Healthcare Administration, Master | Part time online | Samford University | United States
M.H.A Online

Healthcare Administration

18 months
924 USD/credit 29568 USD/year
924 USD/credit 29568 USD/year
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Samford University's online Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A) is the terminal degree required for executive management positions in healthcare, providing a competency-based curriculum that prepares students for leadership roles within a variety of different healthcare settings.


The Healthcare Administration degree from Samford University is an online, five-semester asynchronous program. The curriculum is designed to provide competency in communication and relationship management, leadership, professionalism, knowledge of the healthcare environment, and business skills and knowledge, as well as a competitive edge in project management and quality improvement. 

A minimum 120-hour internship is required for students with less than five years clinical or healthcare management experience.  Students who have five years of leadership experience may elect to complete an Advanced Leadership Project with a senior healthcare executive mentor.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Healthcare Administration, as part of a Christian university, is to nurture and prepare early career healthcare management professionals to serve across diverse healthcare settings.

An interprofessional experience is a hallmark of this program. This experience is grounded in our interprofessional curriculum and interdisciplinary faculty. Practical experiences alongside healthcare leaders and executives are tailored to a student’s interests and professional goals. Educational experiences inside and outside the classroom provide the knowledge and skills students need to be successful healthcare managers, administrators, and leaders.

Career Pathways

Samford's Master of Healthcare Administration is designed to prepare graduates for diverse career opportunities that exist in multiple settings throughout the health care industry, including:

  • Hospitals and health systems
  • Consulting firms
  • Government agencies
  • Long-time care
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Healthcare entrepreneurship
  • And many more

Emerging roles in healthcare include chief transformation officer, chief diversity officer, innovation officer and more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Healthcare Systems
  • Healthcare Statistics and Research Methods
  • Healthcare Information and Informatics Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Healthcare Financial Management and Budgeting
  • Healthcare Policy and Law

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Possess a baccalaureate degree in a health or business-related field from a college or university with institutional accreditation or possess any baccalaureate degree and currently work in or have three years prior healthcare experience.
  • Submit official transcripts.
  • Have a C or better in an accounting course from a college or university with institutional accreditation. 
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale overall or in the last 60 hours of course work.
  • The GRE must be within the last five years, with a combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 300 and Analytical 4.0.
  • Submit three letters of reference through the application system.
  • Submit a resume highlighting work experience, strengths and other accomplishments.
  • Submit an essay on reason for seeking the M.H.A. and a career goal statement.
  • Submit a video interview.
  • International applicants: TOEFL or IELTS score

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 924 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    29568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 924 USD per credit during 18 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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