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Master of Healthcare Administration

Master of Healthcare Administration

Our Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program prepares you to inspire excellence, attain shared vision, and achieve strategic goals as an effective healthcare leader. Designed to address the competency needs identified by the Healthcare Leadership Alliance, curriculum for this master’s degree in Healthcare Administration is informed by five competency domains of: Leadership, Communication and Relationship Management, Professionalism, Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment, and Business Knowledge and Skills.

Career opportunities and compensation for persons with an MHA have never been brighter, with average growth exceeding that of many other occupations. This is a market that demands skilled professionals qualified with the right degree – a Master of Healthcare Administration.

We understand the cost of graduate school can be overwhelming, which is why ACU offers a variety of financial assistance to qualifying students, including our new ACU Online Achievement Award. Learn more about this new scholarship and other financial aid options here.

Program Overview

Credit hours 36 
Degree MHA
Program length 2 years
Tracks 3


You will take courses such as:

  • Healthcare Accountability 
  • Innovation and Trends in Healthcare 
  • Healthcare Law and the Future of the American Health System
  • Healthcare Marketing Change Leadership in
  • Healthcare Organizations 

A complete course guide is available by requesting more information or by contacting our enrollment team. 


  • Analytics
  • Leadership
  • Administration
  • Conflict Management
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What outcomes can you expect from your online healthcare administration master’s program?

  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Medical & Health Services Managers
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Leadership Roles in Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Private Medical Practices
  • Health Insurance Companies

Additional outcomes information for a master’s in healthcare administration is provided by the Occupational Information Network (O*NET); a national source of occupational information. Click here to learn O*NET outcomes for MHA graduates.

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Admission Requirements

  • Application for admission with a nonrefundable processing fee.
  • Official transcript delivered securely from the regionally accredited college or university that awarded the baccalaureate degree to the applicant.
  • A 3.0 or better cumulative undergraduate GPA. Probational admission may be given to students with a 2.5-2.99 cumulative undergraduate GPA, with full admission granted after successful completion of three courses with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • Acknowledgement of the Christian identity of the university and program.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Purpose statement reflecting the student’s goals in obtaining the MHA degree.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

See full ACU online graduate catalog, including admission requirements here. For a comprehensive list of admission requirements for your Master of Health Administration online program, please contact a Graduate Advisor.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.