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Maryville University Master of Health Administration (MHA) online

Develop the expertise to become a capable, confident healthcare leader. Pursue a generalist track, or choose from four optional concentrations.

About the program

  • Specialize in your area of interest: Pursue an optional concentration in informatics/analytics, leadership, population health, or senior services.
  • Expand your network: Learn from a faculty of active industry practitioners, and participate in discussions with other healthcare professionals and executives.
  • Study on your time: Choose from three start dates per year, and complete healthcare leadership coursework on your own schedule.

About Maryville 

At Maryville University, your needs come first. Maryville aims to provide access and opportunity to those who are brave enough to make their dreams a reality. Since 1872, they’ve offered a high-quality, student-centered experience. You’ll receive personalized, comprehensive support; a practical, future-focused education; and access to approachable, experienced faculty.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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The online Master of Health Administration (MHA) equips you to manage and grow a modern healthcare practice or facility — or even start your own. Build skills in general business areas, ethics, human resources, advanced management, process improvement, and more. Courses are designed around core competencies for health administration, addressed by organizations such as the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Pursue a generalist track or choose an optional concentration:

  • Health Informatics and Analytics: Leverage data to optimize healthcare strategies.
  • Healthcare Leadership: Explore the business and policy side of healthcare systems.
  • Population Health Management: Improve community health and curb epidemics.
  • Senior Services: Manage the operations of senior healthcare and living services.
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Maryville’s hassle-free application process is designed to remove roadblocks, so you can focus on your goals. No application fees. No GMAT scores. Maryville considers all transfer credits, and will even request your transcripts for you. To be eligible for admission, you need a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and an understanding of basic statistics.

You can apply and start learning sooner than you think. Here’s what you’ll need to submit: 

  • Simplified, no-cost online application

  • Official academic transcripts from all previous colleges or universities

  • Personal letter explaining qualifications for graduate work 

  • English proficiency scores (International applicants may be required to submit scores that meet a certain threshold.)


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In the master’s program, you will learn from leaders in the healthcare management landscape. Maryville faculty are seasoned experts who are more than scholars — they are active professionals who help connect the curriculum to actual industry scenarios, which is crucial in the quickly evolving healthcare field.

Maryville faculty and instructors measure their success by yours. They are invested in helping you excel in the classroom, in your career, and beyond.

Frequently asked questions

In Maryville’s online Master of Health Administration, you’ll develop the skills, connections, and experience to manage the daily operations of a medical facility — such as hospitals, clinics, and nursing and residential care facilities — to ensure efficiency and improve patient outcomes. 

An MHA helps prepare you for leadership roles such as:

  • Hospital or clinic director

  • Medical and health services manager

  • Nurse manager

  • Healthcare recruiter

  • Senior living community manager

You can complete Maryville’s MHA online degree program in as few as two years.

Maryville courses are designed — and constantly updated — to deliver a broad depth and breadth of valuable and timely content that reflects the changing landscape of healthcare. You can immediately apply what you’re learning to real-world healthcare challenges.

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