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Online Master of Health Administration
Earn your Degree in Health Care Administration

Online Master of Health Administration

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Lead Successful Health Care Teams

With Ohio University's online Master of Health Administration degree, you will build the confidence and strategic insight to help lead health care organizations into the future. This 36-credit, online program instills a holistic perspective that will allow you to balance the altruistic mission of health care with the necessary business obligations to create organizations that provide excellent, affordable, profitable care. Meanwhile, an immersive curriculum with engaging and collaborative learning environments will help you practice leadership strategies to further develop your professional expertise. Finally, the ability to tailor the program to your needs with a selection of concentrations gives you both flexibility and personalization in your Ohio University experience.

Program Benefits

  • Complete in a 2-year, part-time format
  • Choose from 4 specializations and earn a graduate certificate with your degree
  • In Candidacy for CAHME Accreditation*
  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • A #1 Online College in the State of Ohio (Newsweek 2023)1
  • #4 Best Online Healthcare Administration Degree Program Nationwide2
  • #7 Most Affordable Online MHA Program Nationwide (2023-2024)3


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Create Opportunities to Lead with Your MHA

The online MHA program is a career booster for students who want to obtain the necessary skills to move into leadership roles within health care organizations. Graduates of Ohio University's online MHA program are well equipped for opportunities in settings such as hospitals, group physician practices, clinics, mental health organizations, rehabilitation centers, educational organizations, and more.

Career Outlook

Top Jobs with a Master’s in Health Administration

These examples are drawn from nationwide salary averages.

  • Clinical Manager


    per year4

  • Health Care Administrator


    per year5

  • Medical Practice Manager


    per year6

Personalize Your Online MHA

With multiple specializations in areas like Health Care Leadership, Business Analytics, Project Management, and Quality Improvement, Ohio University's online Master of Health Administration offers a tailor-made experience to suit your career aspirations.

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Courses That Prepare You to Lead

12 Total Courses | 36 Total Credits

Ohio University's MHA degree is 100% online, allowing for maximum flexibility. As you complete your degree in a way that fits your life, you will hone the skills needed to balance both the mission and business of healthcare by pursuing courses that include Healthcare Finance, Ethical Issues in Healthcare, Human Resource Management in Healthcare, and more.

Throughout the online MHA experience, you'll learn how the business, ethics, and mission of quality health care intersect, as well as the skills to take on leading roles in your community's health organizations. 98% of MHA students in the 2021-2022 graduating class were employed or pursuing additional education within 90 days of graduation.
Throughout the online MHA experience, you'll learn how the business, ethics, and mission of quality health care intersect, as well as the skills to take on leading roles in your community's health organizations.

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Take the Next Step in Your Career

No GMAT Required | 3 Starts per Year

Fall 2024:

  • Application Deadline: 08/12/24
  • Classes Begin: 08/26/24

Spring 2025:

  • Application Deadline: 12/09/24
  • Classes Begin: 01/13/25

It's time to advance your career by applying to a flexible MHA program that will help you become a bold, well-rounded leader. As you begin your application, here are key admission requirements to keep in mind:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution
  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • No Prerequisite Coursework
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Personal statement
  • Professional resume or CV
  • $50 application fee

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Invest in Your Career

$24,372 Total Tuition | $677 Per Credit Hour | Scholarships Available

When you invest in the online MHA program, you gain a holistic perspective of the healthcare system, and acquire the skills you need to successfully lead health organizations—all while maximizing your earning potential.

Listed tuition is for estimating purposes only and is subject to change.

Financial Aid

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, student veteran, active military members, alumni, and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a 15% scholarship. Depending on your background, costs and credit hours will differ.

Tuition Details

  • College of Health Sciences and Professions

    Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions offers several graduate programs that provide students with an immersive educational experience to prepare them for careers that will improve the lives of others. The graduate programs are designed to give students a deep understanding across a variety of disciplines, and equip them with the hands-on practical skills they need to succeed. Students have access to a variety of practice settings and experienced faculty members who instill a sense of intellectual curiosity and engagement. Upon graduation, students are well-prepared to take on leadership roles in their respective fields and make a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

  • Online Learning at OHIO

    Ohio University has a long tradition of offering online programs specifically designed for the modality and created for working professionals. Our online students complete engaging, comprehensive coursework that combines the academic excellence and experience-based learning of a traditional program with all the flexibility and convenience of online study.

