Master of Healthcare Administration

Executive Master of Healthcare Administration

  • Delivery: 
    Partially Online
  • Cost: 
    $1,515.00 per credit ( as of spring 2017)
  • Total credits: 
    42
  • Credential: 
    Graduate Degree
  • Admission GPA: 
    3.0
  • Application deadlines: 
    Rolling
  • Campus: 
    Twin Cities
  • College: 
    School of Public Health

Specifically designed for employed executives, physicians, and health care professionals, this program will allow you to advance your management and leadership skills and capabilities while continuing to work full time. This program is the executive studies route to the highly ranked University of Minnesota Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree. With limited time on campus, you can earn your MHA degree in 25 months. In addition, the program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Health care Management Education.

Financial Aid

Financial aid may be available for eligible students. Contact One Stop for additional information on financial aid.

Hybrid/Cohort-Based Model

The Executive MHA Program combines online, experiential, and on-campus learning opportunities. Most of the coursework is online and asynchronous; students spend only 28 days on campus over 25 months, taking no more than two courses at a time. Students complete the MHA degree in 25 months.

Sample Courses

This is a 42-credit, 25-month program. Here is just a sampling of courses you might take.

  • PUBH 7568 Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Health Care (2 cr)
  • PUBH 7551 Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2 cr)
  • PUBH 7565 Health Care Delivery, Design & Innovation (2 cr)
  • PUBH 7576 Legal Considerations in Health Services Organizations (2 cr)
  • PUBH 7547 Health Care Human Resource Management (2 cr)

For more information, visit the University catalog.

Career Outlook

Most health care provider organizations face a shortage of qualified management talent. In the next decade, a significant proportion of current managers in these organizations are expected to retire. This situation is exacerbated in integrated health systems where clinical professionals will be moving into top management positions.

Therefore, the job opportunities for Executive MHA students are good, especially for applicants with work experience in health care and strong business and management skills. Medical and health services managers held about 283,500 jobs in 2008. About 38 percent worked in hospitals, and another 19 percent worked in offices of physicians or in nursing and residential care facilities. Many of the remainder worked in home health care services, federal Government health care facilities, outpatient care centers, insurance carriers, and community care facilities for the elderly.