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Master of Health Administration (Online)

Salem College’s Master of Health Administration program equips recent graduates and early-career leaders with the values, knowledge, skills, and cultural sensitivity to take on leadership roles in their organizations. An interdisciplinary collection of courses provide information related to the healthcare system, general healthcare management; professionalism and ethical behavior, cultural proficiency, emotional intelligence, communication, and leadership. Grounded in the principles of health leadership, this program produces leaders who will shape and impact the future of health, business, and the communities in which they will serve. Our evening, synchronous online courses lead to a Master’s in Health Administration–the key credential for people looking to advance into leadership in health organizations.

Upcoming Online Information Sessions

To learn more about the program and have the chance to ask questions to our faculty, please make plans to attend one of the following online information sessions over Zoom.


Student Experience

In our online synchronous program, students interact frequently with each other and with faculty members, getting the personal and professional guidance they need to grow into leadership roles. Our program guides students to work successfully in diverse organizations and with diverse populations.  Students complete a capstone project and/or an internship. Capstone projects are organization and unit specific and connect a student to a “site supervisor” who reviews their work and allows students to use what they have learned over the last two years to “bring it to life” Internships are 400 hours of project based work experience across various profit and nonprofit organizations.


Health Leadership Highlights

Health leadership is woven throughout the curriculum, from the opening courses which help students understand basic management and leadership skills, through the practicum experience, where students implement their learning in their workplaces. All of these experiences are informed by the following five pillars: cultural perspectives, data analytics, community, resilience and grit. Salem’s program is unique in that it weaves each of these five themes throughout every course in the program.


Admissions Requirements

  • Submission of official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended, including a transcript documenting the completion of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 from an institution accredited by an accreditor that was recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U. S. Department of Education at the time the credits were awarded.  
  • Current resume or CV 
  • A statement of purpose describing the applicant’s experience and objectives in undertaking MHA graduate studies 
  • Three recommendations  
  • Evidence of quantitative competency as evidenced by:
    • Completion of a college-level statistics course with a grade of C or higher
    • Completion of a college-level accounting course with a grade of C or higher
    • Demonstration of professional-based expertise.   

Jobs and Outcomes

An advanced degree in health administration provides career opportunities in traditional healthcare settings as well as nonprofit organizations and consulting firms. Potential employers include hospitals, outpatient clinics, public health clinics, government agencies, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical companies.


Program Leadership

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