Master of Health Services Administration

MHSA Distinctions

Xavier University's Graduate Program in Health Services Administration continues to distinguish itself on a local as well as national basis. Below is a list of MHSA awards and distinctions in recent years:

2021

  • Ranked #12 of "The Top 48 Master's in Health Services Degree Programs" and named the "Best for Dual Degree with MBA" program by Intelligent.com
  • Ranked #21 for "The Best Master's in Healthcare Administration" and named the "Best Catholic Institution" by Intelligent.com

2020

  • Bishop Fenwick Teacher of the Year Award - Dr. Eddie Hooker, MD

2019

2018

2017

2016

  • CAHME/Ascension "Award for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Development" - Inaugural Winner
  • OSU Case Competition - 3rd Place Team - Kelly Kleier '18, Emily Harmeling '18, Tony Grisafo '18, Nate Kunce '18 (alternate), Tara Haskell '17 (student coach)
  • International Innovation Olympics - 3rd Place - Joe Hayden '18, Siah McCabe '18, Abby Scharrer '18, Angela Sims '18, Jennifer Terry '18
  • Corris Boyd AUPHA/HCA Scholarship (2 national winners) - Patara Williams '19
  • JOURNAL OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION EDUCATION - Peer Reviewer of the Year - Inaugural Winner - Dr. Eddie Hooker
  • MODERN HEALTHCARE Largest Masters Programs in Health Administration - Ranked 11th of 24
  • Top Schools for Healthcare Administration Degree - Ranked 14th of 40
  • CAHME Re-Accreditation - Maximum 7 years
  • Peer-Reviewed Student Research selected for American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver CO, November 1, 2016, "Tattoo and piercing policy in healthcare organizations" - poster presentation - Mariah Mitchell '18M, Marki Travelstead '18M, Dustin Ward '18M, Kathryn Weiskircher '18M, and Addison Wille '18M, with Dr. Eddie Hooker
  • Peer-Reviewed Student Research selected for American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver CO, November 1, 2016, "Healthy Behaviors are less likely in areas of Concentrated Disadvantage" - oral presentation in conjunction with the Hamilton County Health Department - Nate Kunce '18M, Siah McCabe '18M, Eric Stiene '18M, and Jennifer Terry '18M, with Dr. Eddie Hooker
  • Peer-Reviewed Student Research selected for American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver CO, November 2, 2016, "Relation of alcohol, tobacco, and fruit and vegetable purchases to concentrated disadvantaged in an urban county population" - poster presentation in conjunction with the Hamilton County Health Department - Damien Banks '18M, Emily Harmeling '18M, Kelly Kleier '18M, and Anne Mitchell '18M, with Dr. Eddie Hooker

2015

  • Foster G. McGaw Scholarship (9 national winners) - Tara Haskell '17
  • CINCO Innovative Educator Award at Xavier University - Runners-Up - Professors Karen Kent and Tom Ruthemeyer
  • OSU Case Competition - 3rd Place Team - Jamie Horne '17, Yogita Pradhan '17, Andrew Rehagen '17, Sadath Hussain '17 (alternate), Andrew Jackson '16 (student coach)
  • International Innovation Olympics - Winner - Kyle Connolly '17, Sam Kloeker '18, Tara Scarborough '17, Glenn Schneider '17, Jessica Zoeller
  • White House Rural Council Appointee - Nikki King '17
  • MODERN HEALTHCARE Largest Grad. Schools - Phys Execs - Ranked 11th of 25
  • Top Masters Degree Programs in Health Care Management - Ranked 12th of 20
  • Great Healthcare Management Programs in Urban/Metro Areas - Ranked 17th of 25
  • Most Innovative Healthcare Administration Program - Ranked 24th of 50
  • USNEWS Best Healthcare Management Programs - Ranked 29th of 50
  • Peer-Reviewed Student Research selected for American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, November 4, 2015, "School-based health centers improve immunization rates of Asthmatic Children" - oral presentation in conjunction with the Cincinnati Health Department - Eric James '17M, Zachary Oglesby '17M, and Yogita Pradham '17M, with Dr. Eddie Hooker

2014

  • CINCO Innovative Educator Award at Xavier University - Winner - Dr. Rick Browne

2013

  • Foster G. McGaw Scholarship (12 national winners) - Ryan Moran '15
  • OSU Case Competition - 2nd Place Team - Blke McCormick '15, Krista Randolph Starvaggi '15, Whitney Weber '15, Wes Kruse '15 (althernate), Lucas Croswell '14 (student coach)
  • Most Engaged Alumni Group - 3rd in the USA - XUGPHSA Alumni Association

2011

  • "Collaborative Volunteer Award" - Cincinnati Health Collaborative - Dr. Eddie Hooker
  • Peer-Reviewed Student Research selected for American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Wash DC, October 31, 2011, "Poor variety and poor quality food choices are the main reason why inner-city high school students do not participate in school lunch programs" - oral presentation in conjunction with the Cincinnati Health Department - Ryan Jastromb '12M, Anthony Lelito '12M, Sarah Saneii '12M and Dane Schaeffer '12M, with Dr. Eddie Hooker
  • Peer-Reviewed Student Research selected for American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Wash DC, October 31, 2011, "Chronic Care Model for diabetes management improves diabetes care in an indigent inner-city population" - poster presentation in conjunction with the Cincinnati Health Department - Tara Burt '12M, Brandon Elmer '12M, Robert Jastromb '12M, Chris Stahl '12M, and Zachary Treister '12M, with Dr. Eddie Hooker
  • Peer-Reviewed Student Research selected for American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Wash DC, November 1, 2011, "Blood Lead Levels between 5 and 9 micrograms per deciliter are associated with developmental delay, as measured by the Denver II developmental screening test" - oral presentation in conjunction with the Cincinnati Health Department - Jeff Armada '12M, Monica Burns '12M, Nicholas Lander '12M, and Aaron Senich '12M, with Dr. Eddie Hooker