MHSA Program Information

Health Services Administration - Program Overview

Our curriculum provides you with a strong foundation of management, financial and quantitative skills, and enhances your ability to succeed in health care management through course work in areas such as epidemiology, clinical management, ethics, health policy analysis, physician relations, managed care and integrated health delivery systems, population-based planning and provider payment strategies.

The graduate program offers you three options of study: 

  • Full-Time MHSA
    • Full-time
    • On campus
    • 3 year completion
    • Residency/Fellowship included
    • Entry level and professionals seeking a career change
  • Executive MHSA 
    • Flexible part-time
    • Online
    • Average 2-3 year completion; up to 5 years
    • For experienced healthcare professionals
  • MHSA/MBA Dual Degree
    • Full-time
    • On campus (MHSA courses)
    • On campus or online MBA courses
    • 3 year completion
    • Residency/Fellowship included
    • Entry level and professionals seeking a career change

Find Your Fit on the MHSA Program Options page.


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Scholar-Practitioner Model

The Xavier MHSA program is committed to preparing students for their career paths by combining the lessons learned in the classroom with real-world, professional experience. Below are some examples of how professional development is integrated into XUGPHSA:

  • Professional Development Courses 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Graduate Coursework Projects (Capstone, Philanthropy, project work in local healthcare organizations)
  • ACHE Graduate Student Chapter
  • GOHLF (Greater Ohio Healthcare Leaders Forum) participation in regional ACHE Chapter
  • MHSA Connect (Connects Graduate students with MHSA Alumni)
  • HSA Student Connections (BSHSA students with MHSA students)
  • HIP (Healthcare in Practice) inter-professional learning opportunities for all health-related students at Xavier
  • Community Service Experiences
  • Graduate Internship Experiences
  • Graduate Administrative Residency (Third Year of the Full-Time Track)

Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Methods

  • The program utilizes a variety of teaching methods including lectures, case studies, community based projects, and group work.
  • The program utilizes a variety of assessment methods including exams, case studies, presentations, and research papers.