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FIU Health Services Administration at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences emphasizes ethical change management, interprofessional collaboration, leadership, informatics and communication so these professionals can manage and shape policy in a fast-changing, fast-paced technological environment.

Our Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) degree prepares students for executive leadership positions in healthcare organizations to transform the industry on the local and global scale.  Graduates recognize the theories and issues of managing complex organizations in both public and private settings to strategically develop balanced solutions benefiting the organizations and patient care and access. 

You’ll earn your master's degree in just 24 months and acquire valuable skills through coursework focused on finance, operations, marketing, management, quality assessment and information technology of healthcare institutions.

The 48-credit program culminates with an administrative residency or master's research project.

The Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Health Services Administration Department, Master of Health Administration (MHSA) program is proud to announce that it has been granted Candidacy Status by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). The CAHME Candidacy Program allows the program to be considered for Candidate Status, designed to establish communication, assistance, and continuity between CAHME and programs in healthcare management seeking CAHME accreditation. The “Candidate​” designation indicates that a program has voluntarily committed to participate in a systematic plan of quality enhancement and continuous improvement so that CAHME accreditation is a feasible and operational objective. Candidacy status does not indicate accredited status, nor does it guarantee eventual accreditation. Currently, the MHSA program is participating in its self-study year from 2020-2021 to earn the CAHME accredited status thereafter.

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    Students admitted bi-annually

Choose Your Learning Track

You have a choice in the academic experience you want to engage in for your MHSA studies:

Online MHSA
  • Offered solely through the FIU ONLINE platform and designed with the working professional in mind, the Online MHSA reflects the highly technological environment associated with the field. Visit the MHSA site at FIU ONLINE for more information.

Hybrid MHSA
  • We designed our hybrid program for students to master the combination of technological and management skills with interpersonal collaborations that define health management at the highest levels. Each course is evenly split between online content delivered through FIU Online and on-campus classroom learning.