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Health Administration, M.H.A.

The Master in Health Administration (MHA) prepares graduates for leadership roles in the challenging and complex field of health care administration. The curriculum develops nationally recognized healthcare leadership competencies and provides specialized areas of concentration.

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Program Overview

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. There are five concentrations available: continuing care administration, finance, health system administration, practice management, and a self-directed option.

Why Study Health Administration at Grand Valley?

  • Students learn from, are mentored by, and conduct research with experienced faculty members from diverse specialties.
  • The program emphasizes leadership principles that are relevant to health organizations prominent in Michigan.
  • Professional networking opportunities are available through the graduate student group, internships, and class projects.
  • The program accepts students from any undergraduate field.
  • The MHA is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

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The Master in Health Administration (MHA) program is accredited by CAHME, the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

Location & Format

Classes for this major are a combination of online and in-seat at the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus and the GVSU Health Campus, near the Grand Rapids Medical Mile.



Students will study a variety of topics, including:

  • Healthcare financial management
  • Quality and process improvement
  • Health policy and politics
  • Healthcare law and ethics
  • Health information technology
  • Human resource management
  • Population health

Admission Requirements

For general requirements for graduate admission, visit Grand Valley State University’s admission section of the online catalog.

Admission into the health administration program has additional requirements, which are available on this page.

If you have additional questions, please contact our graduate admissions office.

For More Information

School of Community Leadership and Development

[email protected]
288C DeVos Center
(616) 331-6575

Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Office

Program Director

Lara Jaskiewicz, Ph.D.
(616) 331-6580