Online Master of Health Administration

Expand Your Impact as a Leader in Health Care

If you are a professional working in the health care field, the evidence of change is all around you. Changes create a strong need for professionals who possess an advanced understanding of the business side of health care and the leadership expertise essential to making effective decisions. Health care professionals need to be able to balance the altruistic mission of health care with the business obligation to keep an organization financially viable. The Ohio University Master of Health Administration online program is designed to foster your confidence and insight to make a positive and lasting impact on the organization in which you work.

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Enhance leadership skills through a cutting-edge curriculum

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Enjoy the flexibility of 100% online coursework

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No GRE required

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Graduate in as few as 2 years

Why Choose the Master of Health Administration Online Program?

Strike a Balance:
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Add graduate school to your personal and professional responsibilities.

“While in the program, I applied everything I was learning on a daily basis at my workplace. The online format was extremely conducive to my full-time work schedule. I was able to study when and where my weekly schedule allowed.”

Brian Denton,
MHA online graduate

Ohio University’s online Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is more than just the next step on your professional journey. It’s a giant leap in your advancement as an executive leader. Delivered 100% online, this future-focused program is an ideal choice for busy professionals like you who are motivated and ready to advance as strategic leaders.

As a student in our online MHA program, you’ll be immersed in a highly engaging and collaborative learning environment — one that enables you to participate in practical learning activities and to complete coursework on your schedule, not ours. By combining academic theory with practical learning, the online MHA can enhance your decision-making skills and help you broaden your impact as a leader in virtually any health industry setting.

Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Regionally Accredited

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Ohio University has been named “Best College” by Princeton Review

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Ohio University has ranked among the top 3% of higher education institutions globally by the Center for World University Rankings.

Reach Your Career Goals

“The key learning outcomes of the online MHA program were carefully developed to help you move to a higher level of leadership skill and knowledge to support your career goals.”

— Dr. RuthAnn Althaus,
Online MHA Program Coordinator

It is becoming more common for many administrative and executive positions to require a graduate degree. A master’s degree in Health Administration opens doors to increased opportunities in this growing industry.

Health care administrators with an MHA earn more annually than those without. MHA holders in executive leadership positions can exceed six figure salaries.

*According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Health Services Management 22% Projected Growth By 2020"

What Can You Do with a Master’s in Health Administration?

Americans spent $3.65 trillion on health care in 2018, and that figure is expected to rise by 5.5% annually.* As the health care industry continues to grow, so does the demand for qualified professionals who possess both the business acumen to manage an organization and the education to understand the field’s many policies and regulations.

Whether your goal is to work for a hospital, elder care facility, insurance company, or government organization, opportunities abound. In fact, employment of health care administrators is expected to increase by 20% from 2016 to 2026, according to data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Now is an ideal time to earn your online MHA degree from Ohio University. This program can help you enhance your skill set and earn the advanced credentials to qualify for leadership positions in health care.

*Based on data collected by Fortune 

Jobs You Can Hold:


  • Nursing home administrator
  • Clinical manager
  • Health information manager
  • Health care administrator
  • Hospital administrator
  • Operations manager
  • Health services manager
  • Medical services manager
  • Health care executive

Places You Can Work:


  • Hospitals
  • Group physician practices
  • Clinics
  • Nursing homes and elder care facilities
  • Mental health organizations
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Educational organizations
  • Health insurance organizations
  • Government organizations

Relevant Education. Real-World Application

Our online MHA program boasts an impressive, highly relevant curriculum that capitalizes on the rich backgrounds of our talented students and faculty members in a flexible online format. Our students report that they use what they learn immediately as well as advance in their profession. The program’s future-focused coursework explores all disciplines essential to understanding the business of health care. Throughout the program you will take 12, 3-credit courses that are each 7 weeks long. One important feature of the program is that you can take one course at a time and still graduate in as few as 2 years.

HLTH 6010 Introduction to the U.S. Health Care Delivery System
HLTH 6020 Information Systems for Health Services
HLTH 6030 Leadership of Health Organizations
HLTH 6040 Research and Quantitative Methods for Health Services
HLTH 6080 Health Policy
HLTH 6100 Evaluation and Quality Improvement in Health Care
HLTH 6210 Health Care Finance
HLTH 6280 Health Law
HLTH 6300 Epidemiology in Health Administration
HLTH 6350 Human Resource Management in Health Care
HLTH 6380 Strategic Planning and Marketing in Health Services
HLTH 6480 Ethical Issues in Health Care

We’re in the Business of Shaping Leaders

Highly knowledgeable and seasoned MHA faculty members leverage their incredible knowledge base to guide students in their individual career aspirations. Our dedicated faculty members bring years of industry experience and research into your online classrooms. They also bring an unwavering commitment to your success. With their guidance, the goals you aspire to achieve will soon become celebrated accomplishments.