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Online Master of Health Administration

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Move Into Senior or Executive Leadership with MU’s Online MHA Degree

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Affordable Tuition

No GRE/GMAT Required

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  • Duration 18 months
  • Cost per Credit $545
  • Credit Hours 36

Program Benefits

  • Convenient online format
  • Enter a field with 32% job growth1
  • Learn from seasoned health care practitioners
  • Eight-week terms

High Growth, High Pay, and High Rewards

It’s no surprise that health care administration is one of the largest job sectors in our economy, and health care leaders are needed to support the medical professionals who save our lives and keep us healthy.

Methodist University’s online MHA program provides health care administration and organization coursework that will give you the strategies, tools, and techniques you need to lead teams, make important decisions, understand organizational effectiveness, and change processes to improve performance.

Completing an MHA program can lead to opportunities for advancement and higher earnings in health care administration and health management positions. Top leaders are earning six figures1 and enjoying roles within a growing industry with numerous career options. Consider positions such as chief executive officer, chief operations officer, clinic manager, department or division director, and more to impact public wellness.

Career Outlook: Pursue Senior- and Executive-Level Roles

Graduate ready to achieve upward mobility in one of the most in-demand and lucrative industries with your online MHA degree from MU. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for medical and health services managers is in the six-digit range, and the number of positions with this title are expected to grow 28% by 2031.1 Upon graduation, you’ll be well-poised to compete for these opportunities and many others.

Careers and Salaries
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Curriculum: A Rigorous, Achievable Program

There’s no question that the online Master of Health Administration program is rigorous — it has to be, given the nature of environments in health care. But alongside the outstanding faculty at Methodist University, you can learn all you need to know across health management and leadership, policy issues, marketing, legal and ethical issues, statistics, organizational behavior, and more. Completing our MHA program will prepare you with the skills necessary to advance into high-paying leadership positions.

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Program Outcomes

In the online Master of Health Administration, you’ll:

  • Prepare to manage, lead, and improve a changing health care system.
  • Meet the needs of a dynamic United States health care system.
  • Create and apply evidence-based knowledge to enhance the health of individuals and communities.
  • Learn to lead and manage in today’s contemporary health care environment that is rapidly evolving and challenging social dynamics.
  • Be able to successfully build on undergraduate-level knowledge and skills to successfully compete for mid- and senior-level positions.

Admissions Requirements

No GRE or GMAT is required to apply for the online MHA degree from Methodist University. For admission, you’ll need:

  • Completed application.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university before starting the first term of the program.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Two letters of recommendation, and one letter must be from a professor or employer.
  • Complete a typed personal statement including your background, interest in attending Methodist University, interest in the program, and your career goals.
  • Official transcripts.
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Tuition Details

The online Master of Health Administration costs $545 per credit hour and has 36 total credit hours. If you or a family member are a veteran or active-duty service member, your education at Methodist University could be even more affordable. Visit our Military Support page.

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Why Study Online?

Enjoy an online learning environment that offers the same quality as in-person courses, including dedicated faculty members and an overall caring, friendly atmosphere for achieving your professional and personal goals.

You’ll also have access to all of MU’s academic support services. That means you’ll get personalized assistance you need, such as access to the tutoring and writing centers. Experience a distinctive education in a flexible environment that fits your schedule.

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Financial Aid

You can earn a high-quality education from a private institution without worrying about the cost. As a Yellow Ribbon school and a university where 97% of students qualify for financial aid, Methodist is committed to affordability.

Learn more about federal student loans and grants, military benefits, and scholarship opportunities. We’re proud to make your goals as affordable as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have other questions not answered here? Request more information or call 910.212.4956.

The online Master of Health Administration requires an average of 18 months for full-time students.

The estimated total tuition is $19,620, not including fees or other costs you may incur. Learn more at the Master of Health Administration tuition page.

*This is an estimate of the total tuition based on the current school year and is subject to change.

Yes. You may transfer up to nine credits toward this degree. Methodist University generally accepts credits for courses completed with a grade of C or higher from other regionally accredited institutions of higher education. To find out whether or not you are eligible, you can request more information or call us at 910-212-4956.

To apply to the online Master of Health Administration, applicants need a bachelor’s degree, an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, three letters of recommendation, a typed personal statement, and official transcripts.

See the online Master of Health Administration admission requirements page for more details.

A variety of scholarships are available for Methodist University’s online programs. Learn more about scholarships here.

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  1. “Medical and Health Services Managers.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on August 30, 2022 from