Online Master in Health Administration

The Online Master of Health Administration (MHA) is designed to equip students with the skills to have successful careers in the constantly changing arena of health care administration. The curriculum combines the academic, practical and technical skills that are demanded in the health care industry with the values of a Christ-centered education. With a degree from Belhaven, an accredited online university, you will be prepared to excel in our nation's growing health care industry.

In the Online MHA program, students develop their skills through an intense course work that both advocates high academic standards and validates the Christian values to which Belhaven, the School of Business, and each faculty member is committed.

The Master of Health Administration online degree program can be completed in two years and is offered in manageable, seven-week "terms."  Some courses feature Project Team activities which enhance the learning process and the development of problem-solving skills while enabling students to develop their teamwork skills.

  • 36 credit hours
  • 100% online
  • 7-week courses, taught year round
  • All classes taught from a Christian worldview
  • Small class sizes so you know your professors and classmates
  • Competitive tuition rates

A variety of jobs are available in the world of health administration, such as:

  • Directing departments within a hospital
  • Executive leadership
  • Managing medical records and finances
  • Overseeing the quality and safety of hospitals and patients
  • Marketing and communications for hospital
  • Leadership within physicians' groups and doctors' offices
  • Managing mental health, nursing homes and other care facilities
  • Nonprofit organizations with a background in health care management
  • Leadership in pharmaceutical companies and government agencies

An online degree in health care administration can equip you to begin or to move ahead within this large and growing sector of our society.


Belhaven has a student chapter of Belhaven Future Healthcare Leaders (BFHL) for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The purpose of the chapter is to promote educational development of skills necessary for the effective leadership in healthcare organizations that students may serve once completing their studies at Belhaven University. Membership is open to all Belhaven University students and faculty who have an interest in healthcare management. Go to the BFHL page for more information.


Need of financial assistance? Apply for the Albert W. Dent or Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarships. Each year, ACHE offers up to 15 scholarships valued at $5,000 each to students in the final year of a full-time healthcare management graduate program. Students who qualify may apply to both scholarships. Students do not need to be ACHE members to apply, though preference is given to members during the selection process.

Online applications will be accepted between Jan. 2 and March 31, 2020. For more eligibility and application information, go to Questions? Please contact ACHE's Customer Service Center Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time at (312) 424-9400 or email

Admission Information

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university and an official transcript from the institution granting your baccalaureate degree and official transcripts of all graduate level work, if any. A 2.8 cumulative GPA from undergraduate work is required for admission or 9 hours of graduate work with a B in each course. Up to 6 hours of accredited graduate work may be transferred if a B or better is earned in each course.
  • Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.H.A. program, may be admitted on a conditional basis. The student should submit an essay and 2 letters of recommendation for review by the program committee.  Students admitted on a conditional basis to the M.H.A. program must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first six semester hours of graduate work to continue in the program.

Online Masters in Health Administration Curriculum Summary

Course # Course Name Credits
MSL 601 Introduction to Graduate Education 3
MHA 608 Current Issues and Trends in Health Administration 3
MHA 624 Ethics in Health Care 3
MSL 630 Leading High Performance Teams 3
MSL/MBA6 40 Advanced Organizational Leadership 3
MHA 643 Health Care Finance and Budgeting 3
MHA 646 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Health Care 3
MSL 686 Strategic Leadership 3
MSL 660 Current Issues in Human Resources 3
MSL 665 Coaching, Mentoring, and Resolving Conflict 3
MHA 668 Health Care Quality Management 3
MHA 670 Health Administration Capstone 3
Total 36

View Course Descriptions from the University Catalogue.

These rates are for August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021.

Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour
Grad. Certificates - Finance, Health, HR,Leadership, Public Admin. $575
Graduate Military – currently serving $375
Graduate Military – Veteran or Spouse $460

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