The graduate program in health services administration (GPHSA) was established in 1958 and has a strong tradition of success in the field of health services administration. Upon successful completion of the program coursework and the administrative residency or practicum, students are awarded a master of health services administration (MHSA) degree. The program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
Xavier's Health Services Administration Graduate program has an excellent national reputation and is the only program in the country to have received inaugural CAHME awards two years in a row.
Paid Administrative Residency
Our graduate program offers a paid 8-12 month administrative residency under the preceptorship of senior level management (presidents, vice presidents, chief executive officers). The annual residency stipend our students received in 2018 was $43,000.
We have an alumni base more than 1,600 strong around the United States and in several foreign countries, many in significant leadership positions in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, group practices, consulting firms, VA health systems and long-term care facilities.
Small Class Size
Xavier's Health Services Administration program has small class sizes, which offer a personal touch from GPHSA faculty and staff who are genuinely committed to providing each student with the time and expertise needed to succeed.
Our program has been accredited by CAHME (formerly ACEHSA) every year since 1968 when accreditation began.