Master of Health Administration - MHA

April 17, 2023
May 08, 2023
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*The Master of Health Administration program at the University of Cincinnati is an online graduate degree through the College of Allied Health Sciences.  This website is designed to cover all online programs that the University of Cincinnati offers.  You can also visit the College of Allied Health Sciences website to learn about the program.  Both websites cover the same program and are optimized to provide our students with all the information they need.

What is Health Administration?

Health administration can take many shapes and forms, but is most commonly referred to as the application of leadership skills and strategies to a diverse range of health care entities.

Health care administrators, also known as health care managers or health service managers, are responsible for the day-to-day operations of health care entities. They provide executive leadership and oversight in policies and procedures, strategic vision and direction, finance and costs, and quality of care. A Master of Health Administration degree equips graduates with a wide range of knowledge, skills, and competencies essential for the provision of effective health care.

University of Cincinnati’s Master of Health Administration Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Value Statement

Mission Statement

The University of Cincinnati Online Master of Health Administration (MHA) program prepares students to become the next generation of executive health care leaders by combining real-world experience and competency-based coursework in an innovative learning environment.

The mission of the University of Cincinnati’s online Master of Health Administration degree program is to provide working professionals who might not have ready access to traditional educational routes with a high-quality curriculum in health care management, preparing them to serve as innovative, transformative, ethical health care leaders within teams, organizations and health systems.

  • We offer a competency-driven, evidence-based curriculum which, by including both academics and practitioners as faculty, is adaptive to the ever-changing health care environment.
  • Our online approach is designed both to expand access and to allow mid-level and other working health professionals to develop and enhance nationally recognized competencies.
  • A faculty chosen for their commitment to the scholarships of discovery, integration, application, and/or teaching and learning create an online learning environment which is research-based and service-oriented and which assures the best possible educational experience for all students, including individualized learning paths when necessary.
Vision Statement

The vision of the UC MHA program is to be acknowledged as a national exemplar in leveraging developments in online educational technology to prepare future leaders for the ever-changing health care environment.

The faculty’s demonstrated success in the scholarships of discovery, integration, application and/or teaching & learning will be one vehicle for this, particularly gaining national recognition for published and presented research.

Our graduates will be the further proof of our efforts:

  • their evaluations will guide us
  • their efforts will be recognized by their supervisors, colleagues, patients and organizations as characterizing curious, competent, and compassionate stewards of the public and institutional trust, and
  • their performance will reflect honor upon their alma mater, their employers, and their profession.
Values Statement

The University of Cincinnati’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program values a conception of the health systems leader as a true health professional, rather than a simple manager. In this we are in strong support of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ (ACHE) Code of Ethics, with its focus on the health care manager’s responsibilities

  • to the profession
  • to patients or others served
  • to the organization
  • to employees
In our faculty we value:
  • a commitment to teaching informed by research and/or practice
  • a dedication to service, whether to university, profession, or community
  • the understanding that our learners are adults who are working and living full lives while improving their education
  • a cooperative, collegial approach that allows for the development and maintenance of an integrated practice-oriented curriculum
Among our students and graduates, we value:
  • a habit of critical analysis, buttressed by an in-depth understanding of the evidence-based approach
  • an understanding that marketplace mastery can be combined with corporate good citizenship
  • an ongoing commitment to improvement in all aspects of one’s professional efforts, and
  • an understanding that all of one’s patients, clients, colleagues and all others are fully deserving of human compassion and respect

Benefits of UC Online’s Master of Health Admin Program

  • 100% online
  • Learn from world-class faculty
  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • Growing industry — 32% growth between 2019-2029
  • Two program duration options (Fast-Track or Extended)
  • Apply lessons learned immediately in your career

Accreditations and Rankings

Accreditations and rankings for a college or university means that it has achieved and maintains high standards in education. These agency accreditations are also maintained in a database by the U.S. Department of Education.

Is Health Administration Right for Me?

Health Administrators Meeting
If you are working in the health care field currently and want to take your career a step further, then a Master of Health Administration can help you do just that. This degree is a great next step for those already in health care fields in finance, management, human resources, marketing, nursing administration, public health, and more. You’ll receive the real-world experience you need to prepare you to serve as an innovative, transformative, ethical health care leader upon graduation.

Program FAQ’s

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Is UC Online right for me?

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Complete Your Degree on Your Time
The program is designed for working professionals who need the flexibility of online classes.
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Start-to-Graduation Support
Student Success Coordinators are available to students enrolled in online programs — they are your on-campus partner and can help you as your work toward graduation.

No GRE/GMAT scores required.

University of Cincinnati’s Master of Health Administration Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Value Statement

Mission Statement