Health Administration, Master | Online (optional) | Central Michigan University | Mount Pleasant, United States
48 months
925 USD/credit 11793 USD/year
726 USD/credit 9256 USD/year
726 USD/credit 9256 USD/year
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The Master of Health Administration degree from Central Michigan University readies you for senior health care leadership. Gain the expertise and business acumen to respond to the dynamic nature of today's industry and become a leader. With training in critical thinking and strategic operations, you'll help ensure an enduring and effective future for the evolving field of health care.


You'll study best practice models and methods for effectively planning for the delivery of health care services and their marketing. You’ll hear from experts in the field on the best approaches for health care leadership, decision-making and accountability. Our faculty will guide you through the study and application of health care-specific courses such as law, compliance, risk management, finance, human resource management, strategic planning and managerial epidemiology.

Our semester-long internship will help you practice and elevate your skills in the field. Looking to transition from the direct-care side to the managerial side? Our project-based field experience or applied research project will help you make that transition by demonstrating your leadership effectiveness and knowledge of patient care.

This Health Administration program from Central Michigan University is offered by the distinguished Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions in a flexible online format.

Careers & Outcomes

Possible careers with this master's degree include hospital administrator, long-term care director, group practice manager, senior department manager, and community and public health managers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Healthcare Administration and Ethical Compliance
  • Healthcare Operations and Structures
  • Healthcare Law, Compliance and Risk Management
  • Health Economics and Policy Implication
  • Fundamentals of Healthcare Finance
  • Healthcare Planning & Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Statistics for Health Professionals
  • Managerial Epidemiology
  • Health Informatics and Quality Improvement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Priority Consideration for Scholarships: Dec. 1 


51 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Along with the application, you’ll need to submit a $50 application fee
    • Submit a copy of your passport
    • Submit proof of English proficiency or your intent to study English upon arrival – unless you are from an exempted country where English is the primary language of instruction. 
    • You also may demonstrate English proficiency by completing the English studies program through CMU's English Language Institute. 
    • Applicants must provide a third-party course-by-course credential evaluation and document verification

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11793 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 925 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    9256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Mount Pleasant

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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