The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) at Boston College provides students with a comprehensive perspective of the health ecosystem for those who seek to have an impact as a future leader. Students explore leadership from a societal change perspective, which promotes Boston College values of equity, justice, and inclusion.
MHA students benefit from integrated courses that foster academic growth and support career development. The curriculum incorporates contemporary challenges and emerging trends in healthcare technology and innovation. Graduates of the program are prepared to drive organizational change within the rapidly transforming health ecosystem.
The MHA program is for part-time and full-time students who are at various career stages. Drawing students from across the nation, this online program gives students the flexibility to balance the challenges of life’s commitments and academics. Students represent a broad range of industries, including health systems, pharmaceutical, and other life sciences, along with individuals who aspire to develop a career within the health ecosystem.
The MHA curriculum consists of 12 required courses
Study full- or part-time. The program, with an asynchronous design, is tailored to the needs of professionals; with a seven-week course format,
students typically complete the degree in 1-2 years.
$1,268 per credit with a total of 46 credits required (Academic Year 2021 - 2022 tuition rate).
Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor
BC MHA students and graduates work at a range of leading healthcare institutions, including, for example: The competency-based MHA Program prepares graduates to address needs across broad health-related industries, including, for example, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, hospitals and health systems, insurance providers, government, and digital health companies. Current students and alumni are employed at a range of organizations, including: Massachusetts General Hospital, Johnson and Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Boston Children’s Hospital, Bayer Healthcare, and Medtronic, among others.
BC MHA students and graduates hold a variety of positions, including, for example: Hospital Practice Manager, Clinic Coordinator, Financial Controller, Strategic Accounts Director at Medical Device Company, Sales Training Manager, CEO/Founder, Consulting Firm, Healthcare System CEO/President, Business Development Manager, and Pharmacy Director.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (minimum GPA 3.0) for those with professional experience. For those interested in beginning the program right after finishing their undergraduate degree, the minimum GPA is 3.5.
In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include any licenses currently held, any social justice-related experience, any language skills other than English, and any research experience or publications.
In 1,000-1,500 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.
All applicants must include two professional letters of recommendation. These letters should come from supervisors, people familiar with your work, or if you are a recent graduate, professors from relevant courses. Letters from family, friends, political figures, and the like are discouraged. Letters must be sent directly from the recommender either through an online application portal or directly to Woods College.
We will not accept letters that are not in a sealed envelope mailed directly from the recommender or emailed directly from the recommender.
Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to your online Application Form for purposes of application review. However, official transcript(s) must also be submitted upon acceptance/matriculation. Both undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required.
Transcripts should be mailed to:
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
If your academic institution provides electronic transcripts please indicate email@example.com as the recipient.
Applicants whose Native language is not English are required to demonstrate English language proficiency, for required scores, visit our International Student page.
The Admissions Committee often requires a phone interview.