University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

College of Public Health and Administration

Master of Health Administration


1 University Boulevard

San Marcos, CA 92069

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Health Administration

Format: Online

Program Description:

Impact the health care industry with an MHA degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS).  Health care organizations such as hospitals, nursing homes, and group medical practices are in need of leaders who can affect change in operations, finance, research, policy, and other important functions.  In fact, according to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, "employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much 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."* Our program focuses on developing elite leaders who can apply critical thinking skills to solve complex health care issues and be successful in this rapidly growing field.

As a student in USAHS’s MHA degree program, you will learn critical skills through team-centered activities, problem-based cases and exercises, simulation exercises, consulting projects, presentations and evidence-informed decision-making. The program focuses on industry-relevant topics such as contemporary leadership roles, strategic vision and planning, and evidence-based leadership in health care.   Other courses will cover advanced health care administration built on competencies already achieved in your current profession.

Graduates of the MHA degree program will be prepared to run a health care business, manage a health care department, lead operations within a health care organization, and much more.  If you aspire to a leadership role to make a positive impact on the health care industry, the Master of Health Administration at University of St. Augustine may be right for you.


Earn your healthcare management degree online!The MHA program can be completed entirely online, providing the opportunity for working health care practitioners or administrators to obtain advanced credentials and expertise.  The program includes an optional four-day on-campus residency which can be experienced at any of USAHS’s four campuses.

As a USAHS student, you also can take advantage of a variety of extracurricular activities such as journal clubs, group projects, dynamic discussion groups, campus wellness events, and guest lectures at any of the University’s campus locations. In addition, online courses, optional residency experiences, and learning resources can be accessed 24/7 – providing the flexibility to fit the busy schedules working professionals must manage.

The Master of Health Administration degree program at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences offers three convenient start dates throughout the year (Fall/January, Spring/May, Fall/August), so you can get started sooner and at a time that's most convenient for you.


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