Master of Healthcare Administration

Program Spotlight

This is such an exciting time to be involved in healthcare leadership, as U.S. healthcare strives to reshape healthcare systems and delivery models!

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree is designed to meet the needs of today’s healthcare leadership and beyond. In the expanding, ever-changing healthcare delivery system, extensive expertise and understanding of healthcare industry business is essential, especially for those in leadership roles. This program prepares graduates with the necessary skill and knowledge to lead healthcare organizations through the use of evidence-based decision making in the areas of economics, financial management, organizational behavior and human resource management, strategic planning, and marketing, with a keen focus on quality improvement, resource efficiency, and interprofessional collaboration.MHA

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment opportunities for medical and health services managers to increase by 20% during the period from 2016 to 2026, much faster than most occupations. The national median wage is $98,350, the Michigan median wage is $95,580 - $107,050 for the same timeframe..

A fully online program, the Ferris State University MHA degree may be completed in 2 years. Each online course also includes 8-10 hours of synchronous learning, in which students are required to participate in collaborative web-based sessions allowing all students and the professor to meet collectively. To engage students in real-world healthcare leadership experiences, the program requires active service learning opportunities including a capstone research project conducted within the healthcare setting of the student’s choice.

The program is designed in three formats:


Intended for the student with less than 2 years of management and/or supervisory experience.

Intended for the student with two or more years of management and/or supervisory experience.

Intended for the student consecutively seeking the FSU undergraduate Health Care Systems Administration degree and the Master of Healthcare Administration degree, this format allows the student to complete both degrees in a 5-year timeline.

For more information contact:

Dr. Gail Bullard, DHEd, MSA-HA, RN
[email protected]