Explore your Master of Health Administration Curriculum
Ohio University’s Online Master of Health Administration is designed to enhance your understanding of the business side of health care. Blending academic theory with practical learning, this program can prepare you to make an even greater impact in your community.
The curriculum includes 12 three-credit courses that are each seven weeks long. You can earn your degree in as few as two years. Beginning in the Fall ‘22 term, OHIO will also offer a one-year full-time program that will be available for Fall admission only.
Explore the full curriculum and course descriptions below.
Master of Health Administration - 36 credits
The online MHA program offers an elective course option to students, which allows for customization of the degree to meet the academic interests and career advancement opportunities of the individual student. Students can choose any course within the following approved online graduate certificates. Each graduate certificate consists of three 3-credit hour courses. MHA students can choose to complete the additional coursework and earn a graduate certificate to add to their credentials. Approved certificates include:
- Healthcare Leadership
- Project Management
- Clinical Informatics
- Health Policy
- Veterans Health
Choose a Specialization for Your Master of Health Administration
Take your degree — and your passion for healthcare — further with a specialization in one of five areas: Healthcare Leadership, Business Analytics, Project Management, Aging Studies, or Quality Improvement.
Ohio University’s MHA degree gives you a unique opportunity to focus your degree on a growing specialty while gaining foundational skills in healthcare management.
The traditional MHA offers a breadth of courses on topics including epidemiology, health information systems, and an elective option so students can explore a new area or course of interest to them.
*Students choose from the other certificate courses listed below.
The leadership specialization is designed to offer high-quality educational opportunities to assist health professionals in leading people more effectively, improving quality and safety, enhancing the patient experience, stimulating financial growth, and further developing a robust organizational culture. Given the complexity of the healthcare delivery system and its related programs and services, effective leadership is a critical success factor.
Gain specialized training in the use of advanced analytical techniques for managerial decision-making. Focus is placed on managing, processing, and analyzing data to address a multitude of business challenges and opportunities. Draws upon a portfolio of methods that include data mining, optimization, and database management so data can be transformed into information and insights for organizations to meet their strategic goals.
This specialization addresses the educational needs of graduate students and professionals who work with the aging or an elderly population in healthcare or other disciplines.
Students may take HLTH 6060 Gerotechnology or CFS 5660 Transitions in Development: Middle and Later Life.
Students take a deep look at the concepts associated with delivering quality healthcare, trends in quality improvement, and Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. This specialization creates a solid foundation in the concepts and interactions of cost, quality, and access to care within the U.S. healthcare system;, the theoretical models and transformation of quality improvement over time;, the structure, function, and goals of healthcare teams;, and the fundamental principles of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. These courses cover the body of knowledge for the Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA) exam by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).
*HLTH 6100 is already a core course in the MHA curriculum, so students complete an elective course to reach the required 36 credit hours.
The Project Management concentration focuses on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), as identified by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This concentration serves as a graduate-level option for working professionals to pursue a graduate educational experience and can augment other graduate experiences at Ohio University.