Master of Health Administration

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Apply by 01/11/21 | Start Class 01/19/21

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Program Overview

Offered by the College of Nursing and Health Professions at USI, the 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. 

Our MHA program hosts an annual leadership conference 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!

39 Credit Hours


Complete within two years!

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Admission Procedures & Requirements
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
01/19/21 01/11/21 01/15/20
03/15/21  03/10/21 03/12/21 
05/10/21 05/03/21 05/07/21
06/28/21 06/21/21 06/25/21

Program Curriculum:

The MHA requires 39 graduate credit hours. Courses within the MHA program range between one and three credit hours, and each are seven weeks in duration. Students can expect to complete the 39 credit hour program within two academic years. Courses are designed using the Quality Matters Rubric Standards based on best practices and research for course design.

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

Please visit the MHA Course Descriptions for a complete list of course descriptions. 

Course Numbers & Titles

Required Courses (39 credit hours)

  • MHA 621 - The Health Services System
  • MHA 622 - Biostatistics
  • MHA 623 - Operations and Control Systems Research in Healthcare Organizations
  • MHA 624 - Applied Economic Analysis in Healthcare
  • MHA 625 - Marketing and Competitive Strategies in Healthcare
  • MHA 626 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
  • MHA 628 - Epidemiology 
  • MHA 633 - Human Resources and Labor Relations Management in Healthcare
  • MHA 634 - Managerial Accounting in Healthcare
  • MHA 637 - Healthcare Leadership
  • MHA 642 - Health Informatics 
  • MHA 643 - Healthcare Finance
  • MHA 651 - Capstone I: Planning (1 credit)
  • MHA 652 - Capstone II: Implementation (1 credit)
  • MHA 653 - Capstone III: Dissemination (1 credit)

All courses listed are three (3) credit hours unless designated otherwise.

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Dr. Kevin Valadares
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