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.
All classes offered fully online.
Work closely with our highly-experienced faculty.
Complete a specialized capstone project in a healthcare setting of your choice.
Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.00 or higher
GPA (on a 4.00 scale).
Submit official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously
attended. Ferris graduates need not submit transcripts for coursework completed at
Submit a current, professional resume or curriculum vitae.
Submit a personal statement of your interest in healthcare administration.
Request three (3) professional references from individuals familiar with academic
or professional backgrounds and can provide an assessment of the applicant’s current
work quality and ability to complete graduate education successfully.
Have successful completion of a college-level mathematics course equivalent to MATH
115 or higher, with a grade of C or higher.
Have successful completion of a basic statistics course, equivalent to COHP 350 and
COHP 450, with a grade of C or higher.
Should have coursework that includes college-level social and natural science courses,
such as Biology, Chemistry, and Social Science electives and have grades of C or higher.
International students whose first (native) language is not English need to have
English proficiency test scores sent directly from the testing agency to demonstrate
meeting the Ferris standards for English proficiency (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo).
Application Deadline: June 1 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester
Applicants may need to complete an interview with program faculty in instances where
the program has reached enrollment capacity.
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 the first nine (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
within the first nine (9) credits of the program.
These requirements also apply to Transfer Students.
Lead PET/CT Technologist Karmanos Cancer Institute
"Since graduating from the Ferris Master's of Health Administration program, I started
a new position at Karmanos Cancer Institute. As the lead PET/CT technologist, I have
used the skills I built in the MHA program to oversee cutting-edge cancer research
studies, hire a highly effective team, and move our department forward with new technology
and processes. The MHA program at Ferris has helped accelerate my career while making
a difference in the lives of patients."
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