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Online MHA Specializations
An MHA Degree Personalized for You

Online MHA Specializations

courses or 9 credits each
a graduate certificate with your degree

Make Yourself More Marketable with Areas of Expertise

Ohio University's online Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree is designed for professionals who want to advance into leadership roles and promote better health outcomes in their organizations and their communities. You may choose to complete one of our multiple specializations in areas like Business Analytics, Leadership, Quality Improvement, and Project Management. Each is designed to enhance your learning experience, as you build the soft skills, policy knowledge, and business prowess to lead healthcare organizations into the future.

  • Specializations allow for personalized education
  • 100% online format perfectly fits working professionals' lives
  • Immersive courses help students actively practice and perfect leadership skills

Traditional MHA

The traditional online MHA helps you develop broad mastery of the concepts and skills needed to lead across healthcare settings, thanks to a wide breadth of courses including epidemiology, evaluation and quality improvement of healthcare and more. Along with required courses, you will choose an elective in a subject area that matches your interests.

MHA with a Specialization in Business Analytics

Master the capabilities required to make leadership decisions backed by an understanding of data and advanced analytical techniques. With the Business Analytics specialization, you will focus your studies on topics including learning how to summarize, visualize, and manage data within software environments, applying quantitative models in various business settings and using more recently developed methodologies including data mining, optimization and database management.

MHA with a Specialization in Leadership

Hone the soft skills needed to lead any healthcare organization. You will learn to effectively lead people while building a strong team culture and improving organizations' patient-centered care practices. Topics in this specialization include examining the leader’s role in developing and executing quality, safety and service; leaders' responsibilities in applying the financial processes unique to healthcare delivery systems; and the skills required to build and manage successful teams.

MHA with a Specialization in Project Management

This specialization focuses on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), as identified by the Project Management Institute (PMI). You will gain the graduate-level skills that complement almost any career including agile project management, strategic practices, the causes of project failures and more.

MHA with a Specialization in Quality Improvement

Deliver quality care across healthcare settings by incorporating knowledge of the history of quality improvement in U.S. healthcare, and comparisons of these quality improvements versus other countries. Explore topics including health policies impacting quality and improvement, lean six sigma methodologies and key problem-solving tools leaders can use to affect improvements and more.

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