Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Master of Healthcare Administration (Executive)

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The Degree for Healthcare Leaders

The Master of Healthcare Administration Executive Program is currently ranked #2 in the U.S. and provides healthcare professionals with relevant, applicable knowledge for leadership in the healthcare industry.  Built with the experience of the longest-running MHA program in the country, the two-year, accredited program is designed to fit the lives of busy professionals. The primarily online curriculum blends with a small number of in-person sessions to provide the foundation for learning from a diverse, cross-industry cohort.  Graduates become part of the largest and most engaged alumni leadership network in healthcare.

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Advantages of the Master of Healthcare Administration Executive Program

Efficient. Earn your MHA degree in 25 months, with limited time on campus.

Flexible. Primarily online curriculum gives you the ability to complete your studies amidst your busy schedule.

Exposure. Cohorts include students with rich professional experience who represent many aspects of the health care industry including: integrated health systems; federally-qualified health care centers; acute care settings; and long-term care.

Personal. Each cohort consists of 30–35 students, resulting in an intimate educational experience. The diversity of students in each cohort provides a rich learning environment.

Accreditation. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the gold standard in graduate health care education.

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Program Format

The program is delivered in a learning cohort model that blends online and on-campus coursework. All students start the program together and progress through the same curriculum, providing opportunities to learn and work together. Most of the coursework is online; students spend 25 days (five sessions) on campus over 25 months.

Why Minnesota?

  • The University of Minnesota is uniquely positioned within the innovative Twin-Cities health care market, home to a number of progressive and internationally recognized healthcare organizations.
  • The MHA Program is located in the School of Public Health, with expertise in topics such as collaborative problem-solving, population health, and the importance of systems-thinking, including public policy.
  • The Minnesota Model: Theory-driven, practice enabled model of learning that blends emerging research insights and knowledge from academic faculty with extensive industry experience from practitioner instructors.
  • Minnesota MHA programs boast 40 years of experience in adult distance learning in healthcare administration

Value of the Degree

  • Acquire relevant and practical knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied to your job and advance your career
  • Prepare for leadership and management in healthcare through our fundamental business management coursework, all infused with a specific focus and applicability to the healthcare industry 
  • Develop competencies created by the National Center for Health Care Leadership that are now essential elements of the accreditation of graduate programs by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). 
  • Establish your membership in the most active healthcare leader alumni network of its kind.
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