an established school partnership

Who Can Apply

Must be an eligible AmeriCorps Alumni who is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree seeking program

Requirements

Must submit a payment request for an eligible institution through their individual account in 'My AmeriCorps'

Who Can Apply

Yellow ribbon may be given to veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate for Post-911

Requirements

100% CH 33 eligible

Who Can Apply

Honorably discharged veterans, severely injured servicemembers, family members of Active Duty Servicemembers and Severely Injured Servicemembers, active duty servicemembers in graduate-level programs, dependents of deceased servicemembers, public safety and first responder personnel

Requirements

Proof of Veteran (DD-214), Active Duty, or injured status is required. 

Proof of active and current employment as public safety personnel or first responder

Who Can Apply

Active Duty Servicemembers in undergraduate programs and National Guard or Reserves activated or actively training and drilling in preparation for potential activation

Requirements

Proof of active duty status is required

Who Can Apply

Employees of a business participating in the Herzing Partnerships Program.

Requirements

Proof of active and current employment or association with partner organization

Who Can Apply

Recipients must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program for the Fall with a Herzing University campus located within Wisconsin.

Requirements

Applicant's background must reflect one or more of the components as determined by the UPS Foundation and CIC's First Opportunity Program: first generation student, low-income, minority; or new American student.

Who Can Apply

The program is designed to provide financial support for women that demonstrate leadership potential, initiative, and excellent communication skills and are pursuing a career or have an interest in public service, government, and/or the political process.

Requirements

To be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must be actively enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in good academic standing and plan to enroll in the Fall. In addition, an applicant must be a female resident of Wisconsin and have a financial need as determined by Herzing University based on eligibility for the Pell Grant.

Who Can Apply

Rath Distinguished Scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, merit, and leadership.

Requirements

Must be an actively enrolled student in good standing. If an entering first year student, the scholarship applicants must have graduated among the top 25 percent of their high school class. If a sophomore, junior, or senior, applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence by maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). In addition, scholarship recipients are to demonstrate strong campus and community leadership. Applicants must be enrolled through the Fall semester. Scholars must be U.S. citizens; Wisconsin residents preferred.


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Actual semesters to complete are dependent upon university approved transfer credits and program mapping.

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Estimated program length, estimated number of semesters, and estimated program shown above are standard by program for each student based on: a student taking a full-time course load each semester, the student not having any transfer credits (from previous Herzing experiences or from other post-secondary institutions), and successful completion of each course.

Current tuition rates for all programs are effective through the Summer 2024 semester.