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Graduate of the Master of Health Administration program at Mount St. Mary's University

Master of Health Administration

Part-Time MHA degree for working adults.

Professionals in health administration are tasked with integrating virtual care, protecting digital health information from cyber threats, navigating health care provider mergers and acquisitions, and reducing costs while improving patient outcomes. Learning how to manage these challenges is possible through a master’s in health administration.

Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business

The Master of Health Administration is part of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business. The Bolte School has an impeccable reputation for producing successful business leaders, and the entire faculty shares a commitment to ensuring that you receive the knowledge, experience and insight to leave the Mount as a responsible, methodologically sound and ethical business professional.

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About the program.

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at the Mount prepares you, the health care professional, to manage more effective, efficient and technologically advanced wellness solutions, as well as develop ethical leadership skills through close student-faculty relationships both in and out of the classroom.

Through this conveniently located, part-time program, you'll be able to enhance your skills in health care operations, finance, marketing, communication, management and leadership. You'll study how to evaluate complex problems and processes, research and analyze policy and law, and generate recommendations for decision-making and strategic planning.

Through classroom discussion and interaction, you'll develop a greater appreciation of the personal calling of health care professionals to lives of purpose and service, while meeting the highest standards of personal integrity. Additionally, course content contains Lean Six Sigma methodology, which will train and prepare you to become a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Advance your career to pursue a position as a health information manager for a regional hospital, an administrator at an assisted living facility, or a supervisor for a local clinic.

The Mount's Master of Health Administration (MHA) is offered part-time and on campus, allowing you to balance work and graduate school.

Our program is best suited for mid-career professionals currently working in the health care field. However, professionals at all stages in their careers, from new entrants to the profession to practicing physicians, have found academic and career success. As a student in the program you will:

  • Finish in only two years. Twelve courses are offered in 8-week sessions, allowing you to focus on one class at a time.
  • Attend convenient classes. Meet weekly on Monday nights (6-9:30 p.m.). Our Frederick campus is minutes from I-70 and I-270, near the FSK Mall.
  • Receive support from classmates and faculty. Up to 24 students begin and end the program together, allowing you to connect with classmates.

At the completion of the program, you will also be a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.


$24,120 - Estimated total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees.

  • Cost is based on 36 credits (12 classes) at $670 per credit
  • Students may transfer in up to nine (9) credits
  • Based on undergraduate transcript analysis, prerequisite courses may be required for an additional cost
  • No application fee

Financial Aid

Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

*Tuition represents 2019-20 rates, effective July 1, 2019. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Admissions requirements

The MHA is designed for individuals who completed a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited four-year institution. Additionally, students must demonstrate one of the following:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher or;
  • Two full years of relevant work experience or;
  • 500 minimum score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Additional requirements may be applicable to international students.

Application process

  • Classes begin: August, January
  • Admissions: Rolling
  • Priority Application Deadline: Six weeks prior to the start of the first course
  • No application fee

A complete application includes:

  • Free online application
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) from all accredited four-year institutions attended after high school
  • Personal essay of 250 words explaining:
    • How this degree supports your long-term professional goals
    • Highlight past professional and academic experiences
    • Explain how past experiences will provide a foundation for your studies
  • Resume detailing professional experience
  • GMAT score (if required based on GPA or work experience)

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