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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.

We're committed to making it easy for you to go back to school on a part-time basis to help you advance your career. It's important to us that you feel supported, can maintain your work-life balance, and have access to all of the resources you need to be a successful student. You will have all of the traditional college resources available to aid in your success, such as our award winning Career Center, Writing Center, Library and Learning Services, just to name a few.

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Coursework & Format

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.

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I was really motivated by the fact that Lean Six Sigma was incorporated into the curriculum. I liked the way the program was put together at the Mount. The curriculum perfectly aligned with my learning objectives.

Robert White, MHA'13 Title

Affordability & Financial Aid

Graduate level programs are designed to be taken one course at a time, providing you the flexibility you need to complete classes at your own pace; with that the program pricing is set by credit hours instead of by the year like traditional undergraduate programs.

  • $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
  • Peregrine Academic Services prerequisite courses may be needed based on transcript analysis at $44 per course.

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

Financial Aid

Students enrolled on at least half-time basis (6-credits per semester) may qualify for financial aid. You may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, or deferment of undergraduate loans. The Mount also has a variety of employer tuition remission or reimbursement agreements with local businesses and community colleges, so you may just get a discount from your employer or previous college. Visit our Graduate Student Financial Aid webpage for more details.  

Not sure if you qualify for financial aid? Learn more from our financial aid office.

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Admissions & Application

Admission to the program is rolling, which means we accept applications at any time of the year. Classes for the certificate begin in January and August, so submitting your application six weeks before your expected start date ensures a priority application decision. There is no application fee. 

  • Classes begin: August, January

  • Admissions Acceptance: Rolling

  • Priority Application Deadline: Six weeks prior to the start of the first course

  • No application fee

Application 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) 

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

  • Résumé detailing professional experience

  • GMAT score (if required based on GPA or work experience)

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