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Online Master of Science in Health Administration

Become a Leader in Healthcare

The Mount’s Master of Science in Health Administration (MHA) is offered online both part-time and full-time, allowing you to balance both work and graduate school.

Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business

The MHA program is part of the prestigious Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business at Mount St. Mary's University. This IACBE accredited business school has an outstanding reputation for producing successful business leaders. The faculty share a commitment to ensuring students receive the knowledge, experience and ethics needed to become responsible professionals. Mount MHA students benefit from hands-on expert faculty and a values-based curriculum emphasizing moral leadership, compassion and service to others. Graduates emerge fully prepared to successfully manage healthcare systems and affect meaningful change.

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Coursework & Format

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

  • Become a part of a cohort. New students begin in January, May or August.
  • Finish in only 1-2 years. 12 courses are offered in 8-week sessions, allowing you to focus on one or two classes at a time.
  • Attend convenient classes. Courses are offered both synchronous and asynchronous online.
  • Receive support from classmates and faculty.

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

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Affordability & Financial Aid

  • 2023-24 tuition rates effective July 1, 2023 - $25,200 – Estimated total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees. Cost is based on 36 credits (twelve (12) classes) at $700 per credit.
  • 2024-25 tuition rates effective July 1, 2024 - $25,560 – Estimated total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees. Cost is based on 36 credits (twelve (12) classes) at $710 per credit.
  • Students may transfer in up to nine (9) credits (upon director approval)
  • Peregrine Academic Services prerequisite courses may be needed based on transcript analysis at $44 per course.
  • No application fee

*Tuition is subject to change without notice. Learn more about tuition and fees.

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. The Mount also has a variety of employer tuition remission or reimbursement agreements with local businesses and members of the Healthcare Council. 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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“The Mount's MHA program prepared me to take on the diverse, and ever-changing challenges of the healthcare administration world. The program’s wholistic approach to informatics, project management, and integrative ethics education has prepared me for a wide variety of challenges from leading three electronic health record deployments for over 4,000 end-users across Europe and the United States, to managing the supply and construction of a 100-bed hospital in humanitarian relief for 1.6 million Turkish citizens. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to elevate their healthcare career or expand their knowledge base within the field.”

Captain Tyler S. Boyd, C'17
United States Air Force, Medical Service Corps

Admissions & Application

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)

Application Process

  • Classes begin: January, May and August
  • Admissions Deadline: Two weeks prior to the session start date
  • Priority Application Deadline: Four 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
  • Résumé detailing professional experience
  • GMAT score (if required based on GPA or work experience)
  • Additional requirements for international students may be required

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We are pleased to have Mount St. Mary’s University as a valued member of the Healthcare Council. Our partnership provides the opportunity for our healthcare members to access top-tier academic programs for a significant discount, serve as a powerful recruiting tool for healthcare systems in the region, provide educational talent for our workshops, conferences and seminars, and keep the newest technology and innovations in healthcare at the forefront. Mount St. Mary’s is a university that is highly ranked and respected, and we are excited about our partnership.

Les Pitton President and CEO of the Healthcare Council & ShareSource