OHIO's MHA ranked one of best and most affordable

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OHIO's MHA program ranked one of the best and most affordable


Ohio University’s online Master of Health Administration (MHA) program has been named one of the best and most affordable in the country, according to College Choice.

The Master of Health Administration, offered in the Department of Social and Public Health within OHIO’s College of Health Sciences and Professions, prepares health professionals to be healthcare leaders in a variety of settings and facilities such as clinics, nursing homes, outpatient care centers, rehabilitation centers and mental health organizations. College Choice is a free online resource that helps students by providing information on universities and colleges throughout the country.

Of the 35 top online Master’s in Health Services degrees, Ohio University’s MHA was ranked No. 20. In the category of Most Affordable, the MHA placed at No. 21.

“These rankings are well-deserved for our online Master of Health Administration; the first graduate program at OHIO to go entirely online 10 years ago,” said Tania Basta, chair of the Department of Social and Public Health. “The online platform has made this degree readily accessible for working health professionals and these rankings confirm our commitment to quality and value in the competitive online market. We are proud that this online degree continues to attract and prepare health administrators to meet the rapidly changing needs of healthcare.”

In determining its best MHA programs, College Choice considered academic quality, affordability, return on investment, retention rates and graduation rates.

“At Ohio University, you’ll jump into a fast-paced, customizable online Master of Healthcare Administration program. Each class in the 36-hour program lasts seven weeks. Most students take one class at a time and are still able to graduate in as little as two years,” College Choice notes. “Ohio University makes it easy for you to stay connected even after you have finished the program. The online MHA blog is a networking tool to keep you looped in to all the new industry trends, continuing education opportunities, current legislation and more.”

In terms of affordability, College Choice looked for “the most bang for your buck.” The organization said OHIO’s MHA has a “future-focused” curriculum and that the University is “committed to preparing its graduates for future trends and issues related to health services.”

Since OHIO’s MHA began, more than 1,400 students have graduated from the program — 194 of them in the calendar year of 2017.

For more information on OHIO’s Master of Health Administration program, click here.