    With asynchronous courses and part-time scheduling (one course per seven weeks), you can earn your degree while maintaining your current work and personal commitments. Virtual office hours give you the opportunity to connect with peers and faculty. Access your coursework 24/7 and complete your assignments on a schedule that fits your life.

What You'll Learn

Throughout the online MHA experience, you'll learn how the business, ethics, and mission of quality health care intersect, as well as the skills to take on leading roles in your community's health organizations.

Hands on Skills

  • Excel in managerial roles across a range of health care settings
  • Communicate productively with IT and clinical professionals
  • Link public health and health care issues to policy processes
  • Maintain health care organizations' financial viability
  • Successfully evaluate a range of data to make leadership decisions
  • Summarize, visualize, and manage data with industry software

Learn from Experts in Health Care

Ohio University's MHA faculty are a mix of full-time instructors and seasoned health care professionals. The full-time faculty offer research-driven insights into the profession while the adjunct instructors bring their real-world and current experiences to the program curriculum.

As a student, you'll benefit from:

  • Mentorship and support throughout the program
  • More individualized instruction thanks to low student-to-instructor ratios
  • A broadened professional network thanks to direct connections to faculty

Faculty Spotlight

Cristina Popescu, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor of Instruction and MHA Program Coordinator

Dr. Popescu joined the Department of Social and Public Health at Ohio University as an Assistant Professor of Instruction in 2019. She currently teaches undergraduate Health Services Administration and graduate Master of Health Administration courses, and serves as the MHA Program Coordinator. She earned her Ph.D. in Health Services Research and MA in Communication and Public Relations from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL).

Prior to joining Ohio University, she was a researcher and quality improvement manager with the Neuromedicine Interdisciplinary Clinical and Academic Program at the University of Florida, focusing on patient-centered quality improvement initiatives throughout the University of Florida Health System. Other professional experiences include evaluation researcher for the Florida Medicaid Reform Initiative, research fellow for the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, external quality reviewer for Texas Medicaid and CHIP, course instructor and teaching assistant in the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Health Administration at the University of Florida.

Dr. Popescu’s professional interests include access to and quality of care among underserved populations, implementation and evaluation of quality improvement initiatives, community-engaged programming, and global health. Though currently living in Athens, Ohio, she considers herself a Floridian through and through.

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Answers to Common Questions

Find answers to common questions about the online program. For information not covered here, our expert admissions team is available to provide additional details and guidance.

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How fast can I complete the Online MHA degree?

You can complete the MHA degree in as little as six consecutive Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. To see the curriculum, view our Online MHA curriculum page.

Is the Online MHA degree accredited?

Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Online Master of Health Administration Program is a candidate for accreditation through the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (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.

Does the Online MHA degree offer scholarships?

Currently, Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions does not offer scholarships. Please consider the following options regarding finances:

  • Complete the FAFSA® to determine financial aid eligibility. Ohio University's FAFSA ® code is 003100
  • Apply for a Sallie Mae loan

For more information, please contact the Office for Financial Aid and Scholarships.

How many courses are in the Online MHA degree?

You'll complete a total of 12 courses to complete the Online MHA (9 core courses and 3 specialization courses or electives).You can learn more about the Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions' Online MHA degree coursework here.

Does the Online MHA degree have a residency component?

No, there is no residency required to earn your Online MHA degree.

Does the Online MHA degree require work experience?

While not required, at least 2 years of work experience in the U.S. Healthcare System is recommended.

Sources and Disclaimer

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  6. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Medical and Health Services Managers. Retrieved from

*Ohio's Master of Health Administration program is a candidate for accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Candidate status is an indication that a program in health care 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 the eventual accredited status.


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