Masters in Health Administration

Masters in Health Administration – Advance Your Career Options

Earning your masters in health administration prepares you to assume managerial positions in a variety of healthcare-related organizations and settings.  Our fully accredited program provides students the essential skills and knowledge to successfully meet the challenges faced by today’s healthcare professionals.  Students are instructed by an award-winning faculty, and our comprehensive program encompasses cutting-edge research and applied experiences.   The Master of Health Administration course work includes strategic planning, human resources, informatics, policy, economics, research methods, quantitative decision-making, community health, management and much more. 

Our Masters in Health Administration is a Fully-Accredited Program

GSU’s MHA program is only one of three public universities in Illinois and one of four programs throughout the state that is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education (CAHME).   Furthermore, in order to accommodate working adults, the program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis. Typically students take two courses per semester or four courses per year for a total of 54 credit hours, plus any prerequisites.   

We make applying to our masters in health administration program easy as applicants use the Healthcare Administration, Management & Policy Centralized Application System (HAMPCAS).  It is the first national centralized application service dedicated to students applying to programs in health administration, healthcare management and health policy.  The MHA program admits students twice a year and applications must be submitted online by May 1 for Fall semester admission and by November 1 for the following Spring semester.

Employment rates are high as demonstrated during the academic years of 2009 - 2010 through 2011-2012 in which 91 percent of GSU graduates were employed in the Health Services Management Field within three months of graduation.  Careers include jobs with healthcare providers such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and home healthcare organizations.  Graduates will also find careers with consulting firms, healthcare-related companies, pharmaceutical and educational organizations as well as insurance and policy organizations, among others. 

Please take a look at the Master of Health Administration Program web pages for requirements and more information.

We invite you to explore our many degree, certificate and individual course offerings listed on our website.  You will find we have a highly diverse student body made up of individuals of all ages and backgrounds and our courses are taught by gifted professors.  The College of Health and Human Services prepares graduates to assume management positions in a variety of healthcare organizations by earning their Masters in Health Administration.

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