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Become a Leader in Healthcare Administration

If you’re ready to take your career in healthcare to the next level, a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHA) from City University of Seattle will put you on the right path to reach your goals. This online master’s program offers healthcare professionals the opportunity to develop advanced skills in health administration and management, strategic planning, and operational and change management. Upon completion of this program, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to take on a leadership role within a healthcare organization

MSHA courses are delivered online for your convenience.

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

Total Required Credits (45 Credits)

For full course descriptions please visit the 2020–2021 Course Catalog. 

Healthcare Administration Core Courses (33 Credits)

HL 500 US Healthcare Delivery System (3)

HL 511 Healthcare Leadership (3)

HL 514 Healthcare Informatics and Technology (3)

HL 530 Foundations of Healthcare Administration (3)

HL 537 Healthcare Financial Management (3)

HL 543 Healthcare Law and Ethics (3)

HL 546 Healthcare Strategic Planning and Implementation (3)

HL 550 Healthcare Policy and Economics (3)

HL 560 Human Resource Management in Healthcare (3)

HL 570 Operations Analysis in Healthcare (3)

HL 580 Quality Assessment and Improvement in Healthcare (3)

Elective Courses (9 Credits)

Must be approved by the Program Director.

Must be approved by the program director.

Capstone Courses (3 Credits)

HL 660 Healthcare Administration Capstone (3)

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 MSHA 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.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At CityU, we’re 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 800.426.5596, 206.239.4540, or finaid@cityu.edu.

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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Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you’ll have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.


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Develop marketable, real-world skills in courses taught by faculty who are practitioners working in your field.


Expand your expertise and your global perspectives in on-site and online courses with students from around the world.


Network with alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies, including Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft.