Master in Health Administration

About the Program

The College of Health Professions welcomes career-oriented individuals who want to help shape the direction of health care organizations. Students are sought who bring both a business mind and a commitment to caring for the enterprise, its patients and families, and its employees. Our students gain employment in hospitals, physician practices, long term care settings, and consulting organizations. Our Master of Health Administration program is offered in two formats.

The MHA program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health care Management Education (CAHME).

Master in Health Administration: Executive Format

Executive MHA students are working health care professionals who balance their studies with their careers. Instruction is delivered primarily online, allowing students to continue working while completing two to three years of coursework. Students report to campus for a long weekend of study and collaboration once every semester. Graduates complete 54 credit hours; no internship is required.

Master in Health Administration: Residential Format

Residential MHA students require little or no health care experience, and are full-time students. Classes are conducted face-to-face and we offer many opportunities for real-world learning. Residential MHA students fulfill a 10-credit hour internship between their first and second years. Students complete 64 credit hours, including the internship and an interprofessional course. 

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"I just wanted to express how much the BHS and MHA programs have prepared me for my career in Health care. I definitely would not be where I am today, if it had not been for the outstanding education, and experiences received at MUSC. I will forever be indebted to the faculty, staff, and administration that guided me through my degree programs. The confidence that I now have all began when I stepped through the doors of the College of Health Professions on Rutledge Ave in Downtown Charleston, SC…and it has continued to grow immensely up until this day. All because I was given the opportunity to learn at one of the greatest institutions in the United States of America."

Kenneth L. Heyward, MHA
Management Analyst
VHA Chief Business Office – Business Policy