School of Health and Medical Sciences

CAHME accreditedSeton Hall University's online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree program is a widely recognized graduate degree program for hospital and healthcare management professionals. It is an innovative, student-centered program that uses a cohort model where students progress through the program together as members of a Learning Team.

As an online student, you truly get the best of both worlds: a dynamic, web-based learning experience grounded in the 150-year history and tradition of Seton Hall University.

For important facts about the cost of the MHA degree, the number of students who have applied and been admitted to our program, graduation rates and placement rates, click here »

Program Highlights:

  • Our MHA courses highlight today's most important healthcare topics and current issues
  • Our professors collaborate with seasoned healthcare practitioners to add real-world experiences into the curriculum
  • Our Learning Teams are small, with no more than 15-20 students in each
  • The online program combines the flexibility of online courses with in-person residencies to maximize learning outcomes
  • Our graduates go on to become leaders in diverse healthcare positions

Ruqayyah Ahmed ʼ11/M.H.A. ʼ13

Feature Video: Alumna Ruqayyah Khan '11, MHA '13, talks about her invaluable experiences in the Master of Healthcare Administration program.



Learning Areas:

The MHA program's objective is to prepare managers for leadership roles in the healthcare industry by providing an intensive, high-quality, graduate-level educational experience. This is achieved by focusing on six key areas:

  • Understanding the Healthcare Environment
  • Managing Change
  • Financial Competencies
  • Decision Making
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Analysis

Who Should Apply?

The MHA program draws individuals from varied healthcare organizations including hospitals, assisted living facilities, managed care organizations, healthcare systems and pharmaceutical companies, in addition to clinical professionals and military personnel. While mid- to senior-level professionals in healthcare and related fields comprise a large number of applicants, individuals who are highly motivated and disciplined, and who have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, are welcome to apply for admissions consideration.

The online MHA program is now accepting applications for Spring 2015 enrollment (Learning Teams meet for Orientation Residency from March 4-8, 2015). Apply now »


Advances in distance learning have created abundant opportunities for busy professionals who wish to pursue higher education. Through the online MHA program, you can take advantage of Seton Hall's leadership in online education to get ahead in your career, wherever there is an internet connection or wireless hotspot. We know the importance of "anytime, anywhere" education. Utilizing state-of-the-art online learning technologies in a highly interactive educational environment, our programs are built on practical, rigorous curricula.

Graduate Certificate of Healthcare Administration

The online Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration is a non-matriculating program. It is designed for individuals who would like to explore a career in healthcare administration, who already have a graduate degree but need to develop specific healthcare management skills, or who would like to enroll in a selected set of graduate healthcare administration courses. Learn more about the online certificate; an on-campus certificate option is also available

Patrick McDermott, M.A.

Director of Graduate Admissions (SHMS)
(973) 275-2062

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