Master of Healthcare Administration

Reach your career goals with a healthcare administration degree

The goals of the Master of Science in  Healthcare Administration (MHA) program are (1) to prepare managers for leadership positions in the public, private and not-for-profit healthcare sectors and (2) to provide these leaders with the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to address real-world healthcare challenges effectively. Graduates of the University of the Potomac MHA degree program will be competent in the areas of Management of Health Care Systems; Healthcare Policy, Law and Ethics; Financial Management; Public Health; and Global Health Systems.

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Healthcare Administration Degree Overview

The Master of Healthcare Administration degree supports the mission of University of the Potomac to provide educational opportunities leading to career enhancement for a multicultural adult student population. Students can earn their MHA online or at our Washington, D.C. and Virginia campuses. The University supports students in establishing an academic pathway that best satisfies their needs and relates these needs to their course of study as well as their professional healthcare goals.

The University’s emphasis on theory combined with the practical application of that theory creates a perfect environment to prepare students to progress in the world of work. Students also have the option to pursue an MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration. While many similar topics are covered in both degrees, the MHA degree will provide more healthcare focus and is probably a better fit for students focused on a healthcare administration career path.

Rebeca Artola

Rebeca Artola

Medical Assistant

“The classes are very dynamic and you have the opportunity to be able to work while you study since they also offer online classes. ”

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Healthcare Administration Courses & Curriculum

Students complete nine core and three elective courses. All courses are three credits.

Lower Division Requirements (60 credits)

Healthcare Courses

27 credits

Electives

9 credits

Students select three elective courses; not all elective courses are offered each academic year.

Healthcare Administration Requirements & Outcomes

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Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration will be able to:

Degree Requirements

General Admission Requirements

Graduate Admissions Requirements

In addition to the general requirements listed to the left, applicants for a graduate program must provide the following:

The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not required for admission to the MBA, but is strongly preferred for students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in a business related discipline or lack the pre-requisite courses in business, finance and economics. Similarly, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission to the MSIT or MHCA, but is recommended.

Hear What Our Graduates Are Saying

The classes are very dynamic and you have the opportunity to be able to work while you study since they also offer online classes. I enjoyed academic challenges and the diversity of people at the University.
Rebeca Artola
Rebeca ArtolaMedical Assistant
Potomac is more than an education. The university provides better career prospects, valuable employability skills, personal development and a world of opportunity.
Aditya Singh
Aditya SinghPrincipal Business Data Analyst
Potomac professors are so friendly and the guidance they provide in courses work is amazing. They explain concepts with relevant examples.
Gowtham Veera Shanker Kalava
Gowtham Veera Shanker KalavaDesign Quality Engineer (Project lead)
The university is located in Washington D.C where you have easy access to public transport and all the Government offices are near by so you can spend time post college in the DC area.
Sridhar Srinivasaan
Sridhar SrinivasaanBusiness Development Operations Manager
I really enjoyed the course work and being able to complete it when it was convenient for me. The course schedule allowed me to make progress quickly.
Andrew DiRusso
Andrew DiRussoTour Guide
UOTP has one of the best professors, who are always there to guide you throughout the education process
Sabrina Gulmatova
Sabrina GulmatovaExecutive Administrative Assistant
Potomac College allowed me to return on more than one occasion to complete my degree. The admissions and financial staff worked together to help me reach my goals.
Crystal Watson
Crystal WatsonU.S. Corporate Office Manager
I liked the sense of a small community and the friendly staff support. I also liked the fact that students come from different parts of the world and the culture exchange.
Jakeline Barcelos
Jakeline BarcelosProject Coordinator
I was able to receive an exceptional experience by learning in a Hybrid environment, where lectures and exams were held with the same level of intensity and tension as I would be in the classroom.
Tatevik Sayadyan
Tatevik SayadyanAccounting Assistant

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Master in Healthcare Administration Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Master’s in Healthcare Administration (MHA) Degree?

A Master’s in Healthcare Administration is one of the programs that UOTP offers. This program will give you the knowledge and skills to ensure that all aspects of healthcare, including services, facilities, budget, staff, and programming, run efficiently and that patients receive the best possible care.

How long is a Master’s in Healthcare Administration Degree?

Depending on whether you will choose to study full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, earning an MHA will typically take you two years to complete. However, you can choose an accelerated program to complete your degree in less time.

How much does it cost to get a Master’s in Healthcare Administration Degree?

UOTP aims to provide qualitative education at an affordable price. So we can assure you that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your degree. You can have a clearer idea of how much you will be spending on your MHA degree by calculating your school cost. Not to forget that UOTP offers financial aid, scholarships, and other financial resources to keep your education affordable.

What can you do with a Master’s in Healthcare Administration Degree?

If you are to complete an MHA at UOTP, you will be qualified to work in one of the most important industries in the nation. You will have the chance to serve as an executive-level manager, consultant, and public policymaker for hospitals, nursing homes, physician’s offices, pharmaceutical, and device manufacturers, and government agencies.

Can I get a Master’s in Healthcare Administration Degree online?

Yes, you can. The University of the Potomac gives you the opportunity to choose whether you want to enroll in an on-campus or online MHA program. It is entirely up to you to choose how you want to get your degree.

How can I enroll in a Master’s in Healthcare Administration program at UOTP?

It all starts with you deciding to get an MHA. After you make sure that you meet the UOTP admission requirements, you check the application deadline and start with the application procedures. Not to forget that you can always contact an admission officer to help you with the whole process.

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