The Graduate Program in Health Services Administration is a CAHME-accredited, nationally-ranked program preparing leaders in healthcare management. As one of only seven elite programs in the country requiring the full third year administrative residency, our graduates are readily employed. Contemporary course work covers the broad spectrum of health services administration skills, including healthcare management, financial, quantitative, strategic, clinical, policy, ethics and analytical proficiencies focused on leaders who make healthcare organizations better for persons who seek care.
All MHSA students obtain a paid administrative residency in their third year in the program.
Our full-time option consists of four semesters of classroom study on campus followed by a paid 8-12 month administrative residency. Our part-time option is designed to accommodate the needs of working healthcare professionals.
With a combination of the lessons learned in the classroom and real-world, professional experience, you'll develop academically and professionally.
The Xavier certificate in health care management is designed for professionals currently employed at a health care organization and consists of four core courses and one or two electives taken on a part-time basis.
This concurrent degree option provides an opportunity for students to pursue an MBA degree in addition to a MHSA degree. The degree may be earned by pursuing additional hours of MBA graduate level course work through the Xavier Williams College of Business. Candidates for both degrees should declare their intentions when applying and submit one application to the graduate program in health services administration AND one application to the Williams College of Business. Concurrent degree candidates must be accepted to both the GPHSA and MBA programs. For further information about the MBA prerequisites and requirements, call 800-344-4698.
Hal Leftwich knew they were in trouble the moment the wave of water came across the parking lot and poured into the hospital’s first floor. They had followed their disaster plan—securing the building and their patients. They were ready. But Hurricane Katrina had other ideas.
Patara Williams gives thanks for her ability to turn her traumatic experience into an opportunity for growth and education. The truth is, Katrina changed her life.
"I loved Xavier’s Health Services Administration program. In it I found what I feel is my calling and true craft. In this industry, and in Xavier’s program, it’s all about making connections. Graduates spoke with our classes regularly and we connected with professionals in hospitals and care facilities. It wasn’t just about absorbing what’s in the textbooks."
Xavier's MHSA program is nationally ranked and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.
OF OUR MHSA PROGRAM GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED WITHIN 90 DAYS OF GRADUATION IN A HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE, MANAGEMENT, OR DECISION SUPPORT POSITION.
Average class size. Offering personal attention and faculty who are genuinely committed to providing each student with the time and expertise needed to succeed.