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$104,280 National Median Salary for Medical and Health Services Managers
+32% Projected Job Growth through 2030
36 Credit Hours Required
$525 Cost Per Credit Hour

Elevate Your Skills to Advance Your Healthcare Career

Ranked a top 20 online MHA program nationally by the Master’s Program Guide, USF’s MHA keeps you on the cutting edge of the constantly evolving healthcare field. Combine business and healthcare best practices to respond confidently and effectively to diverse challenges and opportunities.

Guided by Franciscan values, USF MHA graduates have a profound impact in healthcare as they reverence each person’s unique dignity, serve society, and foster peace and justice in their workplace.

Taught by experienced online instructors, the MHA program is structured to help you balance life and school obligations. USF’s online Virtual Campus has up to six start dates during the year, and courses are offered in short eight-week sessions. Add a concentration to customize your degree without increasing your cost or program length.

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Graduates of the MHA program are prepared to:

  • Advance to a health-industry management position using enhanced knowledge of healthcare systems and administrative functions
  • Solve business problems systematically and creatively
  • Interpret developing trends and anticipate new ones in a dynamic field
  • Spearhead new initiatives with enhanced planning and organizational skills
  • Maximize efficiency and effectiveness through training and motivation

MHA Program at a Glance

Start with 27 credits of core courses, followed by nine remaining credits (three courses) in a concentration of your choice. Customize your degree without increasing cost or program length.

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Why Choose USF for Your MHA Online?

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Institutionally Accredited

HLC-NCA: University of Saint Francis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Complete In One Year

12 months when attending full-time
(2 classes at a time)

24 months as a part-time student
(1 class at a time)

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Values-Based Curriculum

Coursework is patient outcomes-driven, promotes care-centric adaptability, and encourages principled healthcare delivery.

$525 per credit

(2021–2022 academic year)

Save time—and money—through transfer credits and financial aid.

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Potential Career Settings

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Outpatient centers
  • Nursing centers
  • Group physician practices
  • Patient safety

National Median Salary

Medical and Health Services Managers

$104,280

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021

Projected Job Growth

Medical and Health Services Managers

32%

Projected growth from 2020–2030
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021


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Meet Your Program Director

Dr. Michelle M. Fleig-Palmer

Dr. Fleig-Palmer has conducted and presented extensive research on building trust in health care settings, electronic health records, and breast cancer support groups. Career highlights include winning multiple Best Paper awards, presenting at the ANCC National Magnet Conference, and receiving a grant to work at the Chifundo Rural Health Center in Zambia.

  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • MBA, Washington University in Saint Louis

Support Services at the University of Saint Francis Help Online Students Like You

Dedicated Success Coach

Each online student at the University of Saint Francis is assigned an experienced success coach. Your coach can assist you with resources to complete class projects, help you get in touch with instructors and staff, and connect you with career services.

Smarthinking Tutoring Service

Need a little extra help? Smarthinking is accessible online and offers video tutorials 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Live tutoring or writing sessions are available for any degree program every Sunday through Thursday.

USF Mentoring Program

Find and connect with a USF alumni and receive one-on-one mentoring in your career or program. Create your profile, get matched, schedule meeting times, and attend training workshops. The program is free and completely online.

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“Part of the reason I chose the online MHA was I wanted to keep learning, but the on-site learning environment was stressful. I have five kids and wanted the balance of family. I also have tons of evening meetings. The appeal was that class could be where and when I needed it.

—Dr. Joe LaRosa, USF MHA Graduate

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