Online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Gain the knowledge, skills, and personalized support you need to be an effective healthcare leader. Based in downtown Boston, a global hub for healthcare, the CAHME-accredited online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) at Suffolk University prepares you to either join—or accelerate your career in—one of the fastest-growing industries.

The Spring 2022 deadline has passed. We are currently welcoming applications for Fall 2022.

Earn Your MHA Online

You’ll learn from faculty members who teach essential healthcare leadership and management skills through both academic and experiential learning. You’ll gain a systemic understanding of the dynamic healthcare field. And you’ll develop the knowledge and skills needed to identify and analyze challenges facing healthcare organizations and to create strategic and operational solutions to address them.

To help boost your career, Suffolk’s online MHA Program will connect you to leading experts in your field, and our Mentor Program will pair you with an accomplished healthcare professional to help ensure your success. The result? You’ll graduate with a top-tier Master of Healthcare Administration degree and beneficial connections to world-class healthcare organizations.

Attributes of the online MHA Program include:

  • 7 weeks per course
  • Asynchronous learning, ensuring flexibility to meet your needs
  • Optional live chats with professors and classmates
  • 27 months to completion
  • 3-credit internship for students without experience in the Healthcare Industry
  • Accreditation from CAHME, the body that oversees graduate programs in healthcare management in the United States and Canada

View the MHA Online curriculum

A Custom-Designed Program

Of the three MHA programs in New England that are accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), Suffolk has two: our online MHA and our on-campus MHA. See why that accreditation is so important to your education...and maybe your future employment.

Download video transcript [PDF]

MHA Concentrations

Healthcare Operations Management
The operations management track prepares healthcare professionals to lead and implement operational excellence in their organizations. Students in this track will acquire knowledge and develop skills in supply chain management, project management, and data analytics. By the time they graduate, students are required to attain Green Belt Lean Six Sigma Certification.

Quality and Patient Safety
Students in this track gain skills needed to improve the quality of care and patient safety at their organizations. Students are prepared to analyze healthcare data, apply conceptual models to assess performance, and lead organizational improvement.

Healthcare Data Analytics
The healthcare data analytics track provides students with training in quantitative methods. Students gain computing skills which allow them to analyze, visualize and report healthcare data to make evidence-based decisions.

Put Patients and Providers First

Suffolk’s online MHA Program prepares you with thorough knowledge of key business elements to develop strategies, manage operations, and implement innovations—all while keeping the needs of patients and providers front and center.

  • Health systems: Develop an understanding of the dynamic healthcare environment, including the unique roles of patients, providers, and payers
  • Operations and strategic management: Gain the knowledge and skills for managing people, projects, and organizations in vital areas, including quality and patient safety, finance, human resources, innovation, and strategy
  • Evidence-based decision-making: Learn and apply methods to make informed decisions on critical healthcare issues and utilize big data for healthcare management
  • Leadership and organizational change: Develop your skills to help individuals, teams, and organizations to effectively and ethically achieve their goals

Applying to Suffolk's MHA Online Program

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: July 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
  • Spring Semester: December 1 (International Applicants), January 4 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling

Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

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

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 Application Fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Resume
  • Goal Statement (essay)
  • 2-minute video essay in response to a prompt (Instructions and the prompt will be provided in the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (learn more)
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores are not required
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic Scores (international students only)

Learn more about our full admission process

MHA Online (2022-2023)

Per credit: $1,231

Financial Aid for Graduate Study

Suffolk University is pleased to offer both merit- and need-based financial aid to graduate students—these awards can be up to $23,000 per academic year. Merit-based aid is awarded based on the applicant's academic credentials presented on the admission application. No separate application is required for merit consideration.

"With the Suffolk MHA degree, I would say my confidence level has significantly increased at work and in my conversations with physicians and others on so many different levels. It's given me the kind of preparation that makes me say, 'I can do this.'

So much of what I learned with the MHA was applicable to real life. Often in class I would say, 'Oh my gosh, this relates to what I’m doing at work!'"

April Calkins, MHA '22 Senior Manager, Procedural Inventory Operations, Mass General Brigham

A Custom-Designed Program

The Suffolk online MHA Program is tailored specifically to make the most of web-based learning. The curriculum, assignments, online postings, lectures, and classroom interactions have been deliberately fashioned to ensure dynamic, rewarding, and interactive student experiences.


Download video transcript [PDF]

An Industry That’s Always Looking for Smart Healthcare Professionals

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national mean wage estimates for medical and health services managers was $115,160
  • Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 18% from 2018 to 2028
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks medical and health services managers jobs as the #5 best business jobs in the U.S.

Learn from a Top-Ranked University in the Heart of Boston

Suffolk’s online MHA Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). CAHME is the gold standard for accreditation, signifying the high quality of accredited programs in healthcare administration.

Healthcare Administration Information Request

Loading...

Online MHA Highlights

In Excellent Health

A photo from in front of Mass General Hospital

Both our online and on-campus MHA programs have received seven-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the body that oversees graduate programs in healthcare management in the United States and Canada.