A Certificate in Health Informatics focuses on hands-on skills taught by industry leaders using and implementing advanced health information technology. Just 12 credits, this certificate can be completed in as little as 8-12 months.
Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.)
There is never a time when healthcare professionals are not in demand. At Saint Joseph’s University, the Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) is structured primarily for healthcare professionals with considerable experience in the health delivery system who are interested in the management and administrative aspects of health organizations and the health system.
The Master of Health Administration can be completed online, on-campus or a combination of both.
What Is the Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.)?
The M.H.A. program at Saint Joseph's University offers a core curriculum focusing on population and status assessment, health policy, organization development, operations and information systems, legal principles, leadership and more. The curriculum is designed to provide you with the technical and behavioral competencies necessary to succeed in your career.
Additionally, the M.H.A. offers concentrations in the following:
- Health Informatics
- Organization Development and Leadership (ODL)
Online or On-Campus Courses
The M.H.A program is designed to meet the needs of both working professionals in the field who are looking to advance their careers or change paths and recent graduates looking to get ahead in their careers. You can choose to take your courses online, on campus or a combination of both formats.
Our evening classes are small and designed for professionals looking to create connections with their classmates and professors. Work at your own pace by choosing one, two or three courses per term.
What Can I Do with an M.H.A.?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth is expected to increase by 32% for medical and health service managers through 2029.
With a master's in health administration, you will be well-equipped to pursue careers in government, healthcare, pharmaceutical, consulting, hospital administration and so much more. Possible career paths include:
- Healthcare administrator
- Clinic manager
- CEO or Director of a healthcare facility
- Health services manager
- Healthcare consultant
Alumni of our online M.H.A program include Fortune 500 executives from the private sector and administrators from some of America's top hospitals, including Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dual Degree Option: Starting Fall 2021
For those interested in pursuing an administration or managerial training degree, Saint Joseph’s offers the option to dual enroll in our Master of Health Administration and our Health Informatics M.S. programs. With just 45 credits, you can earn two master’s degrees, expanding opportunities for career advancement.
How Will an M.H.A from Saint Joseph's University Enhance Your Career?
Saint Joseph's online M.H.A program features a curriculum designed to provide the technical and behavioral competencies as defined by the Health Leadership Competency Model, Version 2, developed by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership.
Additionally, frequent, dynamic interaction with industry-sourced faculty gives Saint Joseph's students distinct insight into the health care administration marketplace and a tangible advantage in their career pursuits.
At a Glance
|Start Terms||Fall, Spring and Summer|
|Format||On Campus or Online|
|Credits & Concentrations|
|Full-time||9 credits per semester|
6 credits per semester
|Tuition||$923 per credit (2021-2022)|
|Average Class Size||20 students or less|
|Average Work Experience||The average student in the program has 7 years of work experience in the health care industry. A minimum of 2 years work experience is recommended to apply to the program.|
|International Student Requirements||Among other requirements, international students must score a minimum of 90 on the TOEFL in order to be admitted.|
|Graduate Housing||While most of our graduate students commute, there are resources available for those interested in living on-campus, or in nearby off-campus housing. For more information, please visit the Office of Adult Student Life.|
|Jobs in Health Administration|
|Graduate Assistantships||Graduate assistantships are offered on a limited basis. Please contact the program director for availability.|
*note - discounts cannot be combined.
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