Master of Health Administration, MHA
Become part of the new generation of health care leaders with a Master of Health Administration (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 work collaboratively to improve the health of our community.
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*MSU Denver's MHA program also serves former and active military veterans with any level of health care experience.
Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver
Built on the excellence established by MSU Denver, alongside Health Care industry leaders, the MHA was designed to help you expand your leadership skills in health care. Students will learn:
- Fundamentals of the health care system
- Administration and leadership
- Current topics, trends and sustainability
- Policy and compliance
- Operations, risk management, and quality improvement
- Marketing and strategy
- Research and statistical analysis
- Financial analysis
- Law and ethics
- Organizational behavior and change management
- Human resources
- Information systems
The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) awarded our MHA program as the "New Program of the Year for 2019."
Career Opportunities for Our Graduates
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 2018 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Managers of Medical and Health Services earn a median annual wage of $99,730 and the job outlook is expected to grow 18% from 2018-2028 (much higher than average).
MSU Denver MHA graduates have a variety of health care career opportunities as leaders in public, private and government sectors. The following are a few examples:
- Physician group practices
- Aging services and long-term care service sectors
- Home health agencies
- Health departments
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Health insurance providers
- Consulting firms
- Medical supply and equipment companies
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Red Cross
- American Hospital Association
Hear from our students:
“I feel my professors are as invested in my success in the program as I am and they are there to help me every step of the way”
Kaitlin Einhellig, MHA graduate, 2018
Faculty in the Master of Health Administration graduate degree program are as diverse as the students. With D.H.A.s, Ph.D.s, and J.D.s, they are highly experienced in a variety of health care fields. Plus, many of them earned their Health Care Management bachelor’s degrees from MSU Denver.
Dr. Amy Dore is a long-time Roadrunner, graduating from MSU Denver in 1996 with a B.S. in Health Care Management. After that, she earned her Master's of Health Systems from the University of Denver and then her Doctorate of Health Administration from Central Michigan University. When she's not educating the future leaders of the Health Care industry, Dr. Dore enjoys spending time outdoors, photography and spending time with her family.
Dr. Jeff Helton has worked 25 years as an executive in the health care industry; leading hospitals, health plans and integrated health systems. He earned his Ph.D. in Health Care Management at the University of Texas, his M.S. in Hospital and Health Administration at the University of Alabama Birmingham, and his B.B.A. in Health Care Administration at Eastern Kentucky University.
Having worked in numerous capacities in the health care arena, Kevin Zeiler started his career in EMS and continues his passion for educating at MSU Denver. Zeiler's interest in teaching include law, disparities and the financial implications of health care decision-making.
Dr. Erin Seedorf has taught at MSU Denver since 2010. She recently earned her Doctorate in Public Health, spending an extended period of time as a student and a teacher. Having taught courses in public health, program management, health care organization, health disparities and more, Dr. Seedorf's experience is highly valued by her students and peers.
Alumni at Work
Current students and alumni work in a variety of organizations including:
- Kaiser Permanente
- St. Anthony’s Hospital
- Veterans Administration
- Children’s Hospital Colorado
- Colorado Senior Lobby
- MHA Board member
- AARP Colorado
- Prime Health Colorado
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment