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.

2 Years Completion Time
40 Units
$615 per unit
Fully Online

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Program Highlights

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  • 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 leaders in the health services community, alumni, and faculty, our advisory board is committed to adding value to the MHA program and to the professional development of our students.
  • 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
Spring 2021* January 11
Fall 2021** August 2021

*Spring deadline for applications will be Monday, December 28th.
**Fall deadline for applications will be Friday, July 23rd.

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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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Become a Mentor

Our goal is to work alongside MHA students to guide and support them toward their future careers. The mentorship program is designed to create opportunities for MHA students to receive guidance by professional leaders with extensive experience in healthcare administration. Our mentors represent many industries and functions in healthcare administration, including hospitals, health systems, long-term care, information technology, nonprofit organizations, community health, mental health, insurance, marketing, finance, human resources, and public policy. We are privileged to partner with healthcare industry leaders who have a passion to give back to CUI students seeking a degree in healthcare to help them become successful in their future careers.

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