Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Do you have a head for business and a heart for healthcare? The Suffolk MHA program aims to inspire students who are passionate about healthcare and want to improve the health of individuals and communities. Our program provides the highest quality teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and engagement in the healthcare community. Learn about—and be a part of—Boston’s dynamic world-class healthcare industry with a Suffolk MHA.


While earning your MHA at Suffolk, you’ll:

  • Learn from healthcare industry experts who are a mix of recognized scholars who integrate their research into their courses, and practitioners who draw from their extensive leadership and management experience
  • Study from a curriculum that aligns with professional practice, and gain essential knowledge and skills in key areas for the evolving healthcare industry
  • Have opportunities to gain hands-on experience in key areas for the evolving healthcare industry
  • Connect with healthcare organizations in and around Boston and the Suffolk alumni who work there, and generate opportunities to develop your career
  • Take courses, either on campus or online, to meet your schedule needs and maximize your learning.

Whether you’re a healthcare professional seeking to advance your career or someone who aspires to become a healthcare professional, the Suffolk MHA gives you the specialized knowledge and skills to succeed in today’s competitive healthcare environment.

MHA Program Overview

Suffolk's Master's in Healthcare Administration

Our MHA Program focuses on critical areas of healthcare administration by providing an understanding of the dynamic healthcare environment, how to make informed decisions on critical healthcare issues, and how to utilize big data for healthcare management. Strengthen your capabilities to advance your career, achieve your goals, be an active participant in the healthcare community, and gain the knowledge and skills for effectively managing people, projects, and organizations.

Suffolk’s MHA Program is the only MHA program in New England that’s accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). This accreditation attests to the scope, quality, and continuous improvement of the education you will receive.

In as few as 16 months full-time, 20 months part-time, or 28 months online our MHA graduates go on to pursue rewarding and successful careers as healthcare executives, administrators, managers, marketing and sales specialists, policy analysts, legislative aides, and more.

Curriculum & Coursework

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.

View the Master of Healthcare Administration curriculum.

Advising & Other Resources

Suffolk University offers graduate students—incoming, current, and alumni—help with navigating financial aid and payments, searching for career opportunities, and building a strong professional network. Our Graduate Student Services team supports you every step of the way with various services including application advising, financial aid counseling, international student resources, and other resources such as the Career Development Center or the Center for Learning and Academic Success. We also offer you value-added professional development workshops to bolster your experiential education and other professional skills while studying at Suffolk University

Applying to Suffolk's MHA

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: March 15 (priority), then rolling

Spring Semester: October 15 (priority), then rolling

Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Note: Deadlines may differ for applications to the Online MHA Program.

Application Materials

  • Completed online application
  • $50 Application Fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary education
  • Resume
  • Goal Statement (essay)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (learn more)
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores are not required
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic Scores (international students only)

Cost of Graduate School at Suffolk

Tuition (2019-2020) Full-Time, per semester $17,565
Cost Per Credit (2019-2020) For Part-Time students $1,171

MHA Program Aims

Building on the missions of Suffolk University and the Sawyer Business School for delivering excellence in education, scholarship, and research, the Healthcare Administration Programs–MHA, MBA/Health and MPA with a concentration in Community Health–provide powerful, innovative, and enduring learning experiences for students aspiring to lead and manage healthcare organizations of compassion, quality, and value in the 21st Century.

The Healthcare Administration Programs are designed to nurture each student’s potential as a healthcare leader and/or manager by engaging her or him in the key issues, challenges, opportunities, and requirements for success in healthcare. Through cutting-edge academic and hands-on learning, students develop the analytic and strategic skills needed to transform organizations, build relationships, and strengthen organizational performance.

We inspire and develop healthcare professionals to skillfully and ethically lead and manage the delivery of healthcare, always seeking to drive improvement. We integrate theoretical and practical knowledge, utilizing our relationships with Boston’s world-class healthcare organizations to facilitate exceptional learning, engagement in the healthcare community, and career development. Our students have diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, and they come from the United States and other countries. Some are new to healthcare, while others already work in the field. We strive to enable all of them to succeed.

Suffolk University will have the preferred MHA Program in the Northeastern United States. We will serve a diverse group of students who are committed to their professional development and success as well as to being agents of innovation and transformation who are improving the healthcare delivery system and the health of communities. Our MHA Program will take graduate education to new levels of performance and creativity by providing inspiring and innovative learning experiences in classrooms and in healthcare organizations, utilizing our talented faculty members as well as healthcare professionals who serve our students.

Students First

Our students are our top priority, and we strive to do everything possible to support their intellectual and professional development and enable them to realize their dreams.


As an academic community, we are committed to exploring the healthcare field and sharing our findings with our students in courses and with the larger healthcare community through publications and presentations.


Faculty members and students are co-owners and co-creators of our overall learning experience and every course; therefore, everyone is expected to invest in each other’s learning and success.

Critical and Creative Thinking

We strive to provoke new ideas and ways of thinking, we stimulate and support inquiry and different points of view, and we honor each other in real learning. We seek understanding, not just getting the “right” answers.


We strive to deliver a superior educational experience, helping our students to develop the knowledge and insight they need to be successful healthcare professionals and agents of change.


We seek to adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and personal responsibility, and we encourage and guide our students to do the same.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to diversity and inclusion by embracing their many forms. We strive to empower our students to be healthcare professionals who value diversity and pluralism in people and opinions.


We encourage our students to further their development and expand their networks by being involved in healthcare professional organizations. Our faculty members serve the healthcare community by being involved in healthcare and professional organizations.

Community Partnerships and Networking

We develop educational and business partnerships in the healthcare community in order to provide students and alumni with learning and networking opportunities.

View the MHA Core Competencies in the Suffolk University Graduate Catalog.

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.

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