MHA in Health Care Administration

Program Overview

Excel in one of health care's most in-demand professions.

Lead, manage, and facilitate the best possible care with an online Health Care Administration masters (MHA). Whether you currently work in health administration or want to enter the field, Utica College's 36-credit, online MHA provides you with the knowledge and skills to pursue new and exciting advancement opportunities in a variety of health care organizations.

Lead, manage, and facilitate the best possible care with an online Health Care Administration masters (MHA). Whether you currently work in health administration or want to enter the field, Utica College's 36-credit, online MHA provides you with the knowledge and skills to pursue new and exciting advancement opportunities in a variety of health care organizations.

Fast Facts

Modality

100% Online

Total Credits

36

Cost Per Credit

$690

Time to Complete

2 years

Specializations

3

 
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          Earn up to $176,000

          By exploring topics including new technologies, ethical issues in the field, health care policy, and more, you'll graduate prepared to implement administrative strategies, analyze health care accounting processes, and develop health care staff.

          You'll also have the opportunity to choose a specialization that delves further into working in health care facilities like nursing homes or service organizations.

          Gain the competencies and confidence you need to create change and help health care organizations flourish with the online MHA in Health Care Administration from Utica College.

          Career Outlook

          The demand for medical and health services managers, including health care administrators, is booming.

          According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in this field are expected to grow 20 percent between 2016 and 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. These roles are both rewarding and lucrative, with the top 10 percent of positions earning $176,130 in 2017.1

          With the online MHA, you'll graduate ready to effectively coordinate health services, handle ongoing developments in the field, and ascend to upper-level leadership positions.

          JOBS AND INCOME

          Curriculum: Customize Your Program

          With Utica's two-year online MHA, you have the power to choose your own path and create a course of study that aligns with your personal and professional goals. Each core course of the Health Care Administration program has been designed with management, leadership, and the continuum of care in mind to help you merge foundational theories with best practices in health care.

          Beyond the core curriculum, you'll choose one of three specializations: Acute Care, Service Organizations, or Long Term Care. Students pursuing the Long Term Care specialization will graduate having fulfilled the coursework requirements for Nursing Home Administrator licensure in New York.2

          This program also features four synchronous residencies. In this completely online program, you'll experience these course components virtually.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Curriculum: Customize Your Program

          With Utica's two-year online MHA, you have the power to choose your own path and create a course of study that aligns with your personal and professional goals. Each core course of the Health Care Administration program has been designed with management, leadership, and the continuum of care in mind to help you merge foundational theories with best practices in health care.

          Beyond the core curriculum, you'll choose one of three specializations: Acute Care, Service Organizations, or Long Term Care. Students pursuing the Long Term Care specialization will graduate having fulfilled the coursework requirements for Nursing Home Administrator licensure in New York.2

          This program also features four synchronous residencies. In this completely online program, you'll experience these course components virtually.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Specialize Your MHA in Health Care Administration

          In this program, you'll choose from three specializations to explore the specific administrative needs of a variety of health care organizations. Tailor your education to your career goals and stand out to employers with specialized knowledge.

          Admissions Requirements

          To apply for the Master in Health Care Administration, you'll need the following:

          • Completed application
          • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
          • Official transcripts
          • Personal statement
          • Two letters of recommendation

          If you have additional questions or are seeking admission as an international student, you can find more information on our admissions requirement page.

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          Tuition and Financial Aid

          This 36-credit program costs $690 per credit hour. Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid.

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          Faculty: Real-World Administrators

          Gain practical knowledge and comprehensive skills from experts in the field of health care administration. From finance to human resources, and from telemedicine to nursing home administration, our MHA faculty is made up of professionals with decades of experience leading health care organizations and serving a variety of stakeholders.

          Through your faculty's instruction, you'll gain firsthand insights, learn to bridge the gap between theory and practice, and graduate prepared to step into a health care administration leadership role.

          MEET YOUR FACULTY

          Why Learn Online
          With Utica College?

          Benefits of Being an Online Student

          Whether you are advancing your career or switching it, online learning gives you a unique perspective from your instructors and fellow students. You'll get the same high-quality education, credentials, and faculty support without slowing down your life.

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          Planning Your Budget

          Paying for an online education doesn't have to be stressful. We've compiled helpful resources that can get you well on your way to financing your education. Learn more about available options and how you can get started.

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          Frequently Asked Questions

          Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven't covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with a program manager.

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          This master's degree is designed to be completed in two years. You can complete it more or less quickly depending on how many credits you take each term!

          Job opportunities in the field of health care administration are projected to grow 20 percent by 2026. To learn more about specific titles, salaries, and job descriptions, visit the MHA in Health Care Administration career outlook page.

          No. While work experience is recommended, it is not required for admission to the program. See the full list of MHA admissions requirements.

          The MHA consists of 36 credit hours at a cost of $690 per credit hour, for a total estimated tuition of $24,840. This estimate doesn't include fees and other costs.

          For a detailed list of all related expenses and fees, see the MHA Tuition and Fees page.

          We've designed our program to fit into the lives of students as they maintain full-time employment. As such, a typical course load is one class every eight weeks in each 16-week semester. This is considered full-time for financial aid purposes.

          Yes. Transfer credit is awarded for courses taken at a regionally accredited college that are equivalent to those taught at Utica College and for which you received a grade of "C" or better. Note that we require official transcripts from all colleges you've attended, as well as a transcript showing the degree awarded.

          Shortly after you receive your letter of admission, you will receive an evaluation of your transfer credits from the Registrar's Office. If you want to ensure your credits will be accepted ahead of time, use TES® (Transfer Evaluation System).

          SOURCES:

          1Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2018, April 13). Medical and Health Services Managers. Retrieved February 7, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm
          2 In some states, such as New York, the curriculum of Utica College's online MHA in Health Care Administration meets the course requirements for Nursing Home Administrator licensure. Potential applicants should check with their state's licensing agency or contact an Admissions Representative at (315) 732-2640 or toll-free at (866) 295-3106 to verify the necessary coursework. Faculty advisers are available to work with students to offer guidance and help them meet the academic requirements of this field.