Healthcare AdministrationMaster of Science

“Before this program, I only knew healthcare from a clinical side,” said Kaitlyn Frenette '18 M.S., an EHR clinical applications analyst at Harbor Health Services in Boston. “Now I understand the management side, and I gained a comprehensive and diverse set of skills that's prepared me for my career."

The Future of Healthcare. Today.

Our Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHA) program provides you with the skills and knowledge they need to lead a healthcare organization in the 21st century. The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHA) at the University of New Haven offers a flexible, cutting-edge 36 credit master’s degree in healthcare administration. The program provides a deep understanding of the past, present and future of healthcare. We 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 Johnson McGee, Ph.D.

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.

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  • Misson, Vision & Values

    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.

  • Program Outcomes

    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.

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  • Admissions Standards

    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)
    Matriculant Profile

    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.

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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.

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Accreditation & Awards


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).

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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).

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    The University of New Haven Graduate School is an excellent value with reasonable tuition. Of course, you will still have bills to pay and the Financial Aid office can help.

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