Master of Health Services Administration

The Graduate Program in Health Services Administration is a CAHME-accredited, nationally-ranked program preparing leaders in healthcare management. As one of only seven elite programs in the country requiring the full third year administrative residency, our graduates are readily employed. Contemporary course work covers the broad spectrum of health services administration skills, including healthcare management, financial, quantitative, strategic, clinical, policy, ethics and analytical proficiencies focused on leaders who make healthcare organizations better for persons who seek care.


All MHSA students obtain a paid administrative residency in their third year in the program.

Masters of Health Services Administration

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Full and Part Time Options

Our full-time option consists of four semesters of classroom study on campus followed by a paid 8-12 month administrative residency. Our part-time option is designed to accommodate the needs of working healthcare professionals.

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With a combination of the lessons learned in the classroom and real-world, professional experience, you'll develop academically and professionally.

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Certificate Programs

The Xavier certificate in health care management is designed for professionals currently employed at a health care organization and consists of four core courses and one or two electives taken on a part-time basis.

Features of the field experience in our full-time Master of Health Services Administration program.

  • An eight- to 12-month paid administrative residency.
  • An average residency stipend of $42,000 per year.
  • Focus on professional development both in the classroom and with real-world experiences.
  • Residencies can be at hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities and more.
  • Personal guidance from a faculty advisor and a preceptor during your residency.

Dual Degree with MBA

This concurrent degree option provides an opportunity for students to pursue an MBA degree in addition to a MHSA degree. The degree may be earned by pursuing additional hours of MBA graduate level course work through the Xavier Williams College of Business. Candidates for both degrees should declare their intentions when applying and submit one application to the graduate program in health services administration AND one application to the Williams College of Business. Concurrent degree candidates must be accepted to both the GPHSA and MBA programs. For further information about the MBA prerequisites and requirements, call 800-344-4698.

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