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Master of Health Services Administration

  • Online
  • Full-Time
  • 8 Semesters (16 Terms)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics there is an expected growth rate of 17 percent from 2012‐2024 for medical and health services managers in the field of health services administration. Through The Chicago School’s online Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) degree, graduates of this online health care administration program will be prepared for health […]

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics there is an expected growth rate of 17 percent from 2012‐2024 for medical and health services managers in the field of health services administration. Through The Chicago School’s online Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) degree, graduates of this online health care administration program will be prepared for health care management jobs in various health service institutions, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Group physician practices
  • Nursing homes
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Mental health organizations
  • Specialty care facilities

Guided by practicing faculty with years of experience in the field, MHSA degree students will experience an online health care administration degree program that incorporates evidence‐based practice, research, business, and practical courses.

This online health care management degree program is built to the standard of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and based on The Leadership Competency Model established by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (2012).

A fully online, “Executive Style” MHSA degree program, the Master of Health Services Administration degree program is one of four currently available in both the United States or Canada.

Master of Health Services Administration Online Curriculum

The Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) degree program at The Chicago School is a 45 credit hour MHSA program that consists of:

  • 36 core course credits
  • 3 credit capstone project
  • 6 elective credits

To view an extensive list of Health Services Administration courses, please visit our Catalog.

Masters in Health Services Administration Online: Student Experience

Through the convenience of The Chicago School’s online health care degrees, your life remains intact as you earn your master’s in health care administration online. Our online Global Student Dashboard is where you will find all of the components to successfully complete your online health care administration degree. There, you’ll find your coursework and assignments, interact with fellow students, and are asked questions from your instructor.

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Health Services Administration

This course provides a foundation in Health Services Administration. Participants will learn key principles, practices, and personalities of health care administration. The content is broadly applicable to healthcare enterprises of every kind: public health organizations, physician practices and clinics, hospitals and health systems, agencies and service organizations, for-profit firms, not-for-profit enterprises, etc.

Evidence – Based Practice

This course will provide a foundational overview of evidence-based practice (EBP) in healthcare with emphasis on the elements of evidence based practice. Focus is placed on identifying clinical questions, searching and appraising the evidence for potential solutions/innovations, planning and implementing practice changes, evaluating the outcomes and identifying additional gaps in the research. Processes for leading managing practice changes are explored from various professional perspectives.

Strategic Management & Marketing

This course will help students understand the principles and applications of strategy and marketing in the health services business environment. Focus will be on various targeted markets’ needs and desires using effective pricing, communications and distribution. Additionally, this course will provide exposure to social marketing used along with strategic and marketing principles to make sounds and knowledgeable decisions.

 

 

MHSA degree students must complete 2 practicum capstone courses to graduate with a health care administration degree. These courses are the final two in the MHSA degree program and Health Services Administration department chair approval is needed to enroll. Students who are approved for the practicum capstone courses must successfully complete a minimum of 100 contact hours of the practicum over two individual terms as part of his/her MHSA degree requirements.

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203 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1900

Chicago, IL 60601

Application to the MHSA degree program is open to any person who has earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally

accredited institution and who meets other entrance requirements.

  • Generally, an undergraduate GPA of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is expected for admission.
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts from all schools where a degree was earned.
  • Application fee: $50
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Two‐page personal statement/essay addressing the following topic. The submission should be between 500 and 750 words
    • Discuss one of the following competencies required to be a successful health services administrator. Include examples of personal experiences as well as supportive evidence.
      • Communication and Relationship
      • Business Skills and Knowledge
      • Leadership
      • Professionalism
      • Understanding the health care Environment
    • Health Services background recommended but not required
    • Personal Interview

The Chicago School is dedicated to keeping our professional MHSA degree programs accessible to anyone regardless of financial status. In addition to the scholarships that may be available, our Financial Aid department will help provide you with information to determine what financial arrangements are right for you.

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