The MHA degree prepares graduates for leadership and management positions in the increasingly complex and dynamic healthcare industry. Designed for professionals who whish to advance in their management careers or individuals interested in pursuing a healthcare management career, it draws students from a broad array of health service organizations such as healthcare systems, hospitals, assisted living facilities, medical group practices, managed care organizations, home care agencies, pharmaceutical companies, management consulting firms and industries that supply services to healthcare organizations. Generally, students interested in management careers in healthcare provider agencies (such as hospitals, and physician practices) have opted for the MHA.
MHA Alumni Career Spotlight
We have lots of great alumni working across the broad spectrum that is public service. To learn about some of our alumni, what they do and what they have to say about the program, click here.
MHA Honor Society Induction Ceremony
On April 28, 2012, 10 MHA students were inducted into the honor society Upsilon Phi Delta by Dr. Anne Hewitt, MHA Program Director and Associate Professor. Monsignor Richard M. Liddy, Ph. D. provided the keynote address for the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program's honor society induction on Thursday, April 28, 2012. As part of the Upsilon Phi Delta induction ceremony, Monsignor Liddy spoke about a conversation in civil society.
Monsignor Liddy provided the keynote address for the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program's honor society induction on Thursday, April 28, 2012. As part of the Upsilon Phi Delta induction ceremony, Monsignor Liddy spoke about a conversation in civil society. He is the University's Professor of Catholic Thought and Culture and Director of the Center for Catholic Studies. Previously he was the rector of Immaculate Conception Seminary/School if Theology and spiritual director at the North American College in Rome.
Upsilon Phi Delta, is the national honor society for students in healthcare administration. The name is derived from the Greek words for health, care and administration (or leadership). The founders of the society emphasize that health is the objective of our work; that caring is an essential trait of all people in health care and that leadership is the essential trait of those would lead and manage our healthcare systems.
The Pi Chapter of Upsilon Phi Delta was established in 2004 by the MHA program at Seton Hall University. At the May 4, 2011 ceremony, 22 MHA students were inducted into the honor society by Dr. Anne Hewitt, MHA Program Director and Associate Professor.
MHA Current Student Spotlight
Marisa Scolamiero MHA '12 completed her undergrad with a B.A. in English and
a minor in political science. She initially planned on going to law school or
pursuing a Masters degree in business but she decided to pursue a MHA degree
instead. She chose to get an MHA degree instead because her family has a large
medical practice where she has been working since the age of 16. She figured a
Masters degree in Healthcare Administration can help her run the practice in the
near future. She currently works as the assistant to the medical director and
also she does medical billing as well. Her favorite course to date is Healthcare
Ethics & Legal Aspects. She believes ethical dilemmas come up in healthcare
all the time & it's important to be able to recognize them & learn how
to deal with them as well as know legally what you are allowed to do, what your
rights are & exactly what you are responsible for. Marisa plans to keep
working at the family practice after she graduates and hopes to have the letters
C.E.O attached her name in the near future.
Corey Schard MHA '11 graduated from Texas Tech University with a Political
Science and Economics degree. He moved from Texas to New Jersey to complete his
Master’s in Healthcare Administration at Seton Hall University. While pursing
his MHA degree he interned for Senator Frank Lautenberg and Robert Wood Johnson
University Hospital-Rahway in Strategic Development & Marketing. His
favorite MHA course is Healthcare Policy; he finds it interesting and
informative to understand how the healthcare industry is to be affected by
recent reforms. Corey’s future plan is to work in the Houston Medical Center in
a Strategic Planning role.
Voula Argitis MHA '12 is currently enrolled in the MHA program. She received
her undergraduate degree in business from Montclair State University and an MBA
from Seton Hall. Voula is currently working as a Business Manager for the dept.
of Pediatrics at Hackensack University Medical Center, and will continue her
work in a Healthcare organization upon completion of her degree.
Cerstin Wolf, MHA ’12 is currently enrolled in our Master of Healthcare
Administration Program. Cerstin graduated Cum Laude from Fairfield University
with a B.A. in English and a double minor in Management and Business Law. After
interning for several non-profit organizations, Cerstin decided to continue her
studies at Seton Hall University. Because the program offered a diverse array of
business and healthcare delivery classes, she knew Seton Hall was a good fit and
would continue to prepare her for a managerial role. Cerstin is currently
working for the Freshman Studies Department as a Graduate Assistant. Upon
completion of her degree, Cerstin plans on working for a hospital
Mandy Damoah MHA'12 is currently enrolled in the MHA program. She received her
undergraduate degree from Rutgers University with a B.A in Public Health. While
in Rutgers University she was a member of Bloustein Public Service Association
(BPSA).Upon completion of her degree, she plan on working towards her Nursing
Home Administrative certificate.
Wayne Kellam MHA '13 is currently enrolled in the MHA program. Wayne received
his B.A from Rutgers University in Communication and minored in Environmental
Policy Institutions and Behavior. Currently Wayne is a practice assistant and
patient access representative at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. As a student in
the MHA program, Wayne enjoys his Healthcare Management course. This class
allows Wayne to focus on different healthcare aspects of decision making,
strategic planning, and important management tools. All of these entities are
preparing him for his future endeavors in the healthcare field. With a MHA
degree, Wayne plans on becoming a healthcare administrator for a hospital
organization where his mission focuses on providing quality care for the
Veronica Vasquez, 05, MHA '13 graduated Seton Hall University with a Bachelor
of Arts, in Spanish and minor in Art History in 2005. She became involved in the
Healthcare field in the year 2003 and loved it from the moment she stepped into
the ER environment. She is currently a Home Healthcare Coordinator for a nursing
company. She loves what she do and the most rewarding feeling she gets when she
help those who can't help themselves. Her favorite MHA course is Healthcare
Management because it gave her new insights and clarification on proper protocol
and procedures on the management level. The case study assessments she did in
the class enhanced her knowledge on proper protocol for different critical
incidents. Upon receiving her MHA degree, Veronica plans to join an institution
that will allow her to continue growing and enhancing her newly obtained degree
Qiusha Shen MHA '13 is currently enrolled in the MHA program. She received
her undergraduate degree from Shanghai University with a B.A. in Broadcast and
television directing. After she graduated from Shanghai University, she worked
in Shanghai TV station as an assistant director, editor and journalist for three
years. During the 3 years spent working, she got the opportunity to interview a
lot of doctors and patients in China. This made her realize that the Healthcare
industry will be an important industry in the future. Upon the completion of her
degree, Qiusha’s plans on working for hospital or a non-profit organization as a