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Master's of Healthcare Administration

Accelerate Your Healthcare Career

Our fully online Master's of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree program is designed to meet the needs of today’s healthcare leadership. In our MHA program, you will develop the extensive expertise needed to build a career as a leader in the healthcare industry.

  • Earn your degree in just two years.
  • Work closely with our highly-experienced faculty.
  • Complete a specialized capstone project in a healthcare setting of your choice.
  • Move your career as a healthcare leader forward.

Fully Online Program

The Ferris MHA program is fully online. You can complete your classes whenever and wherever it works for you. Our cutting-edge online learning platform and dedicated course designers ensure that your online learning experience is seamless.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: June 1

Spring Semester: November 1

 

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Program Details

  •  Accreditation

    The Ferris State University Master of Healthcare Administration program is a fully accredited program through the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

    Ferris State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  •  Admission Requirements

    New Student Admission Requirements

    • Applicants must submit their application for the program by July 18th for Fall semester and December 8th for Spring semester.
    • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
    • Applicant’s undergraduate or graduate GPA must be 3.00 or higher (on a 4.00 scale).
    • International applicants must have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 or higher.
    • Applicants must submit a personal statement of interest in program that includes educational and professional history, area of interest in healthcare administration leadership, interest and motivation for seeking Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree and professional or academic career plans upon completion. Statement should be no more than 3 pages with 12-point font, double spaced.
    • Applicants must submit 3 professional references as letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with their academic or professional background. Letters should include an assessment of the applicant’s current work quality and ability to successfully complete graduate education.
    • Applicants must submit a current professional resume.
    • Applicants must have successful completion of a college level mathematics course equivalent to MATH 115 or higher, with a grade of C or higher.
    • Applicants must have successful completion of a basic statistics course, equivalent to COHP 350 and COHP 450, with a grade of C or higher.
    • Applicants should have coursework that includes college level social and natural science courses. These courses should include Biology, Chemistry, and Social Science electives, and have grades of C or higher.
    • Applicant may need to complete an interview with program faculty. Interview should demonstrate satisfactory professional demeanor; applicant should be able to articulate professional goals alignment with Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA).
    • Provisional admission may be granted if an applicant does not meet all the admission requirements. If provisional admission is granted, the applicant must successfully complete 9 credit hours of graduate level coursework with a 3.00 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) and correct all deficiencies in their admission requirements.

    Transfer Student Admission Requirements

    • Applicants must submit their application for the program by July 18th for Fall semester and December 8th for Spring semester.
    • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
    • Applicant’s undergraduate or graduate GPA must be 3.00 or higher (on a 4.00 scale).
    • International applicants must have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 or higher.
    • Applicants must submit a personal statement of interest in program that includes educational and professional history, area of interest in healthcare administration leadership, interest and motivation for seeking Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree and professional or academic career plans upon completion. Statement should be no more than 3 pages with 12-point font, double spaced.
    • Applicants must submit 3 professional references as letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with their academic or professional background. Letters should include an assessment of the applicant’s current work quality and ability to successfully complete graduate education.
    • Applicants must submit a current professional resume.
    • Applicants must have successful completion of a college level mathematics course equivalent to MATH 115 or higher, with a grade of C or higher.
    • Applicants must have successful completion of a basic statistics course, equivalent to COHP 350 and COHP 450, with a grade of C or higher.
    • Applicants should have coursework that includes college level social and natural science courses. These courses should include Biology, Chemistry, and Social Science electives, and have grades of C or higher.
    • Applicant may need to complete an interview with program faculty. Interview should demonstrate satisfactory professional demeanor; applicant should be able to articulate professional goals alignment with Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA).
    • Provisional admission may be granted if an applicant does not meet all the admission requirements. If provisional admission is granted, the applicant must successfully complete 9 credit hours of graduate level coursework with a 3.00 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) and correct all deficiencies in their admission requirements.
  •  Career Opportunities

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment opportunities for medical and health services managers to increase by 32% during the period from 2019 to 2029, much faster than most occupations. The national median wage is $100,980 per year.

    The term health services manager encompasses individuals in many different positions, including healthcare executives and administrators who plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of health care. These individuals lead change that aligns with current healthcare laws and regulations, as well as current trends in technology and services models to meet the needs of the community(s) they serve.  Health services managers include both generalists (administrators who manage or help to manage an entire facility or system), and health specialists (managers in charge of specific departments or services found only in the health care industry), and executives (administrators responsible for healthcare delivery systems, or the divisions within healthcare delivery healthcare systems).

  •  Faculty and Staff
  •  Key Courses
    • Leadership in Healthcare
    • Healthcare Strategic Planning
    • Healthcare Informatics
    • Healthcare Marketing
    • Capstone Experience

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