Master of Health Administration (MHA)
The online Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree is designed for experienced health care professionals seeking to explore the three areas of health leadership – transformation, execution, and people. Students of this program will benefit from a curriculum shaped by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership Competency Model, which is considered the leading model in graduate curricula in health administration.
Led by experienced faculty members, Drexel’s online Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree addresses epidemiology and biostatistics, health care ethics and law, managed care, the Affordable Care Act, organizational management, and health policy. Students will apply a community focus, financial skills, analytical thinking, and strategic orientation in their courses and assignments.
Coursework addresses the following competencies:
- Fiscal accountability
- Human resources and team management
- Implementing and managing change
- Professional accountability and advocacy
- Relationship building and collaborative problem solving
- Tranformational leadership
- Curriculum based on National Center for Healthcare Leadership competency model
- Members of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration
- Applied Management Project allows students to collaborate in a real-life business scenario
- Five-day on-campus residency
- Problem-based learning in collaborative online environment
- Interaction with local health care leaders in synchronous discussions
Spring 2018 - Applications completed before January 5, 2018 will be guaranteed consideration for admission. Applications completed after that date will be considered as space allows, until March 5, 2018.
Fall 2018 - Applications completed before June 22, 2018 will be guaranteed consideration for admission. Afterward, your application will be considered as space allows, until August 18, 2018 when no more applications will be considered until the following summer.
For questions, please contact:
Jesse Ballenger, PhD
This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.
|EPI 570||Introduction to Epidemiology||3.0|
|HMP 512||The Business of Healthcare: Advanced Healthcare Financial Management||3.0|
|or IPS 564||The Business of Healthcare|
|HSAD 500||Historical Influences on the US Healthcare System||4.0|
|HSAD 505||Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Management and Policy||4.0|
|HSAD 515||Practice issues in Healthcare Management||4.0|
|HSAD 522||Applied Management Project *||4.0|
|HSAD 525||National Health Expenditures||4.0|
|HSAD 530||Politics and Policy of Healthcare Resources||4.0|
|HSAD 540||Resources, Recruitment, and Retention in Healthcare||4.0|
|HSAD 550||Planning in the Era of the Affordable Care Act||4.0|
|RSCH 519||Introduction to Biostatistics||3.0|
|Electives (Choose 4 credits from the following)||4.0|
|Advanced Healthcare Marketing|
|Group Dynamics & Leadership in Health Care Management|
|Global Health and Management Issues|
|Comparative Health Systems|
*HSAD 522 is taken during the first week of Summer term.
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
- GPA of 3.0 or above is preferred
- Those with a GPA lower than 3.0 are encouraged to apply, but should in their personal statement highlight relevant work experience, professional certifications, and/or continuing education that demonstrate academic excellence
- At least three years of previous health care management experience showing a pattern of increased responsibility
With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.
- A completed application
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
- Two letters of recommendation from relevant professional references, with at least one from a supervisor.
- Essay of approximately 500-750 words describing your relevant professional and life experiences, outlining your career goals, and explaining your motivation for pursuing a career in health care management and obtaining a Master of Health Administration degree
- Additional requirements for International Students
An admissions interview may be required.
The tuition rate for the academic year 2018-2019 is $855 per credit.
- This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
- Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
- These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
- Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
- All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
- Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
- When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.
2018-2019 Academic Year
September 24, 2018
December 8, 2018
December 10, 2018
December 15, 2018
January 7, 2019
March 16, 2019
March 18, 2019
March 23, 2019
April 1, 2019
June 8, 2019
June 10, 2019
June 14, 2019
June 24, 2019
August 31, 2019
September 3, 2019
September 7, 2019
Previous Academic Calendar
2017-2018 Academic Year
September 25, 2017
December 9, 2017
December 11, 2017
December 16, 2017
January 8, 2018
March 17, 2018
March 19, 2018
March 24, 2018
April 2, 2018
June 9, 2018
June 11, 2018
June 15, 2018
June 25, 2018
September 1, 2018
September 4, 2018
September 8, 2018