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2018-19 ATSU University Catalog 
2018-19 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Administration, MHA

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Master of Health Administration Program

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 Statement

The ATSU College of Graduate Health Services’ Health Administration program is learner-centered and prepares current and future healthcare leaders seeking to advance their scholarship and professional practice in health administration. Our graduates are prepared to become well regarded leaders who are recognized contributors to improving overall population health and furthering the osteopathic traditions of whole person healthcare.

Program Vision

The ATSU Health Administration program will be globally recognized for its learner-centered program where students, faculty, and administration work together to make a measurable difference in worldwide healthcare outcomes.

Program Values

Leadership – We value modeling and mentoring strong leadership skills that inspire individual and organizational excellence. Integrity – We value strong ethical principles and fairness in our individual actions and our organizational 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 thinking, teaching, learning, scholarship, and research that inspire our students and faculty to promote positive change in the healthcare environment.

Lifelong learning – We value the pursuit of impactful knowledge that enhances the personal and professional development of all stakeholders, improves professional practice, builds learning communities, and promotes continual educational enrichment.

Length of Program

The Master of Health Administration program consists of 36 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.

Tuition Student Technology Fee
$677 per credit hour $32.00 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.

Year 1

Year 2

Other Courses


MHA students wishing to apply to the Doctorate of Health Administration Degree may elect to take two DHA courses as electives. Please visit with an Academic Advisor for more information at 660-626-2658 or Any or all of the following courses may be selected:

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