Master of Healthcare Administration

The range of roles available to healthcare managers is extensive, and the need for talented individuals in the healthcare industry continues to grow. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 32% growth for Medical and Health Services Managers through 2029.

The range of roles available to healthcare managers is extensive, and the need for talented individuals in the healthcare industry continues to grow. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 32% growth for Medical and Health Services Managers through 2029.

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Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

 

About the Program

Master of Healthcare Administration

ACU’s online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) allows you to gain industry insights immediately upon beginning coursework and develop a professional network tailored to healthcare leaders. Taught by experienced healthcare professionals, the program offers a depth and breadth of field-specific knowledge that is beneficial to students and stands out to employers.

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Through a Christian worldview, our Master of Healthcare Administration will prepare leaders in health organizations by focusing on innovation in the healthcare industry and exploring how faith shapes the ethical challenges of patient care. This program is ideal for students who are working professionals seeking to enhance their healthcare leadership and administration skills. 

Tracks

General
Leadership
Healthcare Operations

Timeframe

36 Hours
24 months

Example Coursework

Foundations in Health Services Administration & Leadership
Community & Population Health: Transforming the Healthcare System
Self-Reflection in Healthcare Leadership
Innovation and Trends in Healthcare

Upcoming Start Dates

October 19, 2021
January 11, 2022

Common Job Titles

Director of Patient Access
Clinic Operations Director
Healthcare Strategy Director
Compliance or Business Operations Director
Vice President of Quality
Healthcare Research and Development Analyst
Population Health Manager

Meet the Program Director

Meghan Hope, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

Dr. Meghan Hope, Master of Healthcare Administration

Dr. Meghan Hope is an assistant professor and program director for ACU’s Master of Healthcare Administration and Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration programs. Meghan received her Juris Doctor with health law concentration from the University of Tulsa and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Midwestern State University. Prior to joining ACU, she worked as a healthcare regulatory and operations consultant focusing on new hospital development, management, and reimbursement issues. With more than a decade of expertise in the healthcare industry, Meghan has also served as an administrator in community-based and academic healthcare environments. Her research interests and passions include healthcare policy influences on management decisions and regulatory considerations in clinical research.

Meghan received her master’s online and has since developed a passion for the online learning experience. She loves the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with her students while helping them develop the leadership skills and industry expertise necessary for successful careers in healthcare administration.

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Master of Healthcare Administration

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ACU Online is launching a Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) program with the first class starting August 2021. “This program will provide healthcare professionals with the ability to gain new expertise and achieve their career and educational goals,” said Dr. Stephen Johnson, vice president and chief administrative officer for ACU Online.

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A Master of Healthcare Administration is a versatile degree. The types of positions, duties, and settings can vary, but one thing is certain: there’s no shortage of openings for people with both a solid medical background and the right academic credentials.

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“Healthcare is so much more than treating illness or disease. It is an opportunity to improve the lives of patients and the communities we serve.” – Meghan Hope, Program Director, BS in Healthcare Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration. Learn how our program recognizes this by incorporating tools and skills to address the changing healthcare landscape that you can start using right away.

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Master of Healthcare Administration

ACU’s Master of Healthcare Administration is designed to prepare graduates for leadership and management positions in governmental, nonprofit, public, and private organizations. Program outcomes focus on: 

  • Relationship management
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Knowledge of the healthcare environment
  • Administrative knowledge and skills
Master of Healthcare Administration

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit official transcripts showing earned bachelor’s from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, probationary status may be granted for those with a 2.5 to 2.99 GPA.
  • Write a purpose statement addressing career goals and fit with the program, including the Christian identity of the university.
  • Submit a current resume.
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Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports).