Health Services Administration


In the Mercy and Jesuit traditions, the mission of the University of Detroit Mercy’s Health Services Administration program is to educate students to become competent leaders in a variety of healthcare settings. Consistent with the missions of the University and the College of Health Professions, the HSA program is guided by our commitment to excellence in serving the urban community and our students.

The program equips graduates with a comprehensive and practical set of core competencies, knowledge, skills, and values in an interdisciplinary environment. We strive to attract a diverse student body from differing cultural and religious backgrounds and work experiences, coming to us from various local, regional, and international locations.        


Consistent with the visions of the University of Detroit Mercy and the College of Health Professions, the Masters of Health Services Administration Program will be recognized as a center of academic excellence, distinguished by community partnerships and graduates, who as health care administrators, lead, serve and promote health and social justice. 


The MHSA program, in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, values the following:

  • Passion for Excellence
  • Student Focused
  • Social Justice
  • Integrity and Ethics
  • Evidence-based Education

-March, 2016

Undergraduate Program

The Health Services Administration program is designed to prepare individuals for entry and/or middle management or clinical supervisory positions in organizations, institutions and agencies that deliver health services.

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Graduate Program

The Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) builds on the health-related preparation and work experience that students bring to the program and develops advanced competencies in management, research techniques and fiscal management.

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