For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

  • Quarter To Semester Converter

    Enter a number into either box to convert.



  • 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

    Program Features

    • 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

    Application Deadlines

    Spring 2017 - Applications completed before January 6, 2017 will be guaranteed consideration for admission. Applications completed after that date will be considered as space allows, until February 24, 2017. 

    Fall 2017 - Applications completed before June 23, 2017 will be guaranteed consideration for admission. Afterward, your application will be considered as space allows, until August 19, 2017 when no more applications will be considered until the following summer.

    For questions, please contact:

    Melissa Aliulis
    Academic Advisor

    Jesse Ballenger, PhD
    Program Director

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    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.

    Required Courses 
    HSAD 500Historical Influences on the US Healthcare System4.0
    PBHL 701Introduction to Descriptive Epidemiology and Biostatistics3.0
    HSAD 505Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Management and Policy4.0
    HSAD 540Resources, Recruitment and Retention in Healthcare4.0
    RSCH 519Introduction to Biostatistics3.0
    HSAD 515Practice issues in Healthcare Management4.0
    HSAD 522Applied Management Project *4.0
    HSAD 530Politics and Policy of Healthcare Resources4.0
    HSAD 525National Health Expenditures4.0
    HSAD 550Planning in the Era of the Affordable Care Act4.0
    PBHL 603Advanced Healthcare Financial Management3.0
    Electives (4 credits from the following)4.0
    HSAD 560
    Advanced Healthcare Marketing 
    HSAD 561
    Risk Management 
    HSAD 562
    Group Dynamics in Health Care Management 
    HSAD 565
    Global Health and Management Issues 
    Total Credits45.0


    HSAD 522 is taken during the first week of Summer term.

    View Course Descriptions

    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.3 or above
    • At least three years of previous health care management experience showing a pattern of increased responsibility

    Required Documents

    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 
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    An admissions interview may be required.


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $830 per credit.

    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • 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.

    Additional Equipment/Lab Fees


    Academic Calendar

    2017-2018 Academic Year

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2017     

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018 

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018 

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018 

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

    Apply today for the Master of Health Administration

    Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online!


    Any problems? Find help or contact us.