Healthcare Administration (MHA)

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Online Master of Healthcare Administration

Elevate Your Skills to Advance Your Healthcare Career

It’s time to advance your career in one of the highest growth industries in the nation. Saint Francis’s Master of Healthcare Administration program prepares you to combine your existing skills with the best modern practices in Healthcare administration, so you can help facilitate the care and dignity of those most in need, while taking on exciting new career opportunities. Effective leaders in the highly regulated healthcare sector develop the competencies required to successfully address the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Triple Aim of improving population health and patients’ experience of care while reducing the per capita cost of health services. The MHA degree at the University of Saint Francis offers healthcare professionals the unique opportunity to develop these competencies in an environment that goes beyond the business aspect of healthcare administration to incorporate reflection on healthcare administration as a ministry.

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Career Outlook & Success


National Median Salary for Medical and Health Services Managers (U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics)


Projected Job Growth 2020-2030 for Medical and Health Services Managers (U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics)

Why Study Healthcare Administration Online at Saint Francis?

Saint Francis’ MHA program is one of the pioneering online degree programs in the country, ranked as a top 20 online MHA program nationally by the Master’s Program Guide. Our program begins with 27 credits in core curriculum, and allows you to tailor your degree with nine credits in a concentration of your choice. With options including Healthcare Management, Healthcare Operations, and Experiential Learning, , you can customize your degree without additional time or cost.

Saint Francis offers fully-online courses, taught asynchronously so you can do the work on your time, with structured deadlines to keep you on track to graduate quickly. Classes are taught in short eight-week sessions, with six start dates throughout the year. We provide the support of experienced online instructors and a network of alumni mentors to help you through graduation and beyond.

Saint Francis draws on decades of excellence and experience in health care services and business education, and Franciscan traditions and values that stretch back centuries but remain vitally relevant in today’s complex ethical landscape.

The Value of Saint Francis

Furthering your education is an investment in yourself and your future. Saint Francis promises a return on that investment, and makes it easy to get an advanced degree at a cost that makes sense. Our programs are streamlined to help you achieve your degree with the fewest possible credit hours, to save you time and money.

  • 36 Credit Hours
  • $535 per credit hour

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Faculty and Teaching Style

The College of Health Sciences offers an online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree. The MHA program is built upon the foundation of Saint Francis’ commitment to its identity as a Catholic university and to the Franciscan Values as a guide for living lives of character and integrity. The mission for the MHA Program emphasizes the application of business knowledge to healthcare settings while offering the opportunity to reflect on the compassionate and healing nature of the provision of quality patient care. A Saint Francis degree begins with foundation in Franciscan values and ethics and their application to issues in the healthcare industry. Our ethical focus underpins and informs every aspect of Saint Francis education. Our faculty are experts in their field who are driven by their values.


Potential Career Settings:

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Outpatient centers
  • Nursing centers
  • Group physician practices
  • Patient safety

Part of the reason I chose the online MHA was I wanted to keep learning, but the on-site learning environment was stressful. I have five kids and wanted the balance of family. I also have tons of evening meetings. The appeal was that class could be where and when I needed it.

Dr. Joe LaRosa
Saint Francis MHA Graduate

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