Online Master of Health Administration

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Expand Your Impact as a Leader in Healthcare

If you are a professional working in the healthcare 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 healthcare and the leadership expertise essential to making effective decisions. Healthcare professionals need to be able to balance the altruistic mission of healthcare 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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Choose from a 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time option

Why Choose the Master of Health Administration Online Program?

Strike a Balance:

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.

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OHIO’s Master of Health Administration Program is a candidate for accreditation through the (CAHME).

Candidate status is an indication that a program in healthcare management has voluntarily committed to participate in a plan of self-improvement and is actively progressing toward the status of accreditation. Candidate status is not accredited status and does not guarantee eventual accredited status.

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

Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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

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Ohio University ranks #1 online college in the state of Ohio.

Reach Your Career Goals

“A Master of Health Administration degree prepares you to serve as a leader in healthcare. With dedicated faculty currently working in the industry, you will learn practical skills that can be immediately applied in your organization. Though online, we build a sense of community in our classrooms through shared learning and student engagement. Join us at Ohio University, and allow us to help transform your future!””

— Dr. Kristin Schuller,
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.

Healthcare 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 healthcare in 2018, and that figure is expected to rise by 5.5% annually.* As the healthcare 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 healthcare 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 healthcare.

*Based on data collected by Fortune 

Jobs You Can Hold:

  • Clinical manager
  • Health information manager
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Hospital administrator
  • Operations manager
  • Health services manager
  • Medical services manager
  • Healthcare executive

Places You Can Work:

  • Hospitals
  • Group physician practices
  • Clinics
  • 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 healthcare. 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. As an alternative for those looking to graduate sooner, OHIO will offer a 1-year full-time program starting next Fall ’22 term. The 1-year program option will be available during Fall admission only.

HLTH 6010 Introduction to the U.S. Health Care Delivery System 3 Credits
HLTH 6020 Information Systems for Health Services 3 Credits
HLTH 6030 Leadership of Health Organizations 3 Credits
HLTH 6040 Research and Quantitative Methods for Health Services 3 Credits
HLTH 6080 Health Policy 3 Credits
HLTH 6002 Evaluation and Quality Improvement in Health Care 3 Credits
HLTH 6120 Health Care Finance 3 Credits
HLTH 6280 Health Law 3 Credits
HLTH 6300 Epidemiology in Health Administration 3 Credits
HLTH 6350 Human Resource Management in Health Care 3 Credits
HLTH 6380 Strategic Planning and Marketing in Health Services 3 Credits
HLTH 6480 Ethical Issues in Health Care 3 Credits

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.

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Kristin Schuller

Program Coordinator