Salem College Introduces Master of Health Administration Program

Salem College Introduces Master of Health Administration Program

February 20, 2023
Master of Health Administration Program Open House on March 2

Online Open House About the Program on March 2


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (FEBRUARY 20, 2023)—Salem College is introducing a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program for fall 2023.  Health Administration is an interdisciplinary field of expertise that focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for the effective administration, management and leadership of health services delivery organizations.

Salem will offer an online open house explaining the new program on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 6 p.m.  Additional information about the Master of Health Administration program and registration for the open house is available at

“Demand for Master of Health Administration degrees continues to increase, and Salem has worked closely with industry leaders to build a program to prepare the next generation of health professionals,” said Dale Sanders, Director of the Master of Health Administration program at Salem College. “The demand for health administration mid-level leaders is expected to increase by more than 25 percent during the next 15 years as people transition out of healthcare as a result of attrition, retirement and career shifts.

“With the anticipated expansion of healthcare services across all sectors, there is an increased need for dynamic and impactful leadership,” he said. “To meet this growth and demand head-on, Salem College will launch its inaugural class of Master of Health Administration students in fall 2023. I encourage anyone who wants to find out more about the program to attend our online open house on March 2.”

The Master of Health Administration program’s curriculum will feature small class sizes that will allow for significant use of team-based activities as well as project-based assignments that engage students in real-world experiences. The program’s internship or capstone requirement will provide opportunities for students to identify, conceptualize, and execute a learning experience important to the student and relevant to the field of health administration.

Features of Salem College’s Master of Health Administration program include:

  • Fully online, cohort model
  • One residency weekend
  • Two years; six semesters (fall, spring, summer)

“Building on Salem College’s more than 250 year history of educating women, our Master of Health Administration program will cultivate the next generation of culturally proficient health administration leaders,” Sanders added. “Salem graduates will be fully prepared to address the complexities of health, healthcare and the factors that affect quality health for all.”

About Salem Academy and College

Salem Academy and College is the nation’s oldest educational institution for girls and women in the United States. Salem College provides a liberal arts education with a distinctive focus on health across the curriculum and co-curriculum, preparing students to make the world a better, healthier and more equitable place. Salem College is the only national liberal arts college exclusively focused on developing the health leaders of tomorrow. Salem Academy has an intentional focus on STEAM to transform students’ education through the holistic integration of academic and co-curricular experiences.

For over 250 years, Salem Academy and College has empowered and prepared girls and women from all around the world to effect change, shatter expectations and lead. Salem Academy and College is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a vibrant educational community known for arts and innovation. For more information about Salem Academy, please visit For more information about Salem College, please visit