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Housed in the Department of Health Professions, the MHA is built on almost 50 years of experience preparing students for the health care industry.
Be a part of the new generation of health care leaders with an MHA degree at MSU Denver. The MHA provides you with a new online experience backed by years of tradition. Students have the flexibility of online work with the power of live interaction with your professors.
The power of our program is the diversity of our students and faculty. They share one thing in common: a passion to improve the health of our community.
Want to learn more about the MHA program from the experts?
Join us for a MHA Virtual Meet and Greet on Wednesday, November 3 from 5:30- 7 p.m. MDT.
During this event you will explore our program while meeting our program director, current students, alumni and faculty!
As a bonus, everyone who attends the entire event will be entered in for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card!
MSU Denver MHA graduates have a variety of health care career opportunities as leaders in public, private and government sectors. Below are a few examples:
Our students and alumni work in a variety of organizations including, but not limited to:
MHA students will learn the fundamentals of health care administration, including its history, current topics and trends, and debates around the future. Students will develop competency in health care finance, economics, law and ethics, research, human resources, organizational development, marketing, and strategy.
Each member of our faculty and staff is dedicated to the success of each student and alumni of the program. Visit our faculty & staff page to learn more.
Applying is simple! The GRE/GMAT is not required. Before applying, please review our admissions page linked below. Then submit the application for either Fall or Spring semester.
Our students come from diverse backgrounds and have experience both in and out of the health care field.
"The MHA program at MSU is not easy, but when I have stubbled, faltered, or fallen, the professors and support staff were there to lift me up. I have learned a lot about healthcare and a lot about leadership. This is an amazing program that has not only prepared me for the future but also connected me to a network of amazing individuals. "
"The MHA program has people who create a change for the better in health care and are excited to do so. The faculty is very supportive , not only they help you academically and understanding the books but then challenge you with in real life situations in the health care field . Everyone in the program shares the same mission to create change for the better in U.S. health care."
"I completed the MHA program on the accelerated track in 2020. While it was a lot of work, I learned so much and was anxious to enter the healthcare field. I dream to be a CEO of a hospital one day and I know the MHA program is exactly what I needed to help me get there!"
“I wanted to maximize my experience. I did that by going to nearly every event the program put on and really engaged with the staff and my classmates – both groups were absolutely amazing, caring people.”
"I fulfilled a lifelong goal at age 55, earning a master's degree. My goal for choosing the MHA program was to understand the bigger picture about healthcare systems in the U.S. and determine how to bring equity to healthcare. The MHA program's faculty, staff, and students provided incredible support & encouragement during & after the program."
"The MHA program allowed me to connect what I was learning in the classroom to what was actually happening in the field by learning from instructors that work/ed in the field, through class discussions with peers, guest speakers, panels, site tours, and residency opportunities. It provided different learning environments and had the flexibility to allow students to make the most of their education experience. I love that the program brings together many working adults. The faculty and staff are incredible!"
The MHA program prepares students to lead rewarding careers in health care. With the intense growth of the health care industry, educated leaders are in constant demand. According to the 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Managers of Medical and Health Services earn a median annual wage of $104,280 and the job outlook is expected to grow 32 percent from 2019 to 2029 (much higher than average).
The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) presented MSU Denver’s MHA Program, Program of the Year. MSU Denver’s MHA Program was selected based on network participation, meeting attendance, committee involvement, and leadership.
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The Department of Health Professions is located:
Auraria Campus, West Classroom #239
Department of Health Professions
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus Box 33, PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362