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Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Healthcare Administration

Image of a badge for the Best Grad Schools for US News and World Report-Healthcare Management Offered both online/hybrid and on-campus since 1997, our Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program prepares students for leadership and management positions in today's complex, dynamic healthcare industry. The use of online/hybrid designation attests to the required three intensive residencies for online education. This 42-credit program is the only MHA program of its kind (online/hybrid and on-campus) in New Jersey accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Our students represent many diverse areas of the health industry, including hospitals, healthcare systems, assisted-living facilities, insurance organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and many other healthcare institutions.

The MHA students' diverse backgrounds and experiences foster lively, enlightening class discussions and build strong professional networks. Whether you take the program online/hybrid or on campus, you will benefit from Seton Hall's proximity to New York City, and New Jersey's pharmaceutical and biotechnology corridor, building networking opportunities and strong relationships with some of the industry's biggest players.

Seton Hall University's Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program is widely recognized for its exceptional curriculum. The program uses textbooks written by its faculty, who are renowned for their contributions to healthcare administration programs across the country. The program offers unique, practical courses like Research Methods and Emergency Management, which include certifications as part of the critical assignments. This enhances the practical education of health administration degree students. The program has a strong alumni network and has established partnerships with ACHE-NJ and HPMSNJ. The program supports public health system management and health policy learning through mentorship and guidance. Graduates of this program are often placed in management, director, or senior analyst positions, benefiting from extensive alumni networking and career placement opportunities.

Why Earn a Masters in Healthcare Administration?

Earning a Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA degree) prepares graduates for leadership roles within the healthcare sector, enhancing their skills in management health policy and the operation of the public health system. This health administration degree equips professionals to navigate complex healthcare environments effectively, optimizing patient care and facility operations. Career outcomes include positions in hospital administration, health information management, and consultancy, offering significant contributions to the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery systems.

The School of Health and Medical Sciences is offering full-time employees of the following organizations a 25% tuition discount for the program: Hackensack Meridian Health, Atlantic Health System and JAG Physical Therapy . For more information, email [email protected]. 


  • 96% Graduates with Job Offers within 3 months
  • 1 CAHME-accredited online/hybrid & on-campus MHA
  • 2 Formats: online/hybrid & on-campus
  • 1,600 MHA Alumni in Seton Hall Network
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MHA Alumni Interviews

Learn how the MHA degree helps these 3 graduates succeed.

Darrell Terry

“I was starting to make advances in my career, and I needed the MHA degree to take the next step. It's a very competitive market. I don't see anyone going past the director level without having this advanced degree.”

Darrell K. Terry Sr., MHA '01, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey


The comprehensive MHA curriculum is the essential foundation students need to lead the next generation of healthcare systems and facilities. The 42-credit degree program is offered on-campus and online/hybrid.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Seton Hall MHA program is competitive. Consideration is given to applicants' academic record, personal essay, recommendation letters, and work experience.


Online/Hybrid MHA Program

  • July 1 for Fall Semester

On-Campus MHA Program

  • August 1 for Fall Semester
  • December 1 for Spring Semester

Program Faculty

MHA core faculty are experienced, and doctorally prepared professors within the School of Health and Medical Sciences. They understand the needs of adult and non-traditional students, and will work closely with you to help you advance your career goals. Many of the MHA program's adjunct professors and guest lecturers are actively working in healthcare management.

Meet all of our Healthcare Administration faculty »

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Anne Hewitt
Department Chair and Professor
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Nalin Johri
Program Director and Associate Professor
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Stephen Wagner
Executive-in-Residence and Assistant Professor
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Learn the Art and Science of Caring

In response to society's rapidly changing healthcare needs, the School of Health and Medical Sciences combines the expertise of Seton Hall University with the resources of affiliate healthcare sites to provide exemplary academic and clinical training in graduate-level health sciences and health administration. The school's emphasis on interprofessional education prepares healthcare leaders of tomorrow to focus on patient-centered care and to make a difference in patients' lives and their communities.

CAHME Mentorship Circle status recognizes that the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree program at Seton Hall University—in addition to achieving the high standards of CAHME accreditation—engages in activities that help to extend CAHME's mission of advancing the quality of graduate healthcare management education. Mentorship Circle status recognizes that the MHA program provides opportunities to other students and other programs to advance their own experiences and skills—for the good of the entire healthcare field.

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Contact Us

  • Patrick McDermott, M.A.
  • Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment and Student Affairs
  • School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • [email protected]
  • (973) 275-2062

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