Master of Health Administration - MHA

April 17, 2020
May 10, 2021
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Waived Application Fee Summer Semester 2021What is Health Administration?

The health care sector is a complex environment of health care systems; not-for-profit and for-profit health organizations; medical practices; and urban, suburban, and rural settings that provide a range of health care services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Health care administrators, leaders, directors, and managers are responsible for the day-to-day operations by providing executive leadership and oversight in policies and procedures, strategic vision and direction, finance and costs, and quality of care. A Master’s of Health Administration requires a range of knowledge, skills, and competencies essential for the provision of effective health care.

University of Cincinnati’s Master of Health Administration Program

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.

  • 100% online — no campus visits required
  • World-class faculty — learn from expert, active leaders in health administration
  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • Growing industry — 72,000 new jobs projected (2016-2026)
  • Part-time flexibility — balance school, work and life responsibilities
  • Transformative curriculum — apply lessons learned immediately in the field

The Master of Health Administration Degree Program Mission

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.

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.

  • Candidate Status with the Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
  • Top tier of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report
  • Fully accredited nationally

Is Health Administration Right for Me?

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If you are working in the healthcare field currently and want to take your career a step further, then a Masters 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.

Careers Opportunities Include

If you’re looking for an above-average salary in a growing field, an online MHA can lead to careers such as:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Facilities Manager
  • Group Practice Administrator
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Nurse Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Home Health Care
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration

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.

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The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.

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