Advance your career with a master’s in healthcare administration.
Health care administrators play a significant part in improving the health of the
citizens in the communities they serve through planning, directing, and coordinating
various aspects of health services as well as shaping healthcare policy. Whether you
already have a background in healthcare or are looking to transition into the field
in a leadership role, the Master of Science in healthcare administration is the next
step in advancing your career.
Our mission is to provide working professionals, practitioners, and those wanting
to advance their careers in health care management with the knowledge and skills necessary
to be competent, ethical, and innovative leaders who can successfully manage and lead
their health care organizations and communities. Our MHCA program helps you develop
the core competencies necessary for leaders to deal specifically with the U.S healthcare
marketplace. This online program is designed to prepare health care professionals
to successfully manage and lead healthcare organizations.
Courses provide information related to the healthcare system and the environment in
which healthcare managers and providers function; general healthcare management and
business principles, including systems thinking; professionalism, ethical behavior
and emotional intelligence; communication and relationship management skills; and
leadership skills and behavior.
What can I do with a master’s in healthcare administration?
Employment in medical and health services managers are currently in high demand and
are expected to continue growing. Employment opportunities are available in hospitals,
assisted living centers, community and home health clinics, primary care, mental healthcare
providers, physician’s clinics, and pediatric centers.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Master of Science in healthcare administration online program,
graduates will have enhanced their knowledge and skills in:
- Leadership by demonstrating transformational leadership that inspires individual, team, and organizational
- Communication and Relationships by demonstrating clear and concise communicate skills, establish and maintain relationships,
and facilitate constructive interactions with individuals and groups.
- Professionalism and Ethics by practicing professionalism and ethical behavior through personal and professional
accountability, employ a service orientation, and display a commitment to lifelong
learning and improvement.
- Health Care Systems and Environment by demonstrating an in-depth understanding of healthcare systems and the environment
in which health care managers and providers operate.
- Health Care Management and Business by utilizing business principles, including systems thinking, in the health care environment.
The Master of Science in healthcare administration online program is approved by the
Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) and accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission (HLC). The MHCA program holds an Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration (AUPHA) which requires demonstrating program excellence through a peer-evaluation
process. The program is aligning with the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
Management Education (CAHME) criteria before seeking CAHME accreditation.