Nationally Ranked Among Best Online Healthcare Administration Degrees
This program prepares graduates to manage the many complex health-related organizations including hospitals, health care systems, insurance companies, long-term care facilities, etc... It is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary program to advance your knowledge of healthcare system delivery in order to address current health needs, provide leadership in a rapidly evolving health care industry, and anticipate future health challenges in an expanding global economy.
Perfect for individuals who...
- Have hectic schedules
- Want to work on the logistical side of healthcare providers
- Understand the complexity of health care delivery in the U.S.
- Engage in financial and strategic planning for health care organizations
- Become leaders in hospitals and other medical facilities
- Explore the legal and ethical foundations for health care
- Health administration
- Hospital administration
- State agency employee
- Health care consulting
The MHA Online can be completed in two years of full-time and three years of part-time study while minimally disrupting personal and professional life. The program prepares graduates to manage the many complex health-related organizations including hospitals, health care systems, insurance companies, long-term care facilities, managed care organizations, rehabilitation agencies, public health clinics, state agencies, among others. The curriculum also includes an internship and a capstone project that integrates all course learning and experiences.
See all Health Policy and Management graduate student resources.
Learn more about the Online MHA on the Office of Extended Studies website.
Ranked 13th by OMD for Best Online Master’s Programs in Health Administration for 2023
University of Maryland-College Park has been recognized as one of the best schools for online learning at the master’s level by OnlineMastersDegrees.org (OMD). UMD’s healthcare administration programs earned top honors for overall quality, affordability and
commitment to student success.
Ranked 35th by EduMED for Best Online Healthcare Administration Degrees in 2023
EduMED has named the University of Maryland, College Park as one of the best colleges among the nation's top online degree programs in Healthcare Administration. The Master in Healthcare Administration is ranked 35 on the list of Best Online Healthcare Administration Degrees for 2023.
46 Credit Degree
Module 1: Integrated Core - 1 course
Module 2: Health Administration Cognate - 12 courses
Module 3: Internship and Capstone - 2 courses
See a list of all course on the Office of Extended Studies website
|Module 1: Core Course||Fall - year 1||SPHL600||Foundations of Public Health||3|
|Module 2: Health Administration||Fall||HLSA742||Quantitative Methods in Healthcare Administration||3|
|Module 2: Health Administration||Fall||HLSA750||Healthcare Management Information Systems||3|
|Module 2: Health Administration||Spring||HLSA711||Health Economics and Analysis||3|
|Module 2: Health Administration||Summer||HLSA730||Healthcare Human Resources||3|
|Module 2: Health Administration||Fall||HLSA601||Introduction to Health Systems (Required)||3|
|Module 2: Health Administration||Spring||HLSA710||Foundations of Healthcare Management||3|
|Module 2: Health Administration||Spring||HLSA720||Health Law and Ethics||3|
|Module 2: Health Administration||Spring||HLSA740||Healthcare Strategic Planning and Evaluation||3|
|Module 2: Health Administration||Spring||HLSA760||Financial Management||3|
|Module 2: Health Administration||Fall||HLSA770||Continuous Quality Improvement||3|
|Module 2: Health Administration||Fall||HLSA772||Healthcare Leadership and Communication||3|
|Module 2: Health Administration||Summer||HLSA775||Public Health Research Methods||3|
|Module 3: Internship and Capstone||Fall, Spring, Summer||HLSA778||Internship||4|
|Module 3: Internship and Capstone||Fall, Spring, Summer||HLSA786||Capstone||3|
- Apply systems thinking and organizational theory to address public health and health care management issues.
- Evaluate the main components of the organization and delivery of healthcare in the US and other nations and impact on population health.
- Apply the principles of strategic planning, development, marketing, budgeting, management and evaluation in organizational and community initiatives.
- Apply analytical methods for the analysis of health management problems and potential solutions.
- Demonstrate leadership and management skills for building partnership through collaborative efforts and communication of health policy and management issues.
This dual degree program with the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore allows students to complete both a medical degree and master of health administration in five years through the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management.