Whether you’re a new or experienced healthcare administrator, a Suffolk Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) gives you the tools to succeed in a dynamic industry. The MHA, which can be earned part-time or full-time, is a broad-based degree that covers key issues in healthcare, including innovation, leadership and ethics, organizational behavior, quality and patient safety, financial management, operations, human resources management, marketing, and healthcare law and policy.
Gain Practical Experience
You’ll study and gain hands-on experience in Boston, an epicenter for healthcare policy, research, training, innovation, and patient care.
Some of your classes work with healthcare organizations to explore approaches to quality, performance improvement, and patient safety. We also help you land internships, which offer valuable experience and can help you focus your career goals.
Learn from the Best in your Field
Your professors practice what they teach. They bring years of clinical and administrative experience to the classroom. Many have held executive-level positions at major hospitals and health centers. Others are researchers in areas like patient satisfaction and organizational strategy.
Guest speakers will also share their real-world experiences in the classroom.
Start Building your Network
You’ll start building your professional network the moment you walk into class. Your classmates are a diverse and driven group of full-time students and part-time working professionals. The diversity of their academic, professional, and national backgrounds creates a stimulating learning environment for you.
You’ll meet people who are making a difference in your field. Our students are actively engaged in professional organizations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) of Massachusetts and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). These groups give you access to scholarships, fellowships, internships, career-development resources, and industry events.
Our alumni community is another vital career resource. They are actively involved in on-campus programs, volunteering as guest speakers and career mentors.
Achieve Your Career Goals
As a student, you’ll take Effective Career Planning, a 1-credit introductory course that offers career resources and helps you identify the skills and courses you need to achieve your goals. The course also simulates a business environment. Working in teams, you’ll address strategic and operational issues that often involve departmental interdependencies, power relationships, and judgment.
You also have access to our EDGE Professional Development workshops, which are open to all graduate students across all campuses. Led by executive coaches and corporate consultants, the workshops help you build your resume, expand your network, write a cover letter, polish your interview skills, and more.
Make a Difference
You’ll graduate with endless career opportunities at your fingertips. You’ll develop analytic, strategic, and team-building skills necessary to help transform organizations and help shape the healthcare industry.