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Master of Science

Healthcare Administration

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Why Stanbridge

Step up to make the biggest impact on patient care in a career-elevating, business and management degree for the healthcare industry. The MHA online program helps working healthcare professionals like you, take on new challenges for the greater good.

  • Complete your master’s degree in 13-14 months
  • Strong emphasis on AI and machine learning for next-gen healthcare
  • Guest lectures from global senior healthcare executives
  • Financial aid for those who qualify
MHA Online Program

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Overview

MHA Online Program: Step it up with a Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration

The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration online degree program prepares working professionals to level up to executive, senior-level management, and leadership roles in hospitals, corporate medical systems, outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, community-based healthcare organizations, and government agencies. Apply business administration and management skills such as strategic planning, financial management, global and community health issues, and information systems within the healthcare industry.

Admissions

MHA Online Program: Take your first step toward your future

Before you get started, read below about prerequisites and the application process itself. Applications are accepted on an open enrollment basis.

  1. Prior to applying to Stanbridge University, please contact our Admissions office at 888-789-6208 or contact us here. Our Admissions Representatives will guide you through confirming your prerequisites and application.
  2. Admission to the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration degree program at Stanbridge University begins with having a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in a healthcare or similar field from an accredited institution. Your Admissions Representative will ask you to send official transcripts from all universities or colleges and post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended to Stanbridge University (attention: Registrar). Please read the current Stanbridge University Catalog for more information.
  3. Create an account in our Stanbridge University Student Portal and start filling out your online application form.
  4. Take the Online Learning Readiness Quiz to ensure that online learning is a good fit for you.

To learn about transfer credit information, please visit catalog.stanbridge.edu.

Schedule & Courses

PROGRAM DURATION1

The approximate time to complete the program will vary according to the start and end dates of a cohort and ranges from 13 - 14 months including federal holidays and any breaks between terms. Schedules will be provided upon orientation. This program is delivered completely online and is 45 quarter credit hours.

PROGRAM COURSES2

Master of Science in Healthcare Administration Courses:

  • The Fundamentals of Healthcare Research
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
  • Principles of Leadership, Economics, and Management
  • Healthcare Policy, and Ethics, and Future Challenges
  • Financial Management in Healthcare Organizations
  • AI & Data Management in Healthcare Information Systems
  • Using AI for Safety, Quality Measurement, and Improvement in Healthcare
  • Strategic Planning Management
  • Global and Community Health Issues
  • Advanced Leadership and Change Management
  • Capstone Research

All courses in this program are delivered online. Please take the Online Readiness Quiz to determine whether you can meet the hardware, software, and competency requirements for taking online courses.

To review the entire program course list please visit catalog.stanbridge.edu.

Financial Aid

Finding the Right Fit for You

A diploma or degree can open doors to exciting career opportunities, and greatly increase your earning potential. We understand that funding your studies can be overwhelming, which is why Stanbridge University has a dedicated Financial Aid team to help you find the best financial aid package for your needs.

Federal Financial Aid Programs

Stanbridge University has the following federal financial aid programs available to those who qualify.

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Direct Loan
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Direct Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

Read more about these options in the Stanbridge University Catalog.

Cal Grants

Stanbridge University also participates in Cal Grants. Cal Grants are awarded to those who qualify by the California Student Aid Commission. Read more about these options in the Stanbridge University Catalog.

Private Education Loans

Stanbridge offers private loans through various lending institutions including Sallie Mae, College Avenue Student Loans and the Ascent Loan Program to those who qualify. FASTChoice makes learning more about private loans easy to understand, so you can determine what works best for you. Learn more at www.fastproducts.org.

How to Start Your Financial Aid Process

Get the most out of your meeting with our Financial Aid team by first creating your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) and completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you or your parents would like one-on-one support, please contact our FA Help Desk at 833-924-1628.

The FAFSA application will ask you to submit our school code:

Orange County Campus School Code: 038893
Los Angeles Branch Campus School Code: E40465

Learn more and get step by step instructions on the FSA and FASFA at stanbridge.edu/video.

Missions & Goals

Mission

The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MHA) program prepares students for administrative leadership roles in healthcare organizations and industries to improve services based on ethical leadership and sound practices. Through a diversity of leadership and planning skills, students will have an important role in the future of healthcare policy and the decisions that lead to improved healthcare access, equity, and care for local and global communities.

Program Goals

  1. Students will analyze issues and construct evidence-based solutions to problems in healthcare administration.
  2. Students will manage resources in healthcare organizations safely and with quality.
  3. Students will create strategic and innovative plans to improve outcomes in healthcare organizations.
  4. Students will appropriately apply ethical and legal standards to healthcare administration and leadership.

