Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA)

Welcome to the Master of Health Services Administration-Program Overview

Our Master of Health Services Administration program educates students to help them develop professional career opportunities. Given how complex healthcare systems are, prepared healthcare personnel and executives are required to stay current with progress and change in the industry. This includes technological innovations. The effective administration of high-quality health services that reduce health inequities are pressing concerns for healthcare professionals. We provide graduates with the tools to drive system-related and organizational transformation through applied principles from the business and health sciences industries. The courses in this program are beneficial because health services administrators are increasingly recognized as capable of participating in technological innovations that improve the operation of healthcare organizations, the delivery of higher-quality healthcare, organizational governance, and patient health outcomes. Our program offers a holistic approach to the healthcare industry with courses that focus on:

  • Organizational leadership and management
  • Quality assessment
  • Design of health information systems
  • Specialized healthcare services
  • Professional development training
  • Problem-solving skills


Upcoming Information Sessions

Virtual information sessions for the Master of Health Services Administration program are offered monthly.

Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) Information Sessions
Time2 p.m. ET
Locationvia Zoom
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Choose Your Learning Track

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

Online MHSA

Fast Track 18-months 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.

We designed our Fast Track 18-months* 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.

Fully Online MHSA Option: - 100% Online - 24 months/48 credits - 16 week courses - $36,000. When applying, select MHSA as your major and then select Online as the track.Fast Track Hybrid Program Option: - 50% online and 50% face to face - Face to face classes will be split between the MMC and the BBC cam[uses - 18 months/48 credits - 8 week courses - $31,200. When applying, select MHSA as your major.

Program Outcomes

The MHSA retention rates for the FT Hybrid is 100% and Fully Online is 91% by the academic year (2022-2023).

During the academic year 2022-2023, student employment rates in the healthcare industry were 68% online and 77% hybrid.

By the numbers

  • 6

    Semesters (Fully Online)

  • 5

    Semesters (Fast-Track hybrid)

  • 48


  • 50

    Students admitted bi-annually

Lean Six Sigma Training & Certification

All students are eligible to be Green Belt Lean Six Sigma certified, without additional tuition fees.

Lean Six Sigma Training & Certification is a problem-solving training that shows the most practical and straightforward approaches to achieving measurable organizational improvement results. Why is certification in lean six sigma key?

Healthcare organizations are looking for knowledgeable and qualified talent to address the industry's most urgent and rapidly evolving challenges. Obtaining the green belt certification offers a competitive advantage.

The Healthcare Industry is confronted with the following:

  • Patient wait times and quality of care
  • Changing finances that result in shifting resources
  • New guidelines /laws that mandate operational improvements
  • Time constraints on training and process improvement
  • Simplify problem-solving to assist the Healthcare Industry in overcoming these challenges so that they can serve your communities more effectively.

During the 32hr certification modules, students:

  • Choose the appropriate improvement projects
  • Utilize the DMAIC Process to accomplish the project objectives.
  • Get support for the project to ensure its success
  • Showcase and expand your project's outcomes


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Program News

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. Accreditation is a rigorous, defined procedure that guides our efforts to earn specialized accreditation. This procedure needs time, and we are making headway toward its end. When additional information becomes available, it will be posted.