Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Master the Skills You Need

Employer-aligned, convenient and personalized, the Master of Healthcare Administration was designed in close collaboration with industry healthcare professionals and provides the next generation in online learning: competency-based education.

Our competency-based model allows you to build on what you already know, demonstrate mastery at your pace, and focus on learning what is most meaningful to you.

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At a Glance


How many courses?

The MHA curriculum consists of 13 required courses with no electives.

Immersion Experience

As part of one of your courses in the MHA program, you will travel to Boston College’s main campus over a long weekend. 

Meaningful Online Interaction with Your Peers

Courses include opportunities to engage with your peers to collaborate, develop and present cutting-edge projects that address strategic and tactical challenges facing the healthcare industry.

Executive Coach

All students have access to an executive coach throughout their time in the program. 


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: 13
  • Credits: 46

All Courses are Required (No Electives)

Where do our students and graduates work?

Executive Director, Orleans Senior Center

Practice Manager, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Senior Project Manager, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Registered Nurse, Operating Room, Mount Auburn Hospital



Application Information


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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 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).


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.


Brief interview (in person or via Skype)



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