Student Support Services

At every step of the journey

Stanbridge University is committed to helping you achieve educational excellence through innovative, rigorous, and accessible programs with a student-centric, holistic support framework. From day one of orientation until well after graduation, our goal is to support each student, who will then go on to transform thousands of lives.

From the Very Start

Student support is woven into the very fabric of academic life from day one of your comprehensive, online orientation. At orientation, you will meet your support teams and fellow classmates who will join you as you journey towards your fullest potential.

Support When You Need It Most

No matter how you learn, we offer tutoring solutions at no additional cost to help you succeed. Tutoring options include one-on-one and group tutoring with current students, alumni, and caring, dedicated faculty for your program. Additionally, you can access virtual tutoring from anywhere, conveniently integrating learning into every day life.

A Team You Can Count On

Student Services Officers

Your individual, dedicated Student Services Officer (SSO) is assigned to you from the first day of orientation. Your SSO is ready to provide highly individualized support with academic and personal development, offering assistance and guiding you through your program.

Student Success Coordinators and Retention Specialists

You’ll be able to work alongside student success coordinators and retention specialists who are committed to helping you succeed through individual mentorship and coaching. These specialists dedicate time and energy to meeting your needs as you progress toward achieving your educational and career goals.

Academic Assistance

In the Learning Resource Center, you can hone your writing, research, and critical thinking skills with the expert assistance of our on-campus librarian and writing specialist. Meet and collaborate with fellow students, tutors, and academic success specialists in your go-to location for all things academia.

Stanbridge Student Assistance Program

We are committed to not only your success as a student, but also your personal well-being. Through the Stanbridge Student Assistance Program, you will have access to free counseling services in order to help with a wide variety of difficult situations, including stress, depression and anxiety, family conflict, alcohol and drug abuse, identity theft, daycare issues, and more.

Help at the Click of a Button

We strive to create an environment where you can pursue your passion to the fullest. To this end, we provide convenient online workshops to enhance and enrich your student experience. You can delve into both academic and personal development workshops on a schedule that works for you.

Become the Best You Can Be

OutREACH

We believe that every student has the power to change the world. You will have the opportunity to enrich your academic and personal development through rewarding community service projects. Learn, develop, and train for your future while you transform the local and global community for the greater good.

Student Organizations

Campus life at Stanbridge creates a lifelong community. By joining a student organization, you can practice, develop, and hone effective leadership skills and gain exclusive access to professional networking and leadership events that provide valuable career preparation.

Student Leadership Development

Become a new kind of leader, ready and able to meet the needs of a fast-paced, demanding industry. At the biannual two-day Stanbridge Student Leadership Summit, you will explore the values, skills and professional behaviors required as you learn alongside accomplished leaders.

Career Services

Your future starts now

From your first day of orientation until long after your educational journey, our dedicated Career Services team is here to help. You will be paired with an individual Career Services Officer (CSO) who will offer one-on-one guidance with resume preparation, portfolio development, and practice interviews. The highest quality employers are looking for someone just like you – you can find your dream career through the help of your CSO.

Career Advising

From the beginning of your program you’re paired with a Career Service Officer to help guide you with career advising and preparation. In each term of your program, you’ll work with your Career Service Officer on specific goals including resume and portfolio building, networking, and interviewing. Our goal is to help you prepare for a seamless transition to a rewarding career.

Digital Portfolio Builder

As an exclusive resource to our students and graduates, the Stanbridge University Digital Portfolio Builder helps you organize and present your academic experience from Stanbridge University and professional achievements into a modern and sleek online portfolio. As you progress, your academic achievements including GPA, completed courses, community service activities, and continuing education certifications are automatically updated in your portfolio. Along with guidance from your Career Service Officer, you can easily add and edit your achievements. The Digital Portfolio Builder also automatically creates a resume for you from the data collected during the portfolio creation process. You can email your digital portfolio in a single link to your future, potential employers for a unique and strong first impression.

Mock Interview Sessions

Our Career Services department guides students and graduates through personality mapping, salary negotiations, role-playing, and other specialized interview techniques to enable them to take control of the job interview. We make sure you’re confident to put your best foot forward.

LinkedIn Profile and Networking

LinkedIn is an essential tool for any active job-seeker. Career Services works with students and graduates to build LinkedIn networks to connect them to colleagues and potential employers.

Job Leads

Graduates receive access to continually updated job listings and career opportunities, including recruiting organizations and Southern California companies with whom we have built relationships.

Alumni Services

From a highly networked, vibrant Alumni Association to proven career services and exclusive alumni workshops, we are committed to your success as a graduate. You can network professionally, attend development workshops, and take part in fun community-building events. From the moment you cross the stage to every moment after, we’re there to help prep and propel you toward that next big thing.

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