School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration

MHA - Mission Statement

The Masters of Health Administration (MPA) prepares graduates for managerial and leadership roles in the challenging and complex field of health care administration. The curriculum develops advanced executive abilities through a combination of core competencies and specialized areas of concentration.

Mission Statement


The mission of the Masters of Health Administration program is to develop new, early, and mid-career students into leaders who combine the essential knowledge, specific competencies, and practical experiences for a management career in nonprofit and governmental healthcare organizations in the Midwest, nation, and world. We actively engage the healthcare community to prepare ethical and effective practitioners for healthcare management and leadership.


To be a nationally respected and regionally-distinguished graduate program that is recognized as preparing high-performing managers and leaders and is the first choice for nonprofit health care management education.


  • excellence in teaching and scholarship.
  • theoretical, applied and service learning; critical thinking; and professional practice skills.
  • ethical and compassionate nonprofit service to diverse local, national, international and global communities and populations in need.
  • collegiality and collaboration.
  • inclusiveness, sustainability and social justice

Accreditation and Program Change

Why Study Health Administration at Grand Valley?


Student and Graduate Profile

Tuition and Financial Aid

Degree Requirement (beginning Fall 2014)

Degree Requirements (before Fall 2014)

Employment Outlook


Alyson Dondzila, MHA '12, is currently development coordinator with the Spectrum Health Foundation and Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Foundation.

Kris Drake, MHA '07 is currently director of operations at Access Health in Muskegon.

Richard Kline, MHA '08, is currently executive director of Covenant Retirement Communities.


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