Master's in Health Services Administration (MHA)
The Master's in Health Services Administration (MHA) degree program prepares health professionals for advancement in administrative careers in health care organizations. The MHA degree gives professionals the comprehensive planning, organizational and regulation-responsive toolkit needed to manage within one of the nation’s fastest growing and most complex economic sectors.
Choose NLU's health services administration master's degree if you:
- Are ready to advance from a clinical or administrative role to a management position in a health care or related services organization
- Need the knowledge base to respond within the regulatory and legal framework governing health care organizations
- Want to develop your communications skills to effectively influence and lead across an organization
- Seek to understand the developing trends in health services to become and remain an expert in this fast-evolving sector
- Want to earn your MHA degree in the Chicagoland area
- The opportunities and challenges presented by the regulatory and legal environment in health care
- Management and organizational design strategies to build competitive advantage in the health services marketplace
- Public policy and public health contexts for business decisions
- Concepts and theories of administration as these are applied to health care organizations
- Management-level thinking, leadership and problem solving skills
- Best practices in oral and written communications
NLU's MHA degree program offers a practical, applications-oriented curriculum that builds leadership skills and knowledge that managers can implement in real time in their working environments. Students' own professional environments and challenges provide case study contexts for class learning, in addition to course materials that expose students to developing human resources trends and forces operating in organizations today.
Meeting in one intensive session per week online or on-campus over approximately 20 months, the program is tailored to meet the needs of busy adults juggling personal and professional commitments. Fellowship with classmate-colleagues is also promoted. Master of Health Services Administration students generally stay with one group of classmates through the whole program, building a professional network and a deep understanding of comparative organizational environments from peers.
NLU's MHA degree program is professionally accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 16 percent between 2008 and 2018, significantly faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The expansion will be greatest in settings outside traditional hospitals, including self-standing clinics, internet-based environments, and other independent sites where resourceful management skills will be in high demand.
MHA degree graduates are prepared to advance in a wide range of management positions, including:
- Clinical Director
- Hospital Services Manager
- Program Manager
- Medical Office Manager
- Health and Social Service Manager
- Director of Nursing
- Medical Records Manager
- Mental Health Program Manager
- Practice Administrator
Blended or 100% Online options.
Students at our Illinois and Florida locations can take advantage of NLU's Master of Health Services Administration program offered in our new blended format or 100% online designed to deliver the ultimate flexibility. The blended format includes the perfect mix of online coursework combined with face-to-face, dynamic interactive learning. Florida residents who choose the online format will join a diverse community of learners from Chicago and across the nation.
The Master of Health Services Administration curriculum includes 12 courses and can be completed in about 20 months. The School of Business and Management will review graduate hours completed at accredited institutions and may transfer up to a maximum of nine hours toward the Master of Health Services Administration degree.
All applicants must meet NLU's general admission requirements, as well as additional requirements specific to this program. Refer to the appropriate application checklist available online at nl.edu/applyonline.
Get more information today about enrolling in one of NLU's degree programs. Connect with an Enrollment Specialist or call 888.NLU.TODAY (888-658-8632).