Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Next Start
October 2024
Total Credits
Price per Credit

Advance Your Career in Healthcare Leadership

Develop advanced skills in healthcare administration and management with City University of Seattle’s flexible online program.

Program Overview

Why Choose Our Online MHA Program?

Graduates of the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program will be trained to develop healthcare business skills that can be applied to administrative and clinical situations as they help grow healthcare organizations.

Throughout the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, you’ll learn to:

  • Design and conduct significant and unique projects that contribute to the knowledge of the healthcare administration field.
  • Analyze healthcare-related information and assess the current state of an organization.
  • Evaluate a healthcare organization and its ability to appropriately serve all of its stakeholders.
  • Utilize a project-oriented approach to lead healthcare organizations through innovative and visionary leadership.
  • Develop the ethical healthcare leaders of the future who recognize the social and economic value of responsible business strategies.
  • Conduct data-driven business analysis and interventions, founded in accepted research methodologies, to improve operational performance.
  • Develop effective business strategies that guide healthcare organizations to change and adapt to future challenges.

MSHA courses are delivered 100% online for your convenience.


Course Requirements

Total Required Credits (39 Credits)

Healthcare Administration Core Courses (33 Credits)

  • HL 500 U.S. Healthcare Delivery System (3)
  • HL 514 Healthcare Informatics and Technology (3)
  • HL 530 Foundations of Healthcare Administration (3)
  • HL 543 Healthcare Law and Ethics (3)
  • HL 546 Healthcare Strategic Planning and Implementation (3)
  • HL 550 Healthcare Policy and Economics (3)
  • HL 570 Operations Analysis in Healthcare (3)
  • HL 580 Quality Assessment and Improvement in Healthcare (3)
  • MBA 514 Leadership, Influence, and Currency of Trust (3)
  • MBA 548 Financial Reporting and Control (3)
  • HR 555 Workplace Management and Human Resources (3)

Capstone Courses (6 Credits)

  • HL 661 Healthcare Administration Capstone-Practicum (6)

For full course descriptions for the online MHA program, please refer to the current catalog.

Career Opportunities

A Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from CityU will prepare you for your next role and give you a competitive edge in the workforce.

The healthcare field is always in need of skilled leaders to ensure organizations run efficiently. The online MHA program will prepare you for a variety of management and leadership roles, including:

  • Hospital administrator
  • Healthcare consultant
  • Medical records manager
  • Health services manager
  • Clinic manager
  • Mental health program manager
  • Nursing director

Learn more about the projected growth in the healthcare administration field on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

Networking Opportunities

At CityU, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network by connecting with faculty working in your field, students from around the globe, and alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies. Plus, you’ll be part of a supportive community that’s dedicated to helping you reach your career goals.

Tuition Cost

Learn more about tuition and fees for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

2024-25 Cost of Attendance (per quarter)

Living with Parent Not Living with Parent High-Cost Regions
Tuition & Fees See Tuition Chart See Tuition Chart See Tuition Chart
Books & Supplies $180 $180 $180
Housing $1,200 $3,994 $4,393
Food $1,776 $1,776 $1,954
Transportation $892 $966 $1,063
Misc./Personal $616 $616 $616
Total $4,664 $7,532 $8,206

Student budget values are established using student surveys, CPI index, and actual institutional expenses.
Books & Supplies component will be prorated based on enrollment intensity

Financial Aid Opportunities

At CityU, we are committed to helping students achieve their academic goals no matter their economic situations. Our financial aid counselors are here to find the resources you need to pay for your education, including grants, loans, work study, and scholarships. Learn more about financial aid opportunities at CityU, or contact our Financial Aid Team at 800.426.5596206.239.4540, or

Military Tuition Benefits

As a Yellow Ribbon school, CityU is proud to serve those who have served in the military. We offer military tuition discounts for active-duty servicemembers and their spouses and accept military benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Tuition Assistance. Learn more about military tuition benefits, VA benefits, and military partnership programs designed to help you reach your military and career goals.


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