Full Time and Executive Program Options

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 two options of study:students looking at a computer

  • Full-time MHSA: Our full-time option consists of four semesters of classroom study on campus followed by a paid 8-12 month administrative residency experience in a health services facility under the guidance of a preceptor.
  • Executive MHSA: Our Executive MHSA (formerly called the "part-time program") option is designed to accommodate the needs of working professionals. This program consists of nine consecutive semesters of evening classes on campus, including a Master's Thesis.

The full-time option of study requires 64 credit hours for graduation that includes 54 hours of classroom study and 10 hours of residency project and masters project credits.

The Executive MHSA option of study requires 53 credit hours for graduation that includes 50 hours of classroom study and 3 hours of masters project credits.

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 (Summer between Years 1 and 2)
  • Graduate Administrative Residency (Third Year)