Enjoy Convenience and Collaboration on Your Path to Becoming a Health Care Administrator
Learn the business of health care and expand your abilities to ensure optimal patient care. At Webster University, our Master of Health Administration (MHA) provides the knowledge and skills you need to make strategic decisions and lead diverse personnel in their critical efforts. Discover how Webster’s MHA degree program has made it possible for thousands of medical and health care professionals like you to balance work and life while expanding their career horizons.
Complete a Modern MHA Degree — Built on Tradition
Introduced in 1975, Webster’s Master of Health Administration program has continually evolved to meet the needs of our students. Today, we offer you true convenience with our Live Virtual MHA courses for a unique program that features:
- Real-time, Live Virtual classes held one night per week via Zoom
- Additional asynchronous content and assignments
- Your choice of a full- or part-time schedule, taking one or two courses per term
- The ability to complete your MHA degree in 16 or 33 months
While you enjoy this flexibility, you’ll also benefit from the collaboration and support of your cohort classmates made up of around 20 working health care professionals. Together, you’ll explore a wide range of business areas — from finance to marketing to health informatics — to develop skills and competencies specific to health care operations. Learn to lead organizations to be more efficient and effective in patient-centered care with our Master of Health Administration degree designed for you.
“Webster is accessible, and the coursework is manageable while working full time. The faculty are all experienced and currently working in the field, so our coursework is applicable and relevant.”
Choose Webster for Your MHA Degree
Learn From Health Care Leaders
Webster faculty for our master’s in Health Administration degree are current and former health care leaders. They’ll share real-world examples — lessons you can apply in your work now and later — and offer guidance in your career development.
Network With Health Care Professionals Nationwide
Through live, virtual MHA courses, you’ll engage with professors and cohort classmates — working health care professionals in various functional areas. You’ll take part in discussions, hear diverse perspectives and make lasting connections.
Get Real-World Experience
Collaborate within your cohort to explore the operations of health care organizations, assessing complex issues and developing strategic solutions. You’ll be in direct contact with health administrators who may serve as mentors and further expand your network.
Complete an Accredited Business Education
At the core of your MHA courses is Webster’s business education, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs and named among global programs for teaching excellence and a commitment to improvement.
Graduate With Confidence From a Proven MHA Program
Webster's MHA graduation rate is 82%. That means that 82% of students who enter the MHA program graduate within four years. Upon completion of our MHA program, Webster students have scored 8% higher than the national average on a standardized exam taken by students at other Higher Learning Commission accredited universities across the United States. Join the ranks of our alumni who are ready for health care administration jobs on day one.
Complete Our MBA/MHA Dual Degree Program
Webster is proud to offer an MBA/MHA dual degree program to build on your business education and expand your career possibilities.
Have Confidence Receiving an Accredited Education
The George H. Walker School of Business & Technology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for the Master of Health Administration (MHA). ACBSP is dedicated to improving the quality of business schools and programs around the world, and ultimately to improving the practice of business in every industry around the world.
The Webster MHA faculty use a variety of teaching and learning methods to help students
become competent health care leaders. These include use of case studies, class discussions,
team assignments, presentations, writing research and other papers, reading assignments
in textbooks and other academic reading materials.
The Webster MHA program uses several learning and assessment methods. Student learning can be assessed through both direct and indirect measures. These direct measures may include homework assignments, quizzes, exams, student presentations, assigned essays, research projects, case study analysis, and from rubrics for oral and other performances. Examples of indirect measures include course evaluations, student surveys, course enrollment information, retention in the MHA Program, yearly alumni surveys and graduate school placement rates.
“Health care is practiced in multidisciplinary teams — and we try to replicate that through structured activities, case studies, and practical application.”
Visiting Assistant Professor
Master of Health Administration (MHA)
Find out more about the overall curriculum, electives and learning outcomes for an MHA degree at Webster.
What Can You Do with a Master of Health Administration?
As a graduate of Webster’s Master of Health Administration program, you’ll have a broad understanding of the health care industry and specific health care administration skills to help organizations succeed. Demonstrate your expanded knowledge when you add these key competencies to your resume:
- Strategic relationship building
- Effective business communications
- Human resource management
- Leadership and organizational management
- Financial and quantitative analysis
- Marketing analysis
- Information technology
- Health-related legal principles
- Health policy
- Strategic planning and process improvement
Employment Rate - Qualify for These Jobs with MHA Credentials
With your MHA degree from Webster, you’ll be able to advance your standing in a variety of settings, such as regional and local patient care providers and health care-related organizations, like pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies. Our graduates experience a high employment rate. In the 2022-2023 academic year, 94% of Webster MHA graduates were employed within three months of graduation and hold positions such as:
- Health System Administrator
- Nursing Manager
- Hospital Administrator
- Human Resource Manager
- Department Director
- Physician Practice Manager
- Health Care Consultant
MHA Salary Information
Webster graduates with a Master of Health Administration degree are in high demand. Positions for health care leaders are expected to rise by 32% — about three times faster than average — by the year 2030. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data also reports the 2021 median pay topped $100,000. It’s the perfect time to fulfill your personal and professional goals with an MHA degree.
Get Started on Your Master’s in Health Administration Degree
MHA Admission Rate: In the 2022-2023 academic year, Webster University admitted 83% of applicants to its MHA program.
Take the next step toward earning your MHA. We are here to help you get started.