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Welcome to the MSU Denver Master of Health Administration (MHA) program website. The Mission of the MHA program is to serve early careerists or those seeking career transformations for leadership roles in healthcare administration.
First, health care administrators make significant contributions to the well-being of patients and people they serve. Second, whether you are interested in working in a large metropolitan hospital, a clinic in rural Colorado, a public health office, telehealth abroad, or aging services, there is a wide variety of career opportunities. Third, health care is a growing field that enables people to make a good living. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports in May 2020 the median annual wage was $104,280. Employment is projected to grow 32 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
The campus is a vibrant environment in the heart of downtown Denver. As you walk through campus it is common to hear different languages, see diverse groups of students, faculty and staff. The broader Denver community includes museums, art galleries, public parks and gardens, the Denver Zoo, an international airport, as well as great dining, and shopping. In addition, Colorado is recognized as a world destination for year-round outdoor activities. Whether you are new to health care or a health care administrator looking to further your career, our purpose at the MHA program is to help you achieve your goals. Thank you for taking time to visit the website.
Garrett Chism, MBA, EMT-P
Our students come from diverse backgrounds and have experience both in and out of the health care field.
The mission of the Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program is to serve early careerists or those seeking career transformations for leadership roles in health care management.
Our curriculum includes an emphasis on health administration practice, management, leadership, marketing, operations, and policy of the health and wellness industry. This curriculum prepares graduates for increasing job experiences and to be contributors in the field of health care. We believe in lifelong learning and our core competencies assist students and alumni the ability to interpret and solve health care challenges facing our society. We encourage students to seek learning opportunities beyond didactic learning and incorporate service learning and hands-on learning into our core MHA curriculum to achieve this goal.
Diversity & Culture: Demonstrate standards of diversity and inclusive excellence through embedded systemic practices that promotes collaboration, trust, integrity, mentorship, and scholarship.
Access: Support student success by providing user-friendly, high-value educational opportunities through key platforms and resources to promote the success of our student population.
Respect & Stewardship: Embracing a culture that supports differing beliefs, perspectives, and thoughts where students feel valued and engaged in an environment of empowerment, trust, inclusion, and fairness.
Community & Engagement: Leverage public-private partnerships for the mutual benefit of Metropolitan State University of Denver, MHA students, and community partners to prepare civic-minded students and alumni towards the common goal of improving health outcomes within our healthcare industry.
Excellence & Innovation: Enhance student success through relevant curriculum, highly qualified faculty, interprofessional learning experiences, targeted student support services and programmatic innovation.
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, including Colorado and 18 other states. The mission of the HLC is to serve the common good by assuring and advancing the quality of higher learning. For more information, please visit the Higher Learning Commission.
The MSU Denver MHA program is an Associate Graduate Program Member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
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.
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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
1201 5th St. Campus Box 33
Denver, CO 80204