Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Master the Skills You Need

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) at Boston College prepares students to provide effective leadership in the fast-paced and rapidly evolving healthcare sector. As a top-ranked institution, Boston College is committed to delivering high-quality education to support the workforce development needs of healthcare organizations.

With a focus on service and leadership in a global society, the MHA program was built with strong links to industry, and draws knowledge and inspiration from Boston’s innovative healthcare economy. The curriculum was designed with input from an Advisory Board comprised of healthcare, life sciences, and academic leaders, who continue to advise on key competencies and curriculum.

Evolving with the dynamic healthcare industry, the BC MHA program draws students from a broad range of healthcare settings, including health systems, insurance providers, and biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. The program also attracts professionals from the software and technology sectors, and others who aspire to pivot into healthcare related industries. BC MHA graduates are able to tackle emerging challenges and capitalize on new opportunities in healthcare. BC MHA graduates advance or find new careers in leadership, management, research, and consulting.

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  At a Glance


How many courses?

The MHA curriculum consists of 12 required courses with no electives.


Study full- or part-time. Tailored to the needs of professionals and individuals seeking knowledge to advance their careers.

How Much Does it Cost?

$1,238/credit with a total of 46 credits required. Academic Year 2020 - 2021 tuition rate.



Skills in Demand



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

MHA Faculty

What will I study?


  • Courses: 12
  • Credits: 46

All Courses are Required (No Electives)

Where do our students and graduates work?

BC MHA students and graduates work at a range of leading healthcare institutions, including, for example: Massachusetts General Hospital, 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.



Application Information


Please note: Only students living within the 50 U.S. States are eligible to apply for the MHA program.

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 



Regular Decision
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Online Application


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (minimum GPA 3.0)

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To be uploaded to your online Application Form

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.

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

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.

Letters of Recommendation

Two professional letters of recommendation (Letters must be sent directly from recommender either through online application portal or directly to Woods College. We will not accept letters that are not in a sealed envelope mailed directly from recommender or emailed directly from recommender).

Please note: Letters of recommendations should be provided by Professional or Academic recommenders.


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: 

Boston College
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 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.



If you have technical difficulties with or technical questions about the on-line application, please email