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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 nonprofit healthcare administration. The curriculum develops advanced executive abilities through a combination of core competencies and specialized areas of concentration.
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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.
Why Study Health Administration at Grand Valley?
- Research opportunities. Some students will collaborate with faculty on ongoing research projects and other students will find or create research opportunities independently.
- Learning takes place using state-of-the-art equipment and instructional materials.
- Small class sizes and professors with practical experience, diverse specialties, and immense academic knowledge.
- Connections to professionals through the graduate student group, internships, and class assignments.
- The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.
For More InformationSchool of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration
288C DeVos Center
Location & Format
Students will study a variety of topics, including:
- Health economics
- Research methods
- Healthcare financial management
- Healthcare law and ethics
- Quality improvement/assurance
- Health information technology
- Health policy and politics
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
Skills Employers Want
The Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) at GVSU will develop the skills you need to land the job you want. Whether the skills are advanced or general, you will build a resume of qualifications that are sure to attract employers. The following skills correlate with those pulled from actual job postings in the health administration field.
- Health Administration
- Strategic Planning
- Performance Improvement
- Program Development
- Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA)
- Patient Safety
- Policy Development
Source: EMSI, 2020
Deadline for fall semester is June 30; winter deadline is November 15. The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University. Please visit gvsu.edu/gradapply/.
Materials required to complete your graduate application are:
- Transcripts (if not from GVSU)
- Three recommendations
- Essay/personal statement
- GRE scores are NOT required
We seek applicants will at least an undergraduate 3.0 GPA from an accredited college or university. Alternatively, submitting strong GRE scores, having professional work experience, holding a graduate degree or certificate, or having successfully completed graduate course work as a non-degree seeking student or in another program will be considered as evidence of academic potential.
“During my first semester, I secured an internship which has propelled me into health administration with a growing healthcare organization.”
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