Mason’s online CAHME-accredited Master of Health Administration (MHA) in Health Systems Management is a premier degree program, dedicated to preparing future executives for leadership positions in health care organizations. Students develop contemporary strategic, business, analytic, and decision-making skills needed to successfully navigate the evolving health care industry in the post-pandemic era.
Study at the First and Only College of Public Health in Virginia
The College of Public Health at George Mason University is the first and only College of Public Health in Virginia and a national leader in inclusive, interprofessional, public health research, education, and practice. The College’s transdisciplinary research seeks to understand the many factors that influence the public’s health and well-being throughout the lifespan. With more than 500 partners, the College serves the community through research, practice, and clinical care with a focus on the social determinants of health and health equity. Our graduates are uniquely prepared to thrive in an increasingly multi-cultural multidisciplinary, community-focused public health landscape.
Built on the Same High Standards as Our CAHME-Accredited On-Campus Program
Our online MHA program combines the flexibility of online learning with the same rigorous standards of our on-campus program, which is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). CAHME is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accrediting body for master’s-level health care management programs. We’ve integrated the same world-class curriculum from our on-campus program into the online program.
Our expert faculty delivers a program driven by a set of professional competencies in each of the following domains:
- Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment
- Communications and Relationship Management
- Business Knowledge and Skills (And Critical Thinking)
- Professionalism (Ethics)
Most courses are offered in convenient online, asynchronous classes. A field-based capstone practicum is completed in the final semester of study, providing students with experience and the opportunity to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills acquired from coursework.
Students must choose one concentration from the following:
Addresses the growth of the health care industry to understand and evaluate the quality of care being delivered. Students will develop skills in quality methodologies, techniques, and patient safety law.
Prepares students for leadership positions in a wide variety of health care organizations by focusing on mastery of critical thinking needed for creative revenue cycle, business, and system management strategies.
Spend 6 to 8 weeks with a health care organization, engaged in the analysis of a complex problem assigned by the host organization. Demonstrate critical thinking skills to key health care executives while conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to inform an executive decision regarding an important, real-life issue. Performance in this role can provide the student with a launchpad to pursue opportunities for future professional growth and development.
The online MHA in Health Systems Management program accepts applications on a rolling basis and is currently accepting applications. Applicants for the online program should apply here.
Virtual Open House
The George Mason University faculty dedicates time throughout the year to hold interactive sessions online for those who want to learn more about the programs we offer. If you would like to find out more about what you can expect from an online MHA in Health Systems Management, visit our pre-recorded Virtual Open House and watch at your convenience. For more information on upcoming sessions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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