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Why you should pursue your MHSA degree online

Thinking about getting your Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA)? Good thinking.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20 percent between 2016 and 2026.

The Health Services Administration industry tends to attract current healthcare professionals who wish to further their career. Whether you’re working in healthcare now or you’re looking for a career change, pursuing an MHSA degree online is a great option.


But first, what is Health Services Administration?

Health Services Administration combines healthcare policy, law, business, and leadership. People with these degrees can go on to plan, coordinate, and manage healthcare departments, facilities, or medical practices.

While specific jobs may vary, the field focuses on how to build and manage compassionate, effective, and cost-efficient healthcare services for individuals and communities.

If you obtain an MHSA degree, you can go on to work in professions like hospital management, health information management, or nursing home administration.


What does an online MHSA degree entail?

Online MHSA degrees allow you to study and work on your terms. It’s a flexible, accessible, and convenient way to expand your knowledge and take your career to the next level.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers an online Master of Health Services Administration degree. It’s a full-time, 8-semester program. The MHSA program ensures that all students learn the skills they need for a successful Health Services Administration career.

Core courses include topics like Healthcare Law and Ethics, Economics and Policy, Personnel and Human Resource Management, and Leadership and Communication in Health Services. MHSA students can also take elective courses like International Health Systems and Long-Term Care Facility Administration. This well-rounded curriculum prepares students for the interdisciplinary field that is Health Services Administration.

The MHSA degree requires 45 credit hours, with 36 core credits, six electives, and a 3-credit capstone project. There is also a requirement for students to complete two practicum capstone courses with a minimum of 100 hours per practicum. These practicums provide students with hands-on, real-world experience.

The Chicago School’s online MHSA program aligns with the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAMHE), though it is not currently accredited by the CAMHE.

Are you interested in learning more about The Chicago School of Professional Psychology? Fill out the form below to request more information, visit our programs page, or you can apply today through our application portal.

Kayla Hammersmith


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