Personalized, career-focused education on campus or online.
This competency-based curriculum emphasizes the application and integration of knowledge, skills, and abilities in the management, organization, financing, delivery, and performance of healthcare entities. Graduates are positioned to become effective managers in various types of health services organizations. The program targets mid-careerists and is intentionally student-centric to support the career goals of mid-career students. Many students choose this program to ensure they are equipped to be effective in their current management position, while other students choose the program as part of their career progression and promotion.
This program equips individuals to oversee the full range of possible services and may be completed in as little as two years. This program was designed for individuals juggling career, family and education. The tuition is affordable and the program is flexible.
This master's degree program is one of the few in the country accredited
by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care
Administrators (NAB), and the only NAB-accredited program available
online. Accreditation of this program by the Commission on the
Accreditation of Healthcare Management
Education (CAHME) will be sought over the next few years.
The Catholic Health Leadership Concentration specialization
does not have any specialty accreditations.
At a Glance
Successful completion of this online program will enable you to:
See the Course Catalog to learn more about the program outcomes.
The value of this program is built on the relevance of the course material and instructors that are currently working in the field, providing students with a solid foundation for future career growth.
This 42-credit program consists of a core curriculum of ten courses, two elective courses, and a capstone course. For the capstone, students may choose an applied research paper, project, or an applied management project.
Master of Health Administration program integrates learning and experience. It emphasizes the key areas of organizational and financial management, human resources, ethical behavior, and leadership skills so important to developing effective health care
managers for today and tomorrow. Courses are designed to build upon the foundation of experience students bring to the program. Students have flexibility in tailoring their programs by supplementing core curriculum courses with a selection of relevant elective courses that
reflect their own needs and interests. A specialized concentration is also available for managers and supervisors in Catholic health care organizations.
1. All graduate health administration courses (HA 500 and above) will be offered in 12-week terms four times per year.
2. Courses will start four times a year in February, May, August and November.
3. Courses will require weekly assignments and live interaction with the instructor and/or other students (video call).
4. Students can complete their entire degree in just two years, if they take two courses per term and enroll in every term.
This format is beneficial to students and will assure alignment of the curriculum with the best-practices in the industry. In addition to the course structure and delivery, case studies are incorporated through most of the core courses. Students will also be required to
become student members of ACHE, ACHCA, CCHCL, or other industry association. Finally, students will be required to participate in mentorship programs in these associations and we will include a request for evaluation by the mentor. Applicants are required to have a bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade
point of 2.5 or better. Submission of GMAT or GRE scores is not required.
Effective 1/1/17, the following are required for
admission into the MHA program.Applicants must have at least two-years of experience working in a healthcare setting. To apply to the program, complete the online application and submit the following documents to the Admissions Office.
This program is for Health Care Administrators and department managers working in Catholic health are organizations who wish to advance their careers, and for current health care leaders within a Catholic health system who wish to upgrade their skills. Students are required to sucessfully complete the core courses, one elective course, and a capstone course, totaling 42 credits.
The Fast Track program allows students in specific Saint Joseph’s College undergraduate health administration programs to substitute certain courses from the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program in lieu of comparable undergraduate courses. Students will then be
allowed to count these graduate courses toward their graduate degree requirements.
DBA, Northcentral University
MPA, California State University, Fresno
BS Health Administration, Saint Joseph's College
Learn more about Twila
MHA, St. Joseph's CollegeMA, Creighton UniversityBA, Marian University
Learn more about Danine
MA, University of Northern Iowa
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Pathology Support Operations Manager, Central Maine Med. Ctr., Lewiston, ME
“By combining my on the job knowledge as I
venture into my first health care management position with the knowledge that I
continue to gain with each additional class, I feel confident with the
situations that I face on a daily basis throughout my career with the knowledge
base that I have from my degree program at SJC.”
Learn more about Alexia.
Health Care Counsultant
Our program enables students to earn their degree while working. Migdalia worked full-time and part-time while earning both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in health services from Saint Joseph's.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities will be good for medical and health services managers, especially for applicants with work experience in healthcare and strong business and management skills.
A master's degree is the standard credential, although a bachelor's degree may be adequate for some entry-level positions. Employment is projected to grow faster than the average.
Staying active in industry associations helps to strengthen the curriculum in our health, long-term care, and radiologic science administration programs. These professional memberships (either at the organizational level or by the individual program director) provide
opportunities for us to understand more precisely the changes in the industry in order to better prepare our students.
Find your place at our 474-acre campus on the shore of Sebago Lake. With more than 40 academic programs to choose from, and a robust extracurricular club and athletics environment, Saint Joseph’s home on the lake is the perfect place to prepare for your future.
Offering distance education for learners of all ages since 1976, Saint Joseph’s online programs include certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees—academic levels that suit your level.
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Advance your career with our online programs—from certificates on up to master’s degrees. We have provided distance learning for 40 years, so you can count on our expertise to prepare you for your future.