Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

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Fairfield Egan’s Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MHA) provides students the knowledge and experience to pursue a wide range of healthcare-related careers.

As an interdisciplinary course of study, the program draws upon the expertise of full-time faculty members from Fairfield Egan and Charles F. Dolan School of Business. The versatile 42-credit program complements various fields of study — from nursing to science to business. Students take courses across a variety of disciplines including economics, accounting, healthcare systems, healthcare policy, information technology, marketing, finance, management, leadership roles, and more. In the final year of the program, students have an opportunity for a practicum experience in a healthcare organization as well as complete their capstone.

Fairfield is accepting applications this fall and classes begin in Summer 2020. Admission to the program is open to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in any discipline. The program is also available in an online format.

Fairfield's MHA is currently in initial phases of accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Sneak Peek | Fairfield University School of Nursing and Health Studies

Egan School Rankings

Top 75
Best Grad Nursing Programs in the Nation
- U.S. News & World Report
Top 5
Nursing School in New England
2019 Nursing Schools Almanac

Why Pursue a MHA at Fairfield?

Healthcare careers are growing at a rapid pace and Fairfield University’s healthcare partners and alumni support an amazing network of opportunities for students. This program is uniquely positioned to advance the careers of experienced healthcare professionals, as well as add a competitive edge to those new to the field. MHCA students have options for part-time or full-time course work and course are delivered in a variety of formats. Hybrid options allow students to enjoy face-to-face interactions without the commitment of being on campus each week, while online courses allow for flexibility.

Requirements & Curriculum

Required Courses

Introduction to the United States Healthcare System
Healthcare Reimbursement and Organizational Performance
Healthcare Administration Practicum
Healthcare Administration Capstone
Healthcare Leadership Roles for Systems Improvement
Healthcare Economics and Marketing
Advanced Healthcare Policy
Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice
Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement
Introduction to Accounting
Principles of Finance
Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
Managing People for Competitive Advantage
Performance Management

A detailed list of course requirements, offerings, and more can be viewed in the University’s course catalog.

Egan Admission

Applicants for the MS in Healthcare Administration must hold a bachelor’s degree in ANY discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a strong personal statement.

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Career & Professional Opportunities

Employment opportunities for healthcare administrators are on the rise in the state of Connecticut and nationally. Healthcare administrators may be employed in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • Policy Organizations
  • Insurance Organizations
  • Healthcare Suppliers
  • Healthcare Providers

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