Master of Healthcare Administration (Online)

The online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree program prepares current and future healthcare administrators and managers to address contemporary challenges facing the healthcare industry. 

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Program Intro

Through comprehensive study and practical experiences, CBU's MHA program participants receive the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the field. The healthcare administration program is an interdisciplinary degree that provides a philosophical and theoretical background in relevant management principles.

30 Units

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12 Months to Completion

*with a full-time course load

$665 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your Master of Healthcare Administration (Online) at CBU?

Prepare as a Leader

The online Master of Healthcare Administration program is an interdisciplinary degree that provides both a philosophical and theoretical background in relevant management principles. Candidates receive valuable training to meet current and future trends in healthcare.

Connect Theory and Practice

Coursework addresses the immediate needs of healthcare organizations, and program participants receive an educational experience designed to explore the application of theory and practice.

Maintain Work-Life Balance

Courses are fully online, which allow flexibility for local, regional and global learners to focus and effectively manage their time.

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Program Details

Consistent with the university student outcomes, upon completion of the Master of Healthcare Administration degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Perform essential functions relevant to healthcare operations.
  2. Demonstrate skills required for ethical leadership in healthcare.
  3. Examine and utilize concepts of quality control and risk management in healthcare environments.
  4. Administer and manage healthcare resources.
  5. Interpret the role and related effects of healthcare law, policy and regulation.
  6. Integrate a Christian perspective as it relates to healthcare administration. 

HCA 560: Principles and Organization of Healthcare Administration

In this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of healthcare management, organizational principles, and leadership.

HCA 570: Quality Control and Risk Management in Healthcare

This course introduces students to continuous quality and safety improvement within dynamic patient care systems. Current and future healthcare professionals will focus on the importance of these concepts in order to improve safety and efficiency, for both patients and staff members.

HSC 554: US Healthcare Policy and Advocacy

This course includes a review of healthcare systems, policy actors and processes in the United States, roles of government, bureaucracy, and interest groups in health policy and the policy process.

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Janet Bonome, Dr.PH

Associate Professor of Public Health
Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences

Office Phone: 951-343-2176
Office Location: Health Science Campus H140

Ogbochi McKinney, DrPH

Associate Professor of Public Health

Office Phone: 951-343-2177
Office Location: Health Sciences Campus, H133

Dominick Sturz, DrPH

Professor of Public Health
Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Retention, College of Health Science

Office Phone: 951-552-8619
Office Location: Health Sciences Campus, H143

Is financial aid available to help pay for online programs?
Our online degrees offer a reputable and more affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, master's or doctorate degree. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations, gas and parking. Additionally, CBU has partnered with select employers to provide their employees with the opportunity to improve their career through their educational goals and receive a 20% tuition scholarship. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Are CBU's online programs accredited? 
California Baptist University (CBU), which includes all programs offered online, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. This regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.

What resources do I need to complete my degree online?
To complete your online degree, you will need access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student learning system and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your enrollment counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your program, or you can view additional information here.

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As you make decisions about graduate school, keep in mind the full social, spiritual and educational experience awaiting you at CBU. Here, you will be supported by professors, staff and fellow students who will help you discover your strengths and challenge you to do more than you ever thought you could. Let us equip you with the education, training and opportunities you'll need to start making a unique difference doing what you love.

Application Deadlines Fall Spring Summer
Priority May 15 November 1 March 1
Standard August 1 December 1 April 1

Application Requirements

Career Possibilities

  • Health Administrator
  • Health Manager
  • Medical Director

*Some career options may require further education.

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Next Steps

Join a growing group of accomplished alumni who earned their degree while balancing career and family goals. To begin your journey at California Baptist University and connect with your God-given calling, request more information or apply today!