Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Become a healthcare leader and advance your career.

Our Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary for a leadership role in the healthcare industry. Our comprehensive program integrates business and management principles with a specialized focus on healthcare policy, regulations, and industry dynamics. You will graduate fully prepared to navigate the complex challenges of healthcare administration with a degree that is in very high demand.

Time to finish
2 years
Master of Healthcare Administration
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Why pursue an MHA degree at Mary Baldwin? 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the field of healthcare management is projected to grow 28% from 2021 to 2031. Virginia employment data shows employer demand has increased 115% for these positions, most notably in the areas of quality and patient safety.

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program at Mary Baldwin was designed to meet the urgent needs of healthcare delivery systems and to accommodate the busy lives of working professionals with varying shift schedules. Courses are all online and advising and technical support are available to students virtually.

Our Mission

To prepare individuals to grow as leaders in health systems administration and quality and system safety by providing practical, progressive, and innovative education in the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to help systems improve health and health care value.

Courses and Curriculum 

The MHA curriculum is designed to equip you will the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to excel in a healthcare administration leadership position.

Sample courses:

  • MHA 501 Organizational & Systems Leadership
  • MHA 502 The Business of Healthcare
  • MHA 504 Policy, Ethics & Legal Perspectives
  • MHA 509 Organizational Behavior & Management in Healthcare
  • MHA 510 Financial Management of Healthcare Systems
  • MHA 601 Quantitative and Qualitative Methods for Decisions in Health Systems
  • MHA 602 Community, Public & Population Health
  • MHA 610 Quality Improvement & Patient Safety

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Outstanding Outcomes 

With an MHA degree from Mary Baldwin University, graduates are well-positioned to pursue a wide range of career opportunities in healthcare administration. Graduates may find employment in hospitals and healthcare systems, healthcare consulting firms, health insurance companies, long-term care facilities, government and public health agencies, and more. Our MHA graduates successfully contribute to the improvement of healthcare systems while advancing their careers and addressing the evolving needs of the industry.

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Cost & Financial Aid

We work hard to make an MBU education one of the most affordable in the country. 95% percent of MBU students receive scholarship awards or financial aid. And MBU helps you get your degree faster by maximizing transfer credits and translating relevant work and life experiences into course credits. A great education is worth it. Let us help you bring your aspirations to life.

It’s time to level up your career. Apply today!