As a dedicated leader of health administration education, Regis welcomes ambition-driven, self-motivated professionals like you from all health care settings. You can build expert-level health care, business, finance, and policy skills and filter them through your personal experience to create a management style that’s effective across the health care landscape, and one that’s all your own.
Why earn your MHA now? Higher standards for health care leadership and management are required in today’s environment. With industry-altering health laws and regulations, changing health care economics, greater use of technology, and new models of delivery, tomorrow’s health care leaders must be prepared to tackle multiple challenges in health administration.
Admission into the MHA program at Regis requires candidates to possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Although some prospective students possess bachelor’s degrees in health care administration or a similar field, that is not a requirement since Regis accepts students from all backgrounds.
Complete coursework 100% online
Graduate in as few as 24 months
No GRE/GMAT required
Gain special insight into areas like management, communications, health informatics, and health policy
Complete field experience locally; waiver available for those with health care experience
Start whenever it’s most convenient for you — fall, spring, or summer
Discounts, benefits, and support resources for military and veteran students
Regis's MHA is designed to help you see health care administration from a business, policy, and patient perspective, while also developing your strategic management style.
Reputation for Academic Excellence
The online MHA is a virtual extension of Regis’s highly regarded on-campus program. Regis is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.
Health Care Expertise
The courses are taught by active health administration professionals who have an insider’s perspective on the leadership and management competencies the field demands, and a curriculum to build those skills. Unlike many health care administration graduate programs, this program also gives you an in-depth view of the political and policy context in which health care services are paid for and delivered.
Dedication to Social Justice
Regis's commitment to social justice and lifelong learning isn’t summed up in one lecture; it’s woven into each course. This MHA degree is designed to help you make lasting change in health care by leading and managing organizations to increase access to high-quality health care for all people.
Regis is here to support you. By offering this distinguished MHA online with several degrees of student support and no GRE requirements, Regis is opening the door for health care professionals to tackle the growing complexities of the industry, assume more responsibility, and increase your autonomy and leadership in the field.
Learn about the ethics, governance, finances, and policies that shape health care organizations at the highest level. Bring your expertise to the community through effective public relations and by creating public health awareness. Use your knowledge to help health care organizations and public health programs evolve technologically and maximize health informatics. Develop important leadership qualities, including:
HP 602 Concepts in Health Administration
This is an introductory course to the field of health administration. Topics include health care leadership and management, strategic planning, human resources, marketing, quality management, and cultural competency/diversity in health care organizations.
HP 619 Research Methods for the Health Professions
This course will introduce health professionals and other interested students to the fundamentals of social science research methodologies. The course will provide an overview of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research design, analytic techniques, and ethical considerations of health research for use in the health field. The goal of this course is to acquaint students with basic methodological concepts and research tools. The course emphasizes practical application of research methods to enable the health professional to interpret and apply research findings, collaborate with researchers/evaluators, and/or determine research needs for programs.
HP 609 Health Policy, Politics, and Perspectives
This course examines U.S. health care policy and the political challenges related to delivery, cost, quality, and access to care. The course is in seminar format with a field experience component which allows students to observe the policy-making process and the role of government and private stakeholders in the financing and delivery of services through a field experience attending health policy-related events and meetings.
HP 635 Health Information Systems
This course addresses the multiple systems utilized to retrieve, manage, and report information in health care: information architectures, administrative and clinical applications, evidenced-based health, information retrieval, decision support systems, security and confidentiality, bioinformatics, information system cycles, the electronic health record, key health information systems and standards, medical devices, and telehealth.
HP 601 Health Ethics and Law
This course introduces students to the complex area of health ethics and law. Ethical and legal issues related to organizational and professional responsibility, patient rights and informed consent, reproduction and human genetics, end-of-life care, duty to treat and to warn, and clinical research and experimentation are among the areas of study and discussion. Prerequisites: HP 602, HP 609, or permission of the program director
HP 611 Management Accounting in Health Care
This course introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of financial and managerial accounting. Students will learn management use of accounting information for internal reporting, planning, and decision making, including analysis of financial information, accounting principles and procedures, and current business practices in health care. Prerequisites: HP 602, HP 609, or permission of the program director
HP 608 Health Care Quality Management
This course is for students preparing for careers in health administration or for other leadership roles in health care. The history and evolution of health care quality improvement, quality measurement, patient safety, organizational systems and design, accreditation, continuous quality improvement (CQI), and utilization management are among the issues that are explored. Prerequisites: HP 602, HP 609, or permission of the program director
HP 622 Economics of Health Care
This course uses economic analysis to help understand the economic challenges confronting our healthcare system. Topics include supply and demand in health care, market forces, health reform, and health care financing. Prerequisites: HP 602, HP 609 or permission of the program director
HP 626 Sociological, Political, and Economic Perspectives in Gerontology
This course addresses social, political, and economic factors that impact the aging experience. Sociological, political, and economic theory will be incorporated as a form of understanding resource allocation, priorities, and cultural considerations. The impact of these factors on healthy aging related to income, housing, health care, employment, and policy will be described. (This course can be taken as an elective by undergraduate or graduate students.)
HP 614 Financial Analysis in Health Administration
This course will give prospective managers a basic knowledge of accounting and financial management concepts and vocabulary as they apply to health care organizations. Students will learn to interpret and evaluate the financial statements, examine approaches to costing and price setting, perform and evaluate resource allocation decisions, utilize budgeting concepts, apply and evaluate reimbursement mechanisms, understand financial management concepts, and evaluate the impact of institutional financial management on the quality of the patient care delivery system. Prerequisites: HP 602, HP 609, HP 611, or permission of the program director
HP 648 Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations
This course covers complex issues related to organizational behavior and leadership, strategic planning, human resources, and other management issues and challenges in a wide range of health care organizations, including nonprofit, community-based health care organizations. Prerequisites: HP 601, HP 602, HP 608, HP 609, HP 611, HP 619, HP 622, or permission of the program director
HP 620 Field Experience in Health Administration (100 Field Experience Hours)
Students will spend 100 hours in a health care setting experiencing the role of the health administrator or leader as the manager of health services. Placements will be with managers of departments within insurance companies and managed care organizations, hospitals and long-term care institutions, clinics and outpatient departments, state health care agencies, or nursing homes and home health agencies. The course meets in the classroom approximately six times per semester. This course is typically taken in the final semester of study. Prerequisites: HP 601, HP 602, HP 609, HP 608, HP 611, HP 619, HP 622 or permission of the program director
33 credit hours for those with field experience waiver
Bachelor's degree from any accredited institution of higher education. Applicants are required to provide official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions, or the internal equivalent if applicable.
Statement of purpose
Two letters of reccommendations
Standardized examinations not required
Tuition and fees
$775 per credit hour
$100-$300 estimated cost of textbooks per course
Regis Corporate Partnerships and Military Benefits
Regis offers a variety of benefits and support resources through its Veterans Relations, Corporate and Organization Partners’ departments. Regis offers corporate and organizational partners a 10% – 15% discount for employees, members, and their spouses. Regis is a military friendly institution and offers a 15% tuition discount for all active or reserve military, veterans, and military spouses. Dedicated staff members are ready to help guide you through the application process and assist you with applying for available benefits.
About Regis College
Regis College, founded in 1927, is a multifaceted Catholic University in Greater Boston with 3,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in the arts, sciences, and health professions devoted to engagement, service, and advancement in the global community. Regis College offers majors and graduate/professional programs to prepare students for in-demand fields such as nursing, health, public service, education, and business communication. Students pursue excellence to become change agents in their own communities, and to serve and lead as advocates for a more just and compassionate global society.
As a leader in education, Regis is dedicated to offering programs with a holistic view of healthcare and designed for the future of the field. Through cutting-edge coursework, industry-active faculty members, and an array of majors and graduate programs, Regis has been able to positively impact the educational community, healthcare landscape, and personal lives of students nationwide.
When you choose Regis, you join a closely knit community with big university benefits. As a Regis student, you have the opportunity to build a solid healthcare foundation, lasting professional connections, and the specialized expertise you need to expand your skills and perspective. Prepare to enter in-demand fields such as nursing and