About HSA

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The Health Services Administration (HSA) programs are designed to educate current and future healthcare leaders. HSA offers bachelors, masters and post-baccalaureate certificate programs that lead to positions in organizations, institutions and agencies that deliver health services.

Mission

In the Mercy and Jesuit traditions, the mission of University of Detroit Mercy’s Master of 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 MHSA program is guided by our commitment to academic excellence, continuous innovation and Jesuit and Mercy values in serving our students, as well as complex healthcare needs of local, regional and global communities. The program equips graduates with a comprehensive and practical set of core competencies, knowledge, skills, and values in a student-centered 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.

Vision

Consistent with the visions of University of Detroit Mercy and the College of Health Professions, the Master 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. 

Accreditation

University of Detroit Mercy is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission – and includes the programs within the University.

The HSA 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.

Advisory Board

Detroit Mercy HSA receives strategic direction from the MHSA Advisory Board, who are prominent leaders in the healthcare industry, government non-profit sector and local community. Meet the board >>

Values

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

  • Passion for Excellence
  • Student Focused Education
  • Integrity and Ethics
  • Evidence-based Decision-Making
  • Professional role and leadership development
  • Social Justice and responsiveness to the Healthcare Industry and the Community