Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Online

Program Overview

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

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

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Fast Facts

Modality

100% Online

Total Credits

36

Cost Per Credit

$690

Time to Complete

2 years

 
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          Earn up to $189,000

          You'll explore topics including new technologies, health care accounting, finance, and data analysis to transform data into actionable information, as well as be able to apply legal and ethical principles to create or modify processes and policy. You'll also graduate prepared to implement administrative, marketing, and leadership strategies, analyze health care accounting processes, develop health care staff, and execute organizational change.

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

          Career Outlook

          The demand for medical and health care administrators is booming.

          According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in this field are expected to grow 32 percent between 2019 and 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. These roles are both rewarding and lucrative, with the 2019 median annual wage at $100,980 and the top 10 percent of positions earning $189,000 in 2019.1

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

          JOBS AND INCOME

          Curriculum

          With Utica's two-year Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) online, you have the power to pursue your personal and professional goals by focusing on administration foundations and health care systems. Each core course of the online MHA has been designed with management, leadership, and the continuum of health care in mind to help you merge foundational theories with best practices in health care. You'll also have the opportunity to select two electives.

          Students seeking academic requirements for Nursing Home Administrator licensure in New York should select AGE 503 and HCA 621 as their two program electives.2

          In some courses, you will have the opportunity to participate in synchronous “in-person” sessions using Zoom or other types of technologies, which will allow you to virtually meet your peers and provide a more textured three-dimensional experience.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Curriculum

          With Utica's two-year Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) online, you have the power to pursue your personal and professional goals by focusing on administration foundations and health care systems. Each core course of the online MHA has been designed with management, leadership, and the continuum of health care in mind to help you merge foundational theories with best practices in health care. You'll also have the opportunity to select two electives.

          Students seeking academic requirements for Nursing Home Administrator licensure in New York should select AGE 503 and HCA 621 as their two program electives.2

          In some courses, you will have the opportunity to participate in synchronous “in-person” sessions using Zoom or other types of technologies, which will allow you to virtually meet your peers and provide a more textured three-dimensional experience.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Admission Requirements

          To apply for the Master of Healthcare Administration online, 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
          • Résumé
          If you have additional questions or seek admission as an international student, you can find more information on our admission requirements 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

          In the MHA online, you'll 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.

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          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 (six semesters). 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 32 percent by 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To learn more about specific titles, salaries, and job descriptions, visit the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) career outlook page.

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

          The MHA online consists of 36 credit hours at $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 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 confirm your credits will be accepted before the evaluation, use TES® (Transfer Evaluation System).

           

          SOURCES:

          1Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2020, Sept. 1). "Medical and Health Services Managers." Retrieved Sept. 8, 2020, 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 Master of Healthcare 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.