The Master of Health Administration (MHA) offers a strong foundation in the management and administrative aspects of the healthcare system.
Health Administration and Health Informatics MHA/MS Dual Degree
A Dual Degree in Health Administration and Health Informatics provides you with the skills needed to advance in the ever-evolving healthcare industry. By pairing our Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree and Master of Health Informatics (MHI) degree, you’ll learn about how the health of our populations and communities is reflected in the data we collect.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Overall employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations from 2022 to 2032. About 1.8 million openings are projected each year, on average, in these occupations due to employment growth and the need to replace workers who leave the occupations permanently.” Whether you’re seeking to advance in your current field or move into these high-demand areas, earning a dual degree in health administration and health informatics will help you stand out from your peers when applying for jobs in the healthcare industry.
What Sets Our Program Apart
The joint MHA/MSHI graduate program at Saint Joseph’s University is flexible and can be completed on-campus or online. Students may designate an interest in on-campus learning if desired and available. Students benefit from our small evening classes designed for professionals who want to work at their own pace and create connections with their classmates and professors. The program also includes hands-on learning experiences in simulated healthcare environments that prepare students for a successful career in the healthcare industry.
By obtaining a health administration and health informatics dual master’s degree, you’re demonstrating a broad and deep knowledge of the management and administrative aspects of the healthcare industry. You will also demonstrate how to implement and utilize information technology to support healthcare organizations. A dual degree shows potential employers that you’re equipped to oversee the health of populations, implement quality improvement and monitor clinical performance.
With the average class size only 20 students or less, you will have the opportunity to engage in discussion, reflection and collaboration with healthcare faculty and fellow classmates.
Saint Joseph’s dual MHA/MHI master’s degree program is taught by experienced professors and researchers from across the healthcare industry.
Our rigorous curriculum and hands-on learning opportunities are developed for the modern healthcare marketplace. You will complete assignments in real-life simulated environments utilizing Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and will learn how to use other commonly-used software, resulting in tangible resume-enhancing skills. Students also gain insight and access to industry organizations with discounted student memberships when applicable.
What Can You Do With a Dual Degree in Health Administration and Health Informatics?
Earning a dual degree can help you pursue a range of career paths in the healthcare industry, including:
- Director of Health Information Services
- Director of Health Policy
- Manager, Director or Vice President of Population Health
- Service Line Planning Manager
- Healthcare Informatics Consultant
Why Study Health Administration and Health Informatics in Philadelphia?
Studying health administration and informatics in our School of Health Professions will give you opportunities to connect and network with employers from Philadelphia’s top hospitals and healthcare organizations.
Affordable tuition options start at $941 per credit.*
*This rate applies to all students accepted by Saint Joseph’s University after June 1, 2023. Tuition and fee rates for students accepted prior to June 1, 2023 differ. Pricing does not include room and board, health insurance or any professional, clinical or transportation fees. Visit our tuition & fees page or contact us for more information.
Financial aid may be available to you to help offset the cost of your degree. Explore your options on our financial aid page.
Saint Joseph's University is proud to offer affordable, high-quality graduate programs and certificates. Discount programs extend the tuition reimbursement benefit of many company and organization programs. See if you might be eligible for one of our discount programs below:
Please note, individual discounts cannot be combined with other offers.
Saint Joseph’s encourages alumni to pursue lifelong learning. That's why all Hawks and University of the Sciences alumni are eligible for a 10% tuition discount for graduate master’s degree and graduate credit-bearing certificate programs, with the exception of the MS in Physician Assistant Studies and MOT (Masters in Occupational Therapy). Additionally, the tuition discount does not apply to doctoral-level programs.
Saint Joseph’s University is proud to offer a 10% tuition discount on master’s degrees, adult learner and certificate programs for Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members, veterans and their spouses.
If you have completed at least one year of full-time service in an established volunteer service organization, you are eligible for a 20% tuition discount, with no application fee, on all master’s level graduate degree and certificate programs.
Saint Joseph's University has partnered with select tuition benefit managers and organizations that support higher education including Bright Horizons and EdAssist, Edcor, and Scholarship America. Your employer may also be affiliated with these groups which may make your eligible for a 10% tuition discount on graduate programs. Check with your HR manager or email email@example.com to learn more.
Please note, individual discounts cannot be combined with other offers.
Members of Prospanica, an organization whose mission is "To empower and enable Hispanic professionals to achieve their full educational, economic, and social potential," are eligible for a 10% tuition discount on graduate programs.
Saint Joseph’s University is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, that assesses institutions for the highest available form of accreditation.
The Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University is also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a recognition that represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.
Graduate assistantships are offered on a limited basis. Please contact the program director for availability.
SJU is a Yellow Ribbon School that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans’ Services can help you access and understand your benefits.
A minimum of 3 years of direct healthcare-related experience and an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 is recommended to apply to the program.
Graduate applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. New students may enroll in courses during the fall, spring or summer semesters.
- Fall: August and October
- Spring: January and March
- Summer: May
If you’re applying as an international student, you must provide proof of English Language Proficiency and Certification of Finances along with your application. Check the graduate admission page for additional requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What is the Average Salary of an Individual with a Dual Degree in Health Administration and Health Informatics?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services managers earn a median salary of $104,830 per year.
- What Resources are Available to Me as an Online Student?
In addition to a student support coordinator, we have a variety of tools and resources that make it easy for you to get technical assistance, chart your course and focus your career search. Check out our online learning resources.