May 25, 2024  
ACE Catalog - Volume 25 
ACE Catalog - Volume 25 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Administration, Master’s

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Program Description

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) prepares students for advanced leadership roles within organizations in the healthcare field. This program will combine coursework in topics such as communication, technology, leadership, management, critical thinking, and professionalism. The curriculum includes a planned supervised practicum to facilitate application of theoretical concepts, provide real world experience and build on students’ professional experiences in the healthcare industry. Through application-based coursework and the supervised practicum, students will learn how to apply program competencies to their careers within healthcare organizations.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply advanced leadership and management skills to strategic planning, organizational development, operations, and outcomes within healthcare organizations.

  1. Communicate across the spectrum of healthcare organizations, engaging fluently with different departments, stakeholders, and diverse personnel. 

  1. Utilize personal and professional ethics in decision making within healthcare organizations.

  1. Apply principles of healthcare economics and financial analysis in strategically assessing and developing programs and operations within healthcare organizations.

  1. Apply human resources best practices in leading and managing personnel and health professionals in healthcare organizations.

  1. Evaluate evidenced based healthcare research, and apply results to improve decision making, operations, and outcomes within healthcare organizations.

  1. Implement epidemiology and public health principles to health and wellness issues within populations.

  1. Utilize information systems, data management and data analytics to improve operations and outcomes within healthcare organizations.

  1. Apply marketing principles to communicate healthcare organizational value to stakeholders, leaders, and individuals within the community.

  1. Promote cultural competency and diversity within healthcare organizations.

Course List (36 Total Semester Credits)

Research Courses (3 Semester Credits)

Healthcare Administration Courses (33 Semester Credits)


  • This program is neither designed nor approved (as of the publication date of this Catalog) to prepare students for licensure, certification, or endorsement in any state. 
  • Check availability in your state on the Programs by State section of the ACE website.
  • *Completion of included Micro-Credential: Healthcare Quality Management courses will result in eligibility to take the LSSI Lean Healthcare exam to receive a Lean Healthcare Certificate of Knowledge. Students may also design MHA practicum requirements as a process improvement project to qualify for LSSI Lean Healthcare Certification.


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