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Master of Healthcare Administration

Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 20% from 2016 to 2026 (United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics). Due to recent changes in the healthcare landscape, the need for qualified healthcare administrators has never been higher.

According to Forbes, a Master's in Healthcare Administration offers the best long-term opportunity. Concordia University Irvine's unique approach places special emphasis on leadership, practical application, and professional development. We empower students with fundamental and innovative learning opportunities that equip early careerists with the essential knowledge and skills necessary to embrace and shape the dynamic healthcare environment.

The MHA program prepares students for leadership positions in a variety of healthcare settings, including: hospitals, corporate medical systems, outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, private practice offices, nonprofit, and community-based healthcare organizations. Our graduates are employed in a variety of sectors within the health services industry. Examples include: operations, human resources, insurance, medical devices and supplies, marketing, finance, data analytics, and information technology.

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Program Highlights

  • CAHME-Accredited: Concordia's MHA program has earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), which is considered the gold standard for graduate education in healthcare management. The only online MHA program on the west coast with this distinction, you can be sure that your education from Concordia is industry-aligned and highly sought after by employers.
  • Curriculum: Emphasizes the foundational knowledge and competencies needed across a wide array of healthcare management roles in the areas of: leadership, professionalism, communication and relationship management, healthcare environment knowledge, and business skills and knowledge.
  • Faculty: Our dedicated professors have backgrounds in a variety of sectors of healthcare administration; many are still employed as practitioners or consultants in the healthcare industry. Faculty actively engage with students, and ensure course work is relevant, innovative, and practical.
  • Advisory Board: Consisting of Healthcare Directors, Executives, and Administrators, alumni, and faculty who are committed to adding value to the MHA program through their time and resources.
  • Capstone Course: As a culmination of their studies, healthcare administration degree students complete a capstone project with a healthcare organization designed to integrate prior coursework and experience.

Upcoming Start Dates

Start Term Start Date
Fall 2024 August 26, 2024
Spring 2025 March 2025 (date: TBD)

Deadline for Fall 2024 Applications - August 15, 2024

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Capstone Project Options

The capstone course is taken during your final semester of the MHA program. As part of the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program, our students are required to complete a capstone project wherein students work with a facility to complete a project that will help them to demonstrate mastery of the program learning outcomes.

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For more information or any questions, we invite you to contact us directly at [email protected].

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