Health Services Administration

Program Mission

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.


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.

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.