Online Master of Health Administration

At Regis, we give you more pathways to pursue your goals in health care administration. As a dedicated leader of health administration education, we welcome ambition-driven, self-motivated professionals like you from all health care settings. You can build expert-level health care, business, and policy skills and filter them through your personal experience to create a management style that’s effective across the health care landscape, and one that’s all your own.

Why earn your MHA now? Higher standards for health care leadership and management are required in today’s environment. With industry-altering health laws and regulations, changing health care economics, greater use of technology, and new models of delivery, tomorrow’s health care leaders must be prepared to tackle multiple challenges in health administration.

Admission into the MHA program* requires candidates to possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Although some prospective students possess bachelor’s degrees in healthcare administration or a similar field, but that is not hindrance since we accept students from all backgrounds.

*Note: The degree conferred to students in this program will be a Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA)


Min. Length: 24 Months
Total Credits: 36

Application Deadlines:

Fall: July 19, 2021

Upcoming Start Dates:

Fall: August 30, 2021

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“The online asynchronous Master of Health Administration program at Regis College is filled with opportunities and challenges as well as balance for full time working individuals. From passionate discussion forums where students can learn from the experiences and opinions of others, to research projects and papers where students can exercise their research skills and hone their understanding, this program truly has it all. Personally, I’ve been very impressed with the level of “connectedness” I’ve felt despite my experience being mostly online and on my own time.”

Meaghan Drees, Online MHA Student

The Regis Online Master of Health Administration at a Glance:

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Graduate in as few as 24 months

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Gain special insight into areas like management, communications, health informatics, and health policy

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Complete field experience locally; waiver available for those with health care experience*

*HP620 Field Experience may be waived for those who have at least 2 years of work experience in a relevant healthcare setting, with at least one year in a managerial role, subject to the approval of the Program Director. A managerial role is defined as one in which the student may have managed staff, a program, or a project, as determined by the Program Director.


Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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Health Administration by the Numbers

17% The projected growth of jobs for medical and health service managers from 2014 to 2024 — U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

333,000 The number of health service managers working in health care at the state, local, and private level in 2014 — U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

56,300 The projected increase of MHA-related jobs from 2014 to 2024 — U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 


Why choose Regis for your master’s in health care administration?

Reputation for Academic Excellence
The online MHA is a virtual extension of our highly regarded on-campus program. Regis is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Health Care Expertise
Our courses are taught by active health administration professionals who have an insider’s perspective on the leadership and management competencies the field demands, and we design our curriculum to build those skills. Unlike many health care administration graduate programs, our curriculum also gives you an in-depth view of the political and policy context in which health care services are paid for and delivered.

Dedication to Social Justice
Our commitment to social justice and lifelong learning isn’t summed up in one lecture; it’s woven into each course. Our MHA degree is designed to help you make lasting change in health care by leading and managing organizations to increase access to high-quality health care for all people.

Supportive Environment
We’re here to support you. By offering our distinguished MHA online with several degrees of student support and no GRE requirements, we’re opening the door for health care professionals to tackle the growing complexities of the industry, assume more responsibility, and increase your autonomy and leadership in the field.


What can you learn with our MHA?

Our MHA is designed to help you see health care administration from a business, policy, and patient perspective. Develop your strategic management style. Learn about the ethics, governance, finances, and policies that shape health care organizations at the highest level. Bring your expertise to the community through effective public relations and by creating public health awareness. Use your knowledge to help health care organizations and public health programs evolve technologically and maximize health informatics. Develop important leadership qualities, including:

Critical thinking

Professional and interpersonal communication

Emotional intelligence

Strategic planning


Accounting and financial literacy

Technical literacy



MHA-related job titles:

Hospital CEO


Chief Nursing Officer


Chief Operations Officer


Health Informatics Specialist


Health Care Actuary


Health Information Manager


Assisted Living Administrator


Pharmaceutical Quality Director


Health Care Marketing Manager


Hospital Media Relations Specialist


*Median salaries according to January 2016 reports from
**Median salaries according to May 6, 2016 reports from


Where can you work with an MHA?

Health care administration graduates work wherever health care is delivered or administered.

Where MHA graduates work:


Nursing and residential long-term care facilities

Primary care and specialty care practices

Ambulatory and outpatient care

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Insurance companies and government agencies

Home health services

Public health programs and agencies


Regis offers a tuition discount to our organizational partners. Find out if you qualify.

Mary Ann Hart

Q&A Podcast with Program Director
Mary Ann Hart

Program director Mary Ann Hart answers frequently asked questions about the Regis online Master of Health Administration degree. You can learn more about the Regis all-inclusive admissions approach and why we encourage students from all disciplines, backgrounds, and experiences to enroll in our online MHA program. Listen now to discover how you can enjoy a rich learning environment through regular discussion boards, focused field experience, and weekly communication.

About Regis

As a leader in education, Regis is dedicated to offering programs with a holistic view of health care and designed for the future of the field. Through cutting-edge coursework, industry-active faculty members, and an array of majors and graduate programs, Regis has been able to positively impact the educational community, health care landscape, and personal lives of students nationwide.

“In recent years, Regis has become a powerhouse for professional and graduate education in nursing and health sciences. As a result, our university has become increasingly visible locally, nationally, and internationally.”


President Dr. Antoinette Hays, RN, Ph.D.

When you choose Regis, you join a closely-knit community with big university benefits. As a Regis student, you have the opportunity to build a solid health care foundation, lasting professional connections, and the specialized expertise you need to expand your skills and perspective. Prepare to enter in-demand fields such as nursing and health administration confidently with an education of the highest standard.


Let’s move forward

Wherever you are in your career and wherever you want to be, look to Regis for a direct path. Fill out our form to learn more about our program options or to get started on your advanced health care degree today.