Online Master’s in Health Administration Program Guide

The healthcare industry evolves with each new medical discovery, shift in policy, and advancement in technology. To thrive as a leader in this new reality, it’s imperative that you learn to manage change and drive growth within your organization. That’s exactly what an online master’s in health administration from Maryville can prepare you to do.

You can also focus where your strengths and passion lead you by choosing from four healthcare administration concentrations or a general track.

Health Informatics and Analytics — Help healthcare organizations use data to drive better administrative, clinical, and financial decisions.

Healthcare Leadership — Where your interest in marketing, policy, and economics plays a role in your career success.

Population Health Management — An industry growth area where a strong graduate-level background will be needed.

Senior Services — Focus on nursing home administration and residential care/assisted living.

General MHA — Tailor your studies to align with your career goals by choosing three electives from any of the specialty concentrations.

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At a glance

No GMAT or GRE required

100% online curriculum

3 start times per year

No application fee

Complete the program part-time in as few as 2 years


The online master’s in health administration program is founded on core industry competencies in accordance with the Healthcare Leadership Alliance. The curriculum was developed based on the 10 key knowledge areas from the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Core Courses

  • MHA 610: Healthcare industry and Its Impact on Healthcare Management
  • MHA 615: Healthcare Operations
  • MHA 630: Healthcare Human Resources and Organizational Behavior
  • MHA 631: Healthcare Quality and Performance Improvement
  • MHA 651: Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Risk Management
  • MHA 655: Healthcare Financial Management
  • MHA 656: Population Health Management
  • MHA 660: Healthcare Technology and Information Systems


Choose from four concentrations or opt for the general MHA degree by choosing any three courses from the concentrations listed below.

Healthcare Leadership

  • MHA 670: Healthcare Marketing
  • MHA 671: Health Policy & Economics
  • MHA 690: Leadership and Professionalism in Healthcare

Health Informatics and Analytics

  • MHA 675: Healthcare Analytics
  • MHA 676: Health Informatics
  • MHA 677: Data Analytics II and Project Management

Population Health Management

  • MHA 675: Healthcare Analytics
  • MHA 685: Managerial Epidemiology
  • MHA 686: Community Health

Senior Services

  • MHA 680: Introduction to Gerontology
  • MHA 681: Assisted Living/Senior Services Management
  • MHA 690: Leadership and Professionalism in Healthcare


  • MHA 691: Strategic Healthcare Management

Total 36 credits (12 courses)

To ensure the best possible educational experience for our students, we may update our curriculum to reflect emerging and changing employer and industry demands.

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Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • 3.0 cumulative GPA required for full admission
    • Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement may be considered for provisional admission
  • Official transcripts required for all institutions previously attended
  • Personal letter explaining qualifications for graduate work
  • International applicants (if applicable): Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL with a score of 563, speaking sub-score of 23, writing sub-score of 20, reading and listening scores of 21, and a combined score of 85 or higher)
  • No GMAT, GRE, or letters of recommendation required
  • Click to view our transfer credit policy
    • The acceptance of transfer credit is at the discretion of Maryville University

*Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement may be considered for provisional admission.

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Why Maryville Online?

We’ve been progressively challenging the norms of higher education for nearly 150 years. We started as one of the first universities to educate women. Today, we continue to push the boundaries and prepare students like you for a digital world. At Maryville, we understand what it takes to step beyond your comfort zone.

Maryville University is a nationally ranked private college recognized for comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes, and success — both online and on campus. We’re located just 22 miles from downtown St. Louis.

Enhance your skills. Broaden your career.

Top 5 skills you can develop:

  • Health services leadership
  • Operations management
  • Financial management
  • Population health management
  • Healthcare admininstration

Top 5 skills you can develop:

  • Health services leadership
  • Operations management
  • Financial management
  • Population health management
  • Healthcare admininstration

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