Master of Science: Healthcare Administration
Quality, Innovation, and Strategy

Features Capstone with Baldrige Foundation Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Eligibility

Fully Online–Asynchronous Format
“Bundled Pricing” Includes All Tuition, Books, Learning Management Platform, and Fees

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    Program Highlights

    • Fully online program
    • Six entry terms throughout the year
    • No GRE or GMAT required
    • Books and Baldridge Six Sigma certification included with tuition
    • Program can be completed in one year
    • Taught by highly experienced scholar-practitioner faculty members
    • Affordable tuition

    Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

    Median Salary: $104,000 for Healthcare and Medical Administrators (source).

    This program emphasizes the competencies needed for a meaningful and relevant career in healthcare leadership including personal leadership skills, essential elements of healthcare delivery systems, and a practical understanding of best practices. The rigorous, yet efficient curriculum, is based on essential and advanced principles in leadership, quality/ process improvement, management, innovation, finance, data analytics, policy and legal issues, and strategy development. The Health Advisory Team (HAT) includes prominent healthcare leaders representative of the community. These leaders provide ongoing oversight for the MSHA program quality input and career guidance for MSHA students. The (Baldrige) Lean Six Sigma Black Belt offers a portable credential for those who might find themselves interested in expanding beyond healthcare later in their career.


    Program Overview

    Get to Know Our 100% Online Master of Science: Healthcare Administration
    Quality, Innovation, and Strategy

    This STUdent-centric fully asynchronous online Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHA) from St. Thomas University (STU) prepares you for the rigors of growing management, leadership, and staff roles across an expansive healthcare spectrum. The MSHA program efficiently integrates theories and best practices of leadership, entrepreneurship, process improvement, and strategy development with relevant, streamlined, and practical materials presented with a laser-focus!

    Our quality online MSHA program is structured for working professionals, with accelerated 8-week courses delivered in a convenient format ideal for a busy lifestyle.

    Coursework is taught online by scholar-practitioner faculty members with current real-world experience. Choose from six start dates each year and finish your degree in as few as 4 semesters. The program holds broad-based career.



    Affordable Tuition Only $25,800 at STU

    Tuition per Credit Hour Technology Fee per Course Program Tuition
    Tuition $860 $75 $25,800



    Master of Science in Healthcare Administration: 30 credits

    Healthcare Course Requirements: 22 credits

    • HQIS 650 U.S. Healthcare Delivery: 4 credits
    • HQIS 651 Change in Healthcare Delivery: 4 credits
    • HQIS 652 Healthcare Improvement: 4 credits
    • HQIS 653 Healthcare Data Analytics: 4 credits
    • HQIS 654 Healthcare Regulation: 3 credits
    • HQIS 655 Innovation in Healthcare: 3 credits

    Capstone Course Requirement: 5 credits

    • HQIS 656 Strategies for Healthcare: 5 credits
    • Ethics Course Requirement: 3 credits
    • MAN 510 Management Ethics

    Students are required to maintain a 3.0 (B) cumulative grade point average at all times for continuation in the program. Failure to register for more than one semester (or two consecutive eight-week) terms results in withdrawal from the University. See Academic Policies.


    Entry Terms

    The MSHA program is delivered in an asynchronous online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Program start sessions are available six times throughout the year during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Contact the Office Graduate Admissions for more information on the next available entry term.



    Qualifications for Our Online MBA General Program

    Our very reasonable admission requirements allow students from diverse academic backgrounds greater access to the MSHA online program. You must hold an undergraduate degree and submit transcripts from all institutions previously attended, along with a resume.

    MS: HQIS Online Admission Requirements

    The following criteria are used for admission to MBA online programs, based on cumulative undergraduate GPA.

    • 2.75 or below GPA—Must submit transcripts and resume. No GMAT.

    Official transcripts and all other documents should be sent to:
    St. Thomas University, Office of Admissions
    16401 NW 37th Ave., Mimi Dooner Hall
    Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459

    Transcripts delivered via digital transcript services EScrip and Parchment should be emailed to



    Phone: (305) 928-6591

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