Master of Health Administration
OHIO's Master of Health Administration Program is a candidate for accreditation through the (CAHME).
Candidate status is an indication that a program in healthcare management has voluntarily committed to participate in a plan of self-improvement and is actively progressing toward the status of accreditation. Candidate status is not accredited status and does not guarantee eventual accredited status.
About the MHA Program
There are two options for students interested in completing their MHA at Ohio University:
Fully online part-time option – two years (MH8157)
Fully online full-time option – one year
The mission of the rigorous, comprehensive, and fully online master of health administration (MHA) program is to prepare innovative, knowledgeable, and skilled leaders who strive to improve the U.S. health care system while continuing to advance their careers. Oriented exclusively to students who are experienced, mid-career, health professionals, the MHA online program extends Ohio University’s quality and tradition beyond its walls. It focuses on content essential to leadership in the health care industry and on the development of skills to solve complex problems, identify and communicate with various stakeholders, maximize teamwork, and meet organizational goals.
The MHA online degree program prepares mid-career, experienced professionals for leadership positions in a variety of U.S. health organizations. The MHA program prepares strategic leaders who can offer solutions to health care challenges – today and into the future. The program is delivered entirely online.
Students taking a normal load of two courses per term will complete the program in two years.
This program does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to the program.
There are 12 three-credit-hour courses that constitute the MHA program. Eleven of the courses are required and one is an elective. For the elective option, the university has several graduate certificates from which the students can choose a course. Students have the option of adding the graduate certificate to their degree plan. Most graduate certificates consist of 3 three-credit-hour courses.
In addition to the above courses, students choose 1 three-credit-hour elective course.