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The Master of Health Administration, offered by the School of Public Health, is the premier professional program for those seeking to lead the health systems of the future. Focused on the organization, delivery and management of healthcare and public health systems and services, this program will equip you with the skills and insight needed to lead in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, medical group practices, healthcare consulting firms and health departments. With both full- and part-time options, as well as other flexible features – including the option to complete your internship experience with your current employer – the MHA program will take you beyond the business of healthcare.
The MHA program is designed for those who want to build their careers specifically in the healthcare industry. From unparalleled partnerships and internship experiences to exclusive access to leading experts and industry-specific resources, this unique program will help you go further faster as a healthcare leader.
Candidate status is an indication that a program in healthcare management has voluntarily committed to participate in a plan of self-improvement and is actively progressing toward the status of accreditation. Candidate status is not accredited status and does not guarantee eventual accredited status.
Take full advantage of the School of Public Health’s distinctive partnerships as you apply classroom concepts to a real-world setting. From healthcare providers and community health advocates to agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s NIOSH, you’ll have access to a wealth of local, state and national organizations. Additionally:
"As a graduate of WVU, I look forward to helping future students begin their own journeys to becoming a Mountaineer. At WVU Online, we are eager to guide you through the enrollment process with ease and want to provide you with the information and resources you need to be successful. Online degrees give everyone an opportunity to further their education and I can’t wait to help you do just that."
Please Note: There are both SOPHAS and WVU application fees.
For the SOPHAS application, applicants must submit:
Learn more about faculty experiences in the Health Administration MHA program.
France Weaver, PhD
"To succeed in my classes, students must be curious, eager to learn, and get their ‘hands dirty’ by practicing the concepts and utilizing their skills."
WVU provides a comprehensive approach to helping you finance your education. Learn more by visiting the Student Financial Services website.
Students are encouraged to:
Healthcare Administration MHA total degree cost: $40,749 – Residents and Non-Residents
Tuition and fees are usually not the only educational expenses you may have while pursuing a degree. You may have other costs such as books, supplies and living expenses. Please see the Estimate Costs and Aid webpage for how to estimate and plan for other potential expenses.
Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
|Health Systems Leadership
|Public Health Foundations
|Health Economics for Population Health
|Health Administration and Operations Management
|Analytic Methods for Health Policy, Management, and Leadership
|Professional Issues in Health Administration: Health Policy
|Professional Issues in Health Administration: Law and Ethics
|Professional Issues in Health Administration: Talent and Culture
|Professional Issues in Health Administration: Health Information and Management Systems
|Health Services Project Management
|Managerial Epidemiology & Strategy
|Comprehensive Experience in Healthcare Management
|Managing Quality Improvement in Healthcare
Total Hours: 45-47
Some of the reasons to pursue a career in healthcare administration include:
Making a difference in healthcare: Healthcare administration is a critical component of the healthcare industry, responsible for managing healthcare organizations and ensuring that patients receive high-quality care. By working in healthcare administration, you can make a difference in people's lives by improving the quality of care and the efficiency of healthcare services.
Job security and growth opportunities: The healthcare industry is growing rapidly, and there is a high demand for qualified healthcare administrators. This means that job opportunities in this field are plentiful and that there is room for career growth and advancement.
Competitive salary: Healthcare administration is a well-compensated field, with many opportunities for high salaries and bonuses.
Varied career paths: Healthcare administration is a broad field that offers a wide range of career paths, from managing hospitals and clinics to working in public health, health insurance, or government agencies.
Interdisciplinary work: Healthcare administration requires knowledge and skills from multiple disciplines, including business, law, healthcare policy, and healthcare delivery. This interdisciplinary nature of the field can be intellectually stimulating and challenging.
The MHA program at WVU focuses on providing students with both a breadth and depth of knowledge in areas critical to success as an administrative leader in the health sector, including:
Healthcare administration is a rapidly growing field, and there are many exciting career opportunities for those interested in pursuing a career in this area. Some of the potential futures in health administration include:
This degree is a two-year full-time MHA program. Part-time and residential options are also available.
Top-tier faculty deliver a cutting-edge, competency-driven curriculum focused on health system leadership, innovation, and change. Faculty consist of professors, associate professors, and assistant professors.
Small cohort sizes assure personalized professional development.