Here, you lead the medical community.
Healthcare administrators require a deep understanding of
policy, management, and law. Enter or advance your career in the rapidly
expanding healthcare industry with Governors State’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA). With an MHA, you will
learn to manage regulatory procedures, financial concerns, legal issues, human
resources, technology, policy-making, and public relations in medical settings.
Demand for healthcare administrators is growing as measures in
policy change and cost control continue to increase. With an MHA, your mastery
of all aspects of the healthcare industry will equip you to enter this evolving
field—all while keeping the patient’s experience at the center of your studies.
your career goals.
In the Master of Healthcare Administration program, you will
obtain the skills needed to optimize medical care for patients while improving
efficiency and profitability for medical care facilities. Our comprehensive
program covers a breadth of information to ensure that you enter the field with
a strong foundational knowledge of all areas of healthcare administration,
including research methods, quality improvement, and human resources.
Why get a
Master of Healthcare Administration?
you complete your studies in the comprehensive MHA curriculum, you’ll gain a
well-rounded skillset that includes strategic planning, human resources,
informatics, policy, economics, research methods, quantitative decision-making,
community health, and management, among others.
GSU’s MHA program is Commission
on Accreditation in Health Management Education (CAHME) accredited: one of only
four in the state of Illinois and one of only two offered at state public
universities. Prospective students know that selecting a CAHME accredited
healthcare management program means they are assured the program accepts and
strives to be exceptional. While many colleges and universities purport to
offer training for this demanding field, programs that seek and maintain CAHME
accreditation have gone further. They’ve adopted the philosophy that
accreditation is a Continuous Quality Improvement process.
collected in 2017 reflected the median annual salary Medical and Health
Services Managers at $96,540 with an average range of $73,710 – $127,030
( Bureau of Labor
Chicago’s median salary for Medical and Health Services Managers is $107,210.
accreditation, quality is hard to distinguish. The lack of an accrediting
process leaves students unsure of the quality of the educational experience.
- Employers want
assurance that graduate’s learning and experience properly prepared them
for the wide variety of management responsibilities they will encounter.
Achieve your master’s degree in as little as two and ½ years.
Governors State’s 54-credit hour Master of Healthcare Administration is offered
fully on-campus or in a hybrid format. Enroll full-time to jumpstart your
career or part-time for added flexibility.
Lisa Purdy, Graduate Assistant in the College of Health and Human Services
The MHA faculty members encourage students to get out in the field by passing along opportunities. I’ve had the chance to co-author research with one of my professors—together, we studied the Affordable Care Act and how its implementation has affected populations of people both with and without diseases. I was also able to present a grant to the GSU community, an opportunity I am so grateful for.
Dr. DeLawnia Comer-Hagans, Associate Professor of Health Administration
The MHA program at Governors State University offers courses in the evening for working adults, and courses during the day for full-time students. The students and faculty come from diverse backgrounds. Our faculty are very knowledgeable and either work or have worked in the health administration field. We want you to be successful in the program, and there are many ways to participate and become actively involved. For example, we have a Student Health Care Management Association (SHCMA) where students have the opportunity to network with peers and health care leaders across the greater Chicago area.