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Master of Health Administration

What You’ll Study

Curious about the business of healthcare and how healthcare organizations operate? Pursuing a master’s degree in health administration (MHA) at Queens will give you an in-depth understanding of the management and operations of healthcare organizations. Our program prepares you to combine your healthcare knowledge and business acumen to lead organizations ethically and effectively in improving strategic and operational goals. The curriculum spans a wide range of topics including financial management, quality improvement, healthcare law and ethics, and strategic planning. The final course of the MHA program pushes you to synthesize learning from all areas into your capstone project.

Our courses will provide you with strong theoretical knowledge and applied skills to promote your learning and growth. This program is for those with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. No healthcare experience is required. Those with an MHA degree may go on to career titles such as chief operating officer, VP of administration, chief nurse executive, director of practice management, health information manager, and other high-level positions.

Program Highlights

Number of credits: 36 credit hours

Number of courses needed to graduate: 12

Average Completion Time: 24 months

Cost per credit: $900

Flexible Program: Virtual and Asynchronous Online

No GRE/GMAT required

Fees: $250 – applied in Fall, Spring, and Summer terms

Additional Costs may include textbooks, supplies, personal expenses, loan fees, etc.

How Can You Use This Degree?

A Queens MHA degree will provide you with a business understanding of the healthcare industry allowing you to consider diverse job opportunities – hospitals, insurance companies, urgent care, home health, professional organizations, etc.

The health administration job markets including medical and health services managers are expected to continue to thrive and expand with health administration being one of the fastest growing fields. Your degree and skills are applicable in a variety of settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Private Clinics
  • Group Medical Practices
  • Outpatient Facilities

Highlighted Courses

  • Financial Management (MHA 600)
  • Health Care Law and Ethics (MHA 645)
  • Health Care Information Systems (MHA 650)
  • Strategic Planning and Marketing for Health Care Organizations (MHA 680)

Student Highlights

“Working in the healthcare industry for over 18 years as an African American female clinician, I have seen what makes healthcare great and some of the things that can be improved. After being frustrated and wanting to be a voice for the patients and teammates who don’t have a voice, I challenged myself to get an MHA degree. This program can be as life-changing for you as it was for me. Getting your master’s degree is not easy but the hard work will be worth having more control of your professional future.” – Trenisha Rush ’22 MHA, Clinical Flow Manager, Atrium Health

“In order to be the most effective leader I can be, it was essential for me to pursue my MHA; I am so glad that I made the decision to take my MHA journey through Queens University of Charlotte. I have been able to apply this coursework directly to my leadership skillset.” – Shane Arrington ’22

Program Contact

Maureen Walsh Koricke, Ph.D., FACHE

MHA Program Director
Associate Professor of Health Administration

Gary Gilleece, MBA, MEd

Graduate Recruiter

Meet Your Professors

Other Program Information

The Queens MHA Advisory Board involves practitioners, students, and alumni in program development, decision-making, and evaluation. Our MHA Advisory Board includes:

  • Bernie Washington, Novant Health
  • Jason Byrd, Atrium Health
  • Jeanne Leising, Health Services
  • Kerstin Liebner, Vizient
  • Tina Galloway, Optum
  • Shane Arrington, Emory Healthcare, Alumni
  • Ashley Acken, Duke University Health System, Alumni
  • Ashley Johnson, Abbott, MHA Student, Year 2
  • Danielle Foster, Novant Health, MHA Student, Year 1

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