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Master of Health Services Administration

The Master of Health Services Administration degree empowers working adults to pursue career advancement in healthcare management.

Master of Health Services Administration

The Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) offered by Mississippi College provides professionals with the knowledge to advance their careers by focusing on the financial and human resource management aspects of healthcare. Designed for working adults, this flexible MHSA degree program can be completed online and through convenient evening courses.

Health Services Graduate Courses

The Master in Health Services Administration focuses on the financial protocols, operational challenges and legal nuances unique to healthcare administration careers. Organized into 10 classes over 5 semesters, this graduate program is designed to build the career-ready skills necessary to join mid-level healthcare management at a hospital or other healthcare organization.

The health services graduate courses are taught by instructors who have a dynamic combination of professional and academic experience. Through 30 semester hours of coursework, Health Services Administration students develop foundational knowledge and skills in areas such as: marketing, financial management, healthcare ethics and organizational behavior. In addition, students can tailor their study with two electives integrating courses in healthcare administration, business or communications. Benefiting from our interdisciplinary approach to healthcare management, Mississippi College graduates are prepared to lead diverse teams across a hospital or healthcare system.

Healthcare Administration Careers

Earning an MHSA degree offers career-focused knowledge and the development of leadership and analytical decision making skills to poise our students for the next stage of their healthcare administration careers. In 2021, ranked Mississippi College’s MHSA degree #4 compared to 48 other programs, noting its strong emphasis on professional development.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical and Health Services Managers positions are projected to grow 32% between 2019-2019, offering an abundance of opportunities for those interested in advancing their expertise in healthcare administration.Our Health Services Administration graduates have gone on to pursue management positions at various healthcare institutions and government agencies such as:

  • Clinical manager
  • Health information manager
  • Nursing home administrator


To apply to Mississippi College’s Master of Health Services Administration, prospective students should have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or have at least one year of work experience. To begin the master’s degree, students must have prerequisite coursework in accounting and American government. No GRE score is required.

View the full MHSA program admissions requirements.

Earn your MHSA degree at Mississippi College

The Master of Health Services Administration program at Mississippi College equips working professionals with in-demand industry knowledge preparing them for career advancement as health administrators. Request information to learn more about pursuing your MHSA degree with us.