Healthcare Administration (MHA)
Elevate Your Skills to Advance Your Healthcare Career
Returning Summer 2024
- Master of Healthcare Administration
- 1-2 years
Why Study Healthcare Administration?
It’s time to advance your career in one of the highest-growth industries in the nation. Saint Francis’ Master of Healthcare Administration program prepares you to combine your existing skills with the best modern practices in healthcare administration so you can help facilitate the care and dignity of those most in need while taking on exciting new career opportunities.
Effective leaders in the highly regulated healthcare sector develop the competencies required to successfully address the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Triple Aim of improving population health, improving patients’ experience of care, and reducing the per capita cost of health services. The MHA degree at the University of Saint Francis offers healthcare professionals the unique opportunity to develop these competencies in an environment that goes beyond the business aspect of healthcare administration to incorporate reflection on healthcare administration as a ministry.
National median salary for medical and health services managers
U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 2022
Projected job growth 2022-2032 for medical and health services managers
U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 2022
Why Study Healthcare Administration at Saint Francis?
Saint Francis’ MHA program is one of the pioneering online degree programs in the country, ranked as a top 20 online MHA program nationally by the Master’s Program Guide. Our program begins with 27 credits in the core curriculum and allows you to tailor your degree with nine credits in a concentration of your choice. With options including Healthcare Management, Healthcare Operations, and Experiential Learning, you can customize your degree without additional time or cost.
Saint Francis offers fully online courses, taught asynchronously so you can do the work on your time, with structured deadlines to keep you on track to graduate quickly. Classes are taught in short eight-week sessions with six start dates throughout the year. We provide the support of experienced online instructors and a network of alumni mentors to help you through graduation and beyond.
Saint Francis draws on decades of excellence and experience in health care services and business education, and Franciscan traditions and values that stretch back centuries but remain vitally relevant in today’s complex ethical landscape.
The Value of Saint Francis
Furthering your education is an investment in yourself and your future. Saint Francis promises a return on that investment and makes it easy to get an advanced degree at a cost that makes sense. Our programs are streamlined to help you achieve your degree with the fewest possible credit hours to save you time and money.
- 36 Credit Hours
- $535 per credit hour
“Part of the reason I chose the online MHA was I wanted to keep learning, but the on-site learning environment was stressful. I have five kids and wanted the balance of family. I also have tons of evening meetings. The appeal was that class could be where and when I needed it.”Dr. Joe LaRosa MHA Graduate
“I gained confidence and knowledge through the MHA program and feel I am a better leader because of it. I have a better understanding of human resources, finance and what it means to be a Franciscan leader.”Melanie Boosey, MHA ’21 Manager Labor and Deliver Franciscan Health
“Once I visited the Busse Business School and met the faculty, I knew it was the one. I could see right away how passionate the professors are about the students, especially our success. Then I heard about job placements and how well the students do.”Derek Robb ’23 Pursuing Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration at the University of Saint Francis
Faculty and Teaching Style
The College of Health Sciences offers an online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree. A Saint Francis degree begins with a foundation in Franciscan values and ethics and their application to issues in the healthcare industry. Our ethical focus underpins and informs every aspect of Saint Francis education. Our faculty are experts in their field who are driven by their values.
Potential Career Settings:
- Hospitals and clinics
- Outpatient centers
- Nursing centers
- Group physician practices
- Patient safety