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2023-24 ATSU University Catalog 
2023-24 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Administration (Online), MHA

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Master of Health Administration

CGHS’s master’s degree program in health administration prepares students for leadership in the field. Graduates earn their health administration degree online and enter a fast-growing segment of the U.S. labor market. The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole will see an increase in the demand for medical services, making the Master of Health Administration significant for those interested in career advancement.

This program integrates web-based instruction, directed readings, email, and chat room interactions between students and faculty. The College uses mission-driven, context-based curriculum design, and assesses student learning through authentic embedded assessments.

Program Mission, Vision, and Values


Our mission is to engage with diverse online students to prepare them for leadership roles in health care administration. Our curriculum is designed for early to mid-career health care professionals who aspire to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become leaders in the ever-changing health care industry. Emphasis is placed on competency-based education, the osteopathic tradition of whole person health care, and the ATSU focus on serving underserved populations. This is accomplished with practice-integrated learning assessments that promote active learning and discourse.

Graduates are prepared for early-to-mid-careerist positions in a variety of health care organizations including hospitals, outpatient centers, physician offices, and other health care-related organizations. They serve in a number of leadership roles including policy, clinical, and operations.

Our scholar-practitioner faculty are educated and experienced in their fields of expertise, and through service, scholarship, and professional development stay attuned to emerging trends in health care, education, and online teaching. They actively engage with students through web conferencing, telephone, and other technologies.


The ATSU Health Administration program will be recognized as the leading innovator in learner-centered online health administration education, with students, alumni, faculty, and administration working together to prepare students to lead health care organizations and contribute to the overall well-being of the population.


  • Leadership: We value modeling and mentoring strong leadership skills and inspire individual and program accountability and excellence.
  • Integrity: We value strong ethical principles and fairness in our individual actions and our program decision making.
  • Diversity: We value the ideas and beliefs of all of our stakeholders, and work to foster an inclusive environment that respects the dignity of all.
  • Innovation: We value creative approaches to teaching, learning, and application.
  • Lifelong Learning: We value the continual pursuit of knowledge that enhances the personal and professional development of all stakeholders.

Length of Program

The Master of Health Administration program consists of 42 credit hours.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is due the first day of class. The tuition due each semester is based on the credit hours being taken by the student during that specific semester. Delinquent tuition penalties accrue at 1.5% per month, which is 18% per year. For more information on Student Account Collection, please reference ATSU Policy #50-112 within the Financial Policies  section of this catalog.

Cost of attendance (COA), or budget is an estimated amount of all expenses for a period of enrollment. A budget, including all COA elements has been calculated for each program approved to certify for Title IV funding. An expense worksheet is also provided so students can calculate how the estimated cost of attendance will align with their actual costs and help to budget accordingly.

Tuition Student Technology Fee
$704 per credit hour $38 per credit hour


Descriptions and Credit Values

A typical course schedule consists of the following. Additional course options may be available and listed below under Other Courses.

Traditional Track

Specialty Track - Digital Health

Specialty Track - Quality and Patient Safety

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