Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) is the only degree offered in the Minnesota State system. The program is designed for early to mid-careerists working in the healthcare field, whether you are seeking to advance within your organization or market yourself for future positions in the industry. The interdisciplinary program develops your strategic and analytical skills as an organizational leader to effectively and dynamically improve the delivery, organization and management of services within a variety of diverse healthcare environments. Now being offered with an optional emphasis in Long Term Care.
An MHA at MSU Moorhead is significantly more affordable than Minnesota private colleges, private for-profits or University of Minnesota campuses. Additionally, the MHA was ranked #12 among the country’s most affordable Healthcare Administration Online Programs by Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration.
The domain and competency framework for MSUM’s MHA program has been adapted from the Healthcare Leadership Alliance common competency domains. The 26 program competencies are classified under five major domains: Leadership; Professionalism; Communication and Relationship Building; Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment; and Business Skills. These domains align with the mission, vision and values of the MHA program.
The mission, vision and values of the MHA program is to provide early to mid-careerists an exceptional, online, graduate-level educational experience. Tailored for working adults, you will be able to take classes while working full time, progress at your own pace, and complete your capstone experience near your home community.
The MHA program is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Additionally, MSUM is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
You’ll find MHA professors to be approachable, responsive and invested in your success. Faculty are highly credentialed, possess high-level professional healthcare experience, and collaborate to advance your learning and progression though the program.
Strong university partnerships exist with MSUM’s MBA and MS Nursing programs, which expose you to multiple disciplines in your coursework. This interprofessional collaboration within the classroom frequently translates to professional careers post-graduation. The MHA program has also developed excellent partnerships within the community and outlying areas for capstone project sites.
Stay in your home country and study online with Minnesota State University Moorhead's online Master of Healthcare Administration.
Healthcare & Human Services Student Success Stories
Jonathan Heiberg is pursuing his MHA as a first-generation college student.
The three degrees assistant professor Heather Winkler has earned from MSUM have allowed her to pursue her dream career of educating future healthcare leaders.
Robert Nava, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies at MSUM, writes about new master's programs that MSUM is adding in 2023.
A Smart Investment
I wanted to attend a recognized program, be challenged, and become a better healthcare leader. I wanted high quality with a price point that supported my lifestyle and an opportunity to connect with other healthcare leaders. – I’m now able to see from the lens of an administrator.
– Kelly Chase, BSN, RN, CPHQ, Executive Director of Primary Care & Population Health, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center