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."

  • 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.

Opportunities

The Fall meeting of Belhaven Future Healthcare Leaders is Monday, October 3rd from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. in Irby 300 on the main campus. The meeting is open to all Belhaven students, faculty, and staff who are interested in healthcare. Kevin Stump from Mississippi Organ Recovery (MORA) will be the guest speaker. The upcoming bone marrow collection project will be discussed. Lunch will be provided by MORA. Please RSVP if you are attending.

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.

Scholarships

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 ache.org/Students. 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 contact@ache.org.

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.
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Accreditation

Belhaven’s business school is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education. Why is this important?

Knowing the School of Business is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education tells you that Belhaven University voluntarily holds itself to a set of quality standards and is willing to allow outside business experts come to campus and verify Belhaven is doing what we say we are doing. Belhaven’s commitment to the accreditation process benefits you because it ensures you will be provided a quality education. Additionally, it may assist you in meeting eligibility requirements for state and federal financial aid and in pursuit of graduate education.

These rates are for August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2023.

Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour
Master of Health Administration $595
Active Military Discount, Graduate Program $375
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $476

Visit the Scholarship, Discounts and Fees web page to view other fees and the cost estimate calculator.

We look forward to receiving your application! Please follow the steps on the How Do I Apply page to see how easy it is to submit your application to Belhaven University.