Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Imagine a better healthcare system. Be a leader for positive change.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, healthcare is one of the 21st-century’s fastest-growing industries. A master’s degree in health administration, now required for most leadership positions in the field, provides health professionals the competitive edge to stand out and the knowledge to make a meaningful contribution to their organization’s ability to deliver effective and high-quality patient care.

Pfeiffer University’s MHA program addresses all sectors of healthcare from hospitals to public health, practice management, long-term care, and insurance. With a curriculum that combines essential business and health services administration coursework, students learn and practice managerial, financial and legal skills. A network of more than 1,200 alumni and students who serve in key leadership positions for every major health system in North and South Carolina makes Pfeiffer’s MHA program the largest in the region. 

Campus

With classes offered online, this program is ideal for working professionals.

Curriculum

If you are interested in pursuing a joint degree, follow the links provided below to learn more:

Curriculum

The master’s degree in health administration is a sequentially designed 39-hour curriculum. Students must closely follow the order of core courses in the program. 

Master of Health Administration (39)

Core Courses (39 SH)

  • MHA 700 Organizational Communication and Behavior in Health Service Org. 
  • MHA 710 Contemporary Health Services Organizations and Systems 
  • MHA 715 Legal and Ethical Perspectives in Healthcare Administration 
  • MHA 725 Leadership Perspectives in Health Policy 
  • MHA 730 Health Economics 
  • MHA 735 Health Services Information Management 
  • MHA 740 Health Services Financial Management 
  • MHA 760 Health Administration Research Methods and Analytics 
  • MHA 770 Health Services Marketing
  • MHA 776 Comparative International Health 

or

  • MHA 777 Comparative International Health Study 
  • MHA 780 Research Applications in Health Administration 
  • MHA 799 Strategic Health Services Management 

One MSL or MHA Elective (Suggested MSL courses: MSL 730, 740, 750) 

All credits used toward the completion of the degree must be no older than seven (7) years at the time of graduation.

For descriptions of courses, visit the academic catalog

Admission Requirements

  • A completed Pfeiffer University graduate application for admission
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a satisfactory grade point average
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended
  • Three letters of recommendation

Pfeiffer University has a maximum time to completion of a degree as seven (7) years from the time of initial enrollment except for the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, which is five (5) years. 

Program Requirements

The MHA program is a 39-semester hour course of study. Each student must have an individual email address and access to the Internet in addition to working knowledge of word processing, database, and spreadsheet software.

MHA 790 is an applied field experience, typically conducted under the direction of a senior manager at the student's workplace. MHA 776 takes place between semesters and consists of a 7-10 day foreign study experience in Canada, England, Austria, Germany or another destination.

Tuition & Fees

Click here for current tuition and fees. Contact an admissions advisor about financial aid and scholarship opportunities

Careers

Interested in advancing your career in the healthcare industry? Ready to take on more responsibility? Pfeiffer’s MHA program will prepare you for leadership positions in all areas of health care: hospitals, ambulatory care, mental health, public health, practice management, government policy, long term care, managed care and insurance.

Ready to get started? Apply now. 

Graduate and Degree Completion Enrollment

Have questions? Just ask!
(704) 521-9116
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