Health Services Administration

Value of the MHSA from Xavier University: Fact Sheet

Value of the Master of Health Services Administration from Xavier University

 

Xavier University's MHSA program is one of only seven elite programs in the country that still requires the full third-year administrative residency. Xavier MHSA is CAHME accredited and the national inaugural winner of prestigious CAHME awards in 2016 for healthcare leadership development excellence and 2017 for sustainability. The purpose of our master's program is to get you to your career "prize", and we feel that this scholar/practitioner approach prepares students best for the future.

 

Consider the following:

Cost of Tuition

$685 per credit hour (2020-2021 academic year)

Full-Time MHSA: 66 total credit hours $685 x 66 = $45,210‬ total program cost

 

Executive MHSA: 42 total credit hours $685 x 42 = $28,770 total program cost

 

Residency Experience + Stipend

  • Full 8-12 month paid residency (Xavier is one of only seven programs in the country still requiring this third year)
  • Average residency stipend: $46,000
  • 80% of Xavier MHSA residents are offered jobs at their place of residency
  • Real-life experience as a healthcare executive for up to one full year - this type of learning cannot be taught in the classroom
  • More than 150 approved residency sites throughout the United States
  • Preceptors: Higher-level managers who work closely with our students throughout the residency
  • Instant resume builder

 

Internship Experience

  • 2-3 month voluntary internship completed during the summer between years 1 and 2 in the program (highly recommended)
  • Many internship opportunities are paid
  • Cincinnati-area as well as national internship opportunities

 

Job Placement Rate

  • 100% job placement rate within 3 months of graduation
  • Average starting salary: estimate of $66,000, which is $20,000 more than the residency stipend

 

Scholarships and Assistantships

  • Internal Scholarships are available
  • External Scholarships are available
  • GA Opportunities

 

Alumni Network

  • Strong alumni base: 1,690 Xavier MHSA Alumni nationwide
  • 35% of MHSA alumni hold C-suite (CEO, CFO, etc.) or VP positions in healthcare
  • Many of our alumni serve as preceptors to MHSA residents
  • Frequent opportunities throughout the program to network with local and nationally-based alumni

 

MHSA Faculty

  • 6 Full-Time MHSA faculty members who are now or who have been practitioners in the field
  • Adjunct faculty members are specialized practitioners in healthcare
  • Small class sizes ensure students receive one-on-one attention with all faculty members
  • Student to Faculty Ratio per class → 12:1
  • All classes are taught by practitioners; No Teacher Assistants/Graduate Assistants used as instructors