Health Services Administration Master of Health Services Administration MHSA

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Improve Your Health Career with a Master of Health Services Administration Degree

The Master of Health Services Administration

The Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) Program provides graduate education in health care administration for professionals seeking careers in the management and administration of health care facilities/organizations

This MHSA degree also provides opportunities for individuals in health services to seek career advancement and development to become leaders and innovators in an atmosphere of respect, individuality and flexibility for best collaborative practices in a multicultural, interdependent global environment.

Dual Degree Program Opportunity: MSW/ MHSA

The dual degree program is designed for those who wish to combine the development of administrative and managerial expertise in defined service areas with the knowledge, skills, and values of the social work profession. The joint focus prepares students for a range of professional options and opportunities. Participation in dual degree program permits the student to earn MSW degree with the MHSA in a manner that expedites the time required, by crediting work earned for one degree to the requirements of the other.

  • Fully in-person, or online options, along with a dual degree opportunity
  • Career improvement and development
  • Manage/administer health care facilities
  • Improve delivery of health services to the community

5-Year Health Services Degree Option

Top Employers

  • Hospitals
  • Mental Health Office
  • Clinical Office
  • Nursing Homes

Top Career Paths

  • Heathcare Administrator
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Health Information Manager
  • Nursing Home Administrator

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Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

Departmental Admission Requirements

  • The admissions application, two references and official transcript from previous educational programs, along with an essay describing the reasons why the applicant wishes to pursue a particular program.
  • The GRE is recommended but not required.

Submit an admission essay (350-word minimum) addressing the four points outlined below:

  • Describe your professional work background.
  • What attracted you to a M.H.S.A.?
  • What do you expect to receive in management training?
  • How do you expect to use the management training and the M.H.S.A. degree as a credential in pursuing your career objectives?

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Professional Contribution

  • The Professional Contribution is a closure requirement which provides the student with an opportunity to work with faculty on a research project.
  • The Professional Contribution applies theoretical knowledge to a practical situation. 
  • The Professional Contribution is a component of the Capstone Course.

In the McGowan Center for Professional Studies, you'll find specialized computerized programs, including CAI (computer-assisted instruction) and interactive video capability. General word processing and statistical software is available in the lab as well.


McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies

1201 University Avenue
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The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students. Market Marywood is also located here.

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McGowan Center Classrooms


Map & Directions

The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students.

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McGowan Center Computer Labs


Map & Directions

McGowan Center Computer Labs are located in Rooms 1052, 1056, and 1057. Color printers are available. You can also find Assistive Technology such as Inspiration, Kurzweil, and WriteOutLoud.

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