*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.
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.
The mission of the University of Cincinnati’s innovative on-line Master of Health Administration (MHA) Degree Program is to provide working professionals who might not have ready access to traditional educational routes with a high-quality experiential and practice oriented curriculum in healthcare management, preparing them to serve as innovative, transformative, ethical healthcare 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 healthcare environment encouraging lifelong learning. Our on-line approach is designed both to expand access and to allow mid-level and other working health professionals to develop and enhance nationally recognized competencies. Our faculty are committed to discovery, integration, application, and teaching. They create an online learning environment that is research-based and service-oriented, and which assures the best possible educational experience for all students, including individualized learning paths when necessary.
The vision of the UC MHA program is to be acknowledged as a national leader in leveraging online educational technology to prepare future leaders for the ever-changing healthcare environment. The faculty have been nationally recognized for published and presented research.
Our graduates will be further proof of our efforts:
The University of Cincinnati’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program values a conception of the healthcare leader as a true health professional, rather than soley a manager. In this, we are in strong support of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ (ACHE) Code of Ethics, with its focus on the healthcare managers responsibilities to:
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.
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.
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Classes are asynchronous, some classes are in a 7-week format some are in a 14-week format. You can log on anytime 24/7 to complete your coursework. Some, but not all tests are proctored using exam proctoring software.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
Yes. Our online students are no different from our on-campus students in that way. You get a specific ID that you can use to navigate different systems at UC and for potential student discounts.
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