Healthcare is serious business. Learn to manage it.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that healthcare will be among the fastest-growing industries in our economy — adding more jobs than any other industry from 2014 to 2024. It’s big business, and if your goal is to advance within this ever-growing field, a graduate degree can provide the edge you need to get ahead.
Choose Maryville University’s 100% online MHA, and you can gain the specialized expertise to grow as a well-rounded, decisive organizational leader. You can also tailor your studies to align with your career goals by choosing one of four concentrations, or choose our general online MHA program.
100% online with no campus visits required
No GMAT, GRE, or application fee
Graduate in as few as 2 years
3 start times per year (Spring, Summer, and Fall)
Collaborative learning environment
Why choose Maryville for your online MHA?
Health administrators must be well-versed in a broad range of disciplines: human resources, healthcare delivery, finance, ethics, and health policy, just to name a few. That’s why our online MHA program looks at health administration from multiple perspectives — imparting the knowledge you need to run a successful healthcare organization.
Our forward-thinking online MHA program is designed for busy professionals.
Experience an interactive and collaborative online learning environment.
Learn from a faculty of active industry practitioners and accomplished scholars.
Participate in discussions with other healthcare professionals and executives.
Benefit from coursework that reflects the changing landscape of healthcare.
Immediately apply what you’re learning to real-world healthcare challenges.
Expand your network as you build relationships throughout your coursework.
Additionally, your online MHA degree will carry the accreditation of a university respected worldwide for its quality, value, and affordability. We’ve spent more than 140 years building a reputation for excellence. Now, let us help build yours.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission — HLC
Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2017
Ranked among the best values in private colleges
— Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2018
Healthcare administration: Industry outlook
A master’s in health administration online puts you in an excellent position to find a place in a rapidly growing field where career possibilities are wide and varied. Industry data reveals that:
Healthcare represents nearly 9% of total national employment.
Overall job growth for medical and health services managers is projected to be 17% from 2014 to 2024 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
In 2016, the median pay for healthcare administrators was $96,540.
Hospitals, physician’s offices, nursing and residential care facilities, government, and home healthcare services are among the top five health administrator employers.
Top jobs for MHA graduates
Careers in health administration offer excellent opportunities for advancement and increased earning potential. Earn your master’s in health administration online from Maryville, and you can build a solid foundation for growth in positions like these:
from 2014 to 2024
Nursing Home Administrator
from 2014 to 2024
Medical and Health Services Manager
from 2014 to 2024
Note: Job growth and salary data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, CNNMoney, and PayScale
Online MHA curriculum
Healthcare is as important as ever in the United States, and healthcare administrators are in demand. At Maryville, we serve those who are brave enough to pursue this path by providing a robust online Master of Health Administration program.
Our curriculum is designed to help you build competencies to become a leader in this growing field. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the foundations of healthcare operations and healthcare management, and courses like Population Health Management and Healthcare Human Resources & Organizational Behavior can help you discover and build on best practices for being an effective administrator.
Coursework for Maryville’s online MHA program is structured to align with the 10 key knowledge areas from the American College of Healthcare Executives. You can complete the entire program 100% online in as few as two years. You can learn more at our MHA curriculum page.
Be a generalist, or choose from 4 concentrations.
Focus on your strengths and passions and customize your online MHA degree by choosing one of four concentrations:
Help healthcare organizations improve their administrative, clinical, and financial strategies by utilizing data.
Learn about marketing, policy, economics, and more as they pertain to the healthcare system.
Learn the leadership and managerial skills you need to help improve community help and curb epidemics.
Provide care for an aging population and learn about topics and issues relating to the gerontology field.
Not sure which concentration to choose?
Pursue a general MHA by choosing any two electives from the concentrations listed above.
Enrolling in the online MHA program: Admission requirements
The following criteria are considered during the admission process for the Master of Health Administration:
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
3.0 cumulative GPA required for full admission
Less than 3.0 cumulative GPA can be considered for conditional admission
Personal letter explaining qualifications for graduate work
No Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or letters of recommendation required
To ensure your success in the online MHA program, it’s important you have an understanding of basic statistics. If you have completed a statistics class previously, you may already satisfy this requirement. If not, we offer an abbreviated online statistics course to get you up to speed. This self-paced shortened course may be taken alongside your first class.