Health Administration

  • Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.)

The Master in Health Administration (M.H.A.) prepares graduates for managerial and leadership roles in the challenging and complex field of healthcare administration. The curriculum develops advanced executive abilities through a combination of core competencies and specialized areas of concentration.

Program Offerings at Grand Valley

The program centers on interdisciplinary learning experiences that integrate classroom study, applied research, professional development, and field experience. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to act ethically and effectively in complex organizations and to transcend traditional boundaries in pursuit of prosperous, safe, and healthy communities.


Students will study a variety of topics, including:

  • Health economics
  • Healthcare financial management
  • Healthcare law and ethics
  • Research methods
  • The U.S. healthcare system
  • U.S. health policy and politics

Career Options

Graduates find employment in a variety of professions, including management and/or planning positions in:

  • Community benefit administration
  • Health information systems management
  • Health system administration
  • Human resources
  • Insurance
  • Finance
  • Marketing

Why Study Health Administration at Grand Valley?

  • Grand Valley offers research opportunities to all graduate students. Some students will collaborate with faculty on ongoing research projects and other students will find or create research opportunities independently.
  • Students receive personal attention by faculty in all courses in our student-oriented, teaching-focused program.
  • Learning takes place using state-of-the-art equipment and instructional materials.
  • Class sizes are small and there is a nice blend of professors with practical experience, diverse specialties, and immense academic knowledge.
  • The program provides an active connection to professionals in healthcare administration through tthe graduate student group, internships, and class assignments.

For More Information

School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration
(616) 331-6575
Admissions Office

I feel very fortunate to have made the choice to choose GVSU for my (M.H.A.) education. During my first semester, I secured an internship which has propelled me into health administration with a growing healthcare organization.


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