Master of Healthcare Administration

Ensure Innovative, Ethical Care for Patients

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, the MHA curriculum 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.

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What outcomes can you expect?

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

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.

See full ACU online graduate catalog, including admission requirements here.
For a comprehensive list of admission requirements please contact a Graduate Advisor.

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Degree Highlights






Conflict Management

Required Hours

Credit hours: 48

Program length: 2-3 years

Example Coursework

Healthcare Accountability

Innovation and Trends in Healthcare

Healthcare Law and the Future of the American Health System

Healthcare Marketing Change Leadership in Healthcare Organizations


School of Health and Human Services

Upcoming Start Dates

January 12, 2021

March 9, 2021