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.

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Why You’ll Love Health Administration at Belhaven


Classes are offered in seven-week terms throughout the year, so you can plan a schedule that best fits you. Plus, you can complete classwork or view materials at any time through our Canvas e-learning system.

Caring Faculty

Our faculty members experts in their fields, and they’re dedicated to helping you understand complex subjects. They know you by name, and they push you to succeed at the highest level.

Top Business School

Colleges of Distinction recognizes us as a top Christian business school. The honor is based on faculty and program quality, a commitment to offering you real-world experience, and alumni job placement.

Christian Worldview

You are challenged to think critically and analytically about who God is — and who you are — as we equip you to fulfill your calling to glorify God and be a blessing to the world.

Small Class Sizes

Our student-faculty ratio is 16:1, meaning you receive personalized attention and instruction

#9 Best School 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.

Simple Process

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.

How to Apply

Clear Value

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.

Visit the Scholarships, Tuition & Fees page to view other fees as well as the cost estimate calculator.

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.

Meet the Chair

Dr. Brett Andrews

Dean of the School of Business


Contact Us

Office of Adult, Graduate, and Online Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13