Ready to Lead
Are you ready for leadership roles in the challenging — yet rewarding — health care field? Learn to apply strong values while also shoring up your academic, practical, and technical skills through our online Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program.
After graduation from this 36 credit hour program, you’re ready to serve as a supervisor and, most importantly, as an encourager and motivator of your fellow employees.
Why You’ll Love Health Administration at Belhaven
Small Class Sizes
Our student-faculty ratio is 16:1, meaning you receive personalized attention and instruction
#9 Best School
Study.com ranked Belhaven as a top 10 “Best Healthcare Administration School”
A Proven Value
Our tuition is affordable, and we also offer comprehensive financial aid packages
ACHE Student Chapter
Belhaven hosts a local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives
What Can You Do with a Health Administration Degree?
Career opportunities within the world of Health Administration include:
- Directing departments within a hospital
- Executive leadership roles
- Leadership roles in pharmaceutical companies and government agencies
- Leadership roles within physicians’ groups and doctors’ offices
- Managing medical records and finances
- Managing mental health, nursing homes, and other care facilities
- Managing nonprofit organizations
- Marketing and communications for hospitals
- Overseeing the quality and safety of hospitals and patients
MHA: What You Need to Know
To enter this program, you must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college. A 2.8 cumulative GPA from undergraduate work is required for admission. You may also be admitted by showing nine hours of graduate work with a “B” or better in each course.
Up to six hours of accredited graduate work may be transferred if a “B” or better is earned in each course.
If you don’t meet the admission requirements, you may be conditionally admitted. For consideration, submit to the School of Business an essay outlining your goals and two letters of recommendation.
If you’re conditionally admitted, you must earn a 3.0 GPA in the first six semester hours of graduate work to continue in the program.
Applying to Belhaven’s online programs is quick and easy. We’ll need a couple supporting documents — things like transcripts from any other school you’ve attended. When you have gathered those, just complete our online application form.
These rates are for August 1, 2023 through July 31, 2024.
|Program||Per Credit Hour|
|Master of Health Administration||$605|
|Active Military Discount, Graduate Program||$375|
|20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder||$484|
* Military/first responder benefits cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships or discounts.
The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) offers scholarships of $5,000 on an annual basis. Fifteen scholarships are awarded each year. The next application period is Jan. 1 through March 31, 2023. Learn more about the Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship or the Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship.
The Fall meeting of Belhaven Future Healthcare Leaders is Monday, October 3rd from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. in Irby 300 on the main campus. The meeting is open to all Belhaven students, faculty, and staff who are interested in healthcare. Kevin Stump from Mississippi Organ Recovery (MORA) will be the guest speaker. The upcoming bone marrow collection project will be discussed. Lunch will be provided by MORA. Please RSVP if you are attending.
Belhaven has a student chapter of Belhaven Future Healthcare Leaders (BFHL) for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The purpose of the chapter is to promote educational development of skills necessary for the effective leadership in healthcare organizations that students may serve once completing their studies at Belhaven University. Membership is open to all Belhaven University students and faculty who have an interest in healthcare management.
School of Business: Verified Excellence
Belhaven’s business school is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Why is this important?
Knowing the School of Business is accredited by the IACBE tells you that Belhaven voluntarily holds itself to a set of quality standards and is willing to allow outside business experts come to campus and verify Belhaven is doing what we say we are doing. Belhaven’s commitment to the accreditation process benefits you because it ensures you will be provided a quality education.
Verse of the Year
God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.