Online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

47-53 Total Credits

2.5 Years

100% Online, Flexible

CAHME Accredited

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See the Difference An Online MHA Can Make for You

An aging population, a global pandemic, and advances in medicine that enable people to live longer have shone a bright light on the drastic shortage of highly trained healthcare workers. With considerable growth expected in the coming years, there are many opportunities for qualified leaders to guide healthcare organizations through the complexities of an industry that employed 9.3% of American workers in 20221 and accounted for 18.3% of the gross domestic product in 2021.2 As one of the first fully online MHA programs to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), The University of Scranton offers one of the nation’s most highly regarded programs with job placement rates that offer a positive ROI for your degree.

The University of Scranton’s fully online and flexible degree program enables you to balance your personal and professional responsibilities while gaining the analysis skills and valuable insights to create positive change for organizations in business, health care, education, and more.

  • Ranked among the Best Master’s in Healthcare Administration Online of 2023 by Forbes Advisor3
  • The top 10% of medical and health services manager salaries exceeded $209,000 in 20224
  • 28% growth rate from 2022 to 2032, 9x the national average for all occupations4
  • Named one of the Best Online Master’s Programs in Health Administration by Online Master’s Degrees5
  • Ranked #41 on the Best Health Care Management Programs list by U.S. News & World Report6

Your Purpose, Your Program

The University of Scranton offers two degree specializations and an opportunity to earn your online Executive Certificate in Healthcare Administration.

Apply data-driven analytical results to improve efficiencies and outcomes while also influencing healthcare policy.

Work with relief organizations, government agencies, and national and community leaders around the world to care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Emphasis on leadership, ethical decision making, and organizational strategy in healthcare management.

Our Vision

The University of Scranton will be boldly driven by a shared commitment to excellence. We will provide a superior, transformational learning experience, preparing students who, in the words of Jesuit founder St. Ignatius Loyola, will “set the world on fire.”

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Learn When and Where It’s Best for You

Whether you’re a recent graduate or are returning to school after taking a break, earning your master’s degree online shouldn’t mean interrupting your career or pushing the pause button on your life. At The University of Scranton, online learning comes at the crossroads of opportunity and flexibility. You’ll be part of a collaborative community of learners and have access to the same student services and networking opportunities as you would on campus to ensure you have the support needed to reach your personal and/or professional goals.

Why Accreditation & Curriculum Should Matter to You

Along with CAHME accreditation, The University of Scranton’s MHA features a contemporary curriculum based on the Healthcare Leadership Alliance competency model developed by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). By focusing on 24 core competencies across five critical domains – Communication and Relationship Management, Leadership, Professionalism, Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment, and Business Acumen – you’ll graduate prepared to make a difference for patients and advance to senior management roles.

Prior to specialization, the MHA curriculum is divided into three segments.

Foundation Courses

Topics include health care organization and administration, financial management, statistics and research methods, health services and systems, and more.

Core Courses

Topics include health care law, economics and policies, planning and marketing, operations and quality, IT management, ethics, and more.

Advanced Electives

Courses include Hospital Administration, Long Term Care Administration, and Grants Writing and Management.

Where Can An MHA Take You?

Demand for healthcare administrators will continue to grow, and it makes one thing crystal clear — you need an MHA to remain competitive and maximize your earning potential. Earning your MHA provides the knowledge and skills to confidently make critical decisions and make a tangible difference in the lives of the patients and organizations you serve. In 2022, the average starting salary for Scranton’s MHA alumni was $71,328.7

Top 10 Jobs in Healthcare Administration (Avg. Annual Salary)8

  1. Healthcare Administrator ($77,849)
  2. Clinical Practice Manager ($64,695)
  3. Clinical Program Director ($84,324)
  4. Healthcare Consultant ($84,739)
  5. Hospital Administrator ($91,788)
  6. Hospital CEO ($162,574)
  7. Informatics Manager ($103,706)
  8. Nursing Home Administrator ($97,652)
  9. Medical Records Director ($60,696)
  10. Global Health Administrator ($74,360)

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