Health Services Administration

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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.

Reduced Tuition and Fewer Credits for Master's Program

The Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) program announces reduced tuition and fewer required credit hours effective Fall term 2021. These adjustments come at a key time for the city of Detroit and the University, after a year of historic challenges due to COVID-19 pandemic, and provide MHSA program with a stronger competitive opportunity.

The HSA programs are designed with convenience in mind.

Whether you are a working student or an adult with job and family responsibilities, HSA can fit into your schedule. Classes are offered in evening and online formats, and students can start any semester and progress full-time or part-time.

Career Opportunities

Our alumni work for organizations such as

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield,
  • Hospice of Southeastern Michigan,
  • Trinity Health Corporate Office,
  • Health Alliance Plan,
  • Eli Lilly,
  • Pfizer
  • and virtually all of Southeast Michigan hospitals.

Degree Paths

Undergraduate Programs

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Begin as an incoming freshman and choose the Health Services Administration major or transfer in as a sophomore or junior level student. Freshman Admission | Transfer Admission

Earn your bachelor of science in our Health Services Administration program. The program is designed to prepare you for entry and/or middle management or clinical supervisory positions in the health services field.

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Graduate Programs

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The Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) builds on its strong connection with the healthcare industry and the community, bringing health-related work experience into the classroom; and develops advanced competencies in management, research techniques and fiscal management. Post-baccalaureate certificates for business and non-business students are also available.

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

  • Passion for Excellence,
  • Focus on Social Justice,
  • Groundwork in Integrity and Ethics and
  • An Evidence-based Education.

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 >>


In the Mercy and Jesuit traditions, the mission of 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 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.