Master of Health Services Administration

Graduate Program

The Health Services Administration (HSA) graduate program is designed to educate knowledgeable, multi-skilled current and future healthcare leaders.

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.

Courses are offered in formats designed for the working person. The MHSA program is accessible to working adults who cannot take time away from jobs and families for full-time study. Health care cases and content are fully integrated into each course and health care management texts are used along with Internet resources. The 47-credit master's degree can be completed in five semesters by attending online and evening classes.

The University of Detroit Mercy is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission - and includes the programs within the university. The MHSA program is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and the Higher Education Network which is through the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).  Members of the HSA faculty serve on the Executive Board of the local chapter of ACHE, the Midwest Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (MCACHE) and participate on the Chapter Committees. MHSA students are eligible to attend the educational programs sponsored by MCACHE that are held throughout the year.  Attending these programs provides students with opportunities to meet many healthcare executives in the local area and learn about current topics and issues of interest to health administrators.  Each year students are invited to participate in a job shadow event that is coordinated through the participating universities and the MCACHE Student Activities Council. This innovative event provides an opportunity for students to spend a day with a healthcare executive, observe the executive’s activities and meet other executives within the organization.

This program is also available at the University Center at Macomb Community College in Clinton Township.