The Future of Healthcare. Today.
Our Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHA) program provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to lead a healthcare organization in the 21st century.
A flexible, cutting-edge 36 credit master’s degree in healthcare administration, our MSHA is the only such program in Connecticut – and one of just four in New England – that is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
The program, which provides a deep understanding of the past, present, and future of healthcare, will equip you with the skills necessary to identify challenges and changes in the healthcare system and to effectively address and respond to these issues.
By taking courses that cover the five domains of healthcare management you will have a strong foundation to equip you to work in today’s healthcare workforce. With four focus areas, you also can have the highly specialized knowledge that is desired by modern healthcare organizations.
Summer McGee, Ph.D., CPH
Dr. McGee has a Ph.D. in bioethics and health policy from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. She is a nationally recognized expert in health policy, management, and bioethics. She has published extensively on public participation in bioethics and public policy, public health ethics, research ethics, and the ethics of chronic pain.
The mission of the Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) program is to provide competency-based, graduate-level education in healthcare management that prepares you for early- to mid-level management positions in the global healthcare workforce.
The program endeavors to be nationally ranked among healthcare administration programs, be the program of choice for the Southern New England healthcare community, and be recognized by our peers, our alumni, and prospective employers.
The core values of the MSHA Program are:
Competency-Based Education: We ensure that all MSHA graduates have basic competencies in healthcare management.
Evidence-Based Curriculum and Pedagogy: Our faculty provide current healthcare industry knowledge based on the latest research and policies.
Global Awareness: We expose you to knowledge and experiences about health systems outside the U.S. and prepare you to work globally in healthcare.
Diversity: Our classrooms include early and mid-career health professionals, international medical graduates, and more. Nearly one-third of all MSHA students are minorities.
Leadership Development: We prepare you not just to work in healthcare but to be a leader within their organization or field.
Graduates of the MSHA program have a proven track record of creating successful careers in healthcare. Some decide to immediately enter the workforce while others pursue administrative fellowship programs or doctoral programs in public health, business, or healthcare management.
The MSHA Program reviews applications holistically taking into account a wide range of factors including previous GPA, work experience, statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation. Most students who matriculate to the MSHA Program have undergraduate GPAs of 3.3 or higher and average 2+ years of work experience.
Admissions Criteria and Application Materials
No GRE or GMAT score is required to apply to the MSHA Program.
- 3.0 undergraduate GPA or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning
- 250-word statement of purpose
- 2 letters of recommendation (professional or academic references only)
- Current resume or CV
- Current TOEFL or other language exam score (if non-native English speaker)
Typically, students who apply and are admitted to the MSHA Program have an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher.
- AY 2015-2015 Matriculant Average GPA: 3.47
- AY 2016-2017 Matriculant Average GPA: 3.32
- AY 2017-2018 Matriculant Average GPA: 3.27
Renowned and Dedicated Faculty
All faculty have a Ph.D. or a terminal degree in their field. Our faculty have combined more than 125+ years of experience in the field. They have studied at prestigious institutions such as Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, Harvard, and the University of Michigan.
Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development
All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.
From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.Learn More
The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a M.S. in Healthcare Administration, check out the Academic Catalog:
M.S. in Healthcare Administration
University of New Haven’s M.S. in Healthcare Administration Becomes Only Connecticut Program to Hold Prestigious Accreditation
Achieving accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) places the University in an elite group of 73 institutions in the United States.
Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Our graduate program in healthcare administration is the only CAHME-accredited program located between New York City and Boston. CAHME accreditation means that students in this program can be assured that they are receiving quality, competency-based education focused on outcomes. Students in our program are able to compete for national scholarships, in case competitions, and for post-graduate administrative fellowship opportunities that are open only to students in CAHME-accredited programs. When you attend the University of New Haven for your master's in healthcare administration, you are receiving the gold standard in healthcare management education.
Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
The MSHA program at the University of New Haven is an Associate Graduate Member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
The MSHA program at the University of New Haven is an Associate Graduate Member of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).Learn More
Upsilon Phi Delta
Upsilon Phi Delta is the national academic honor society for students in healthcare administration in the United States. The organization was formed in 1965 to further the profession of health administration and the professional competence and dedication of its members.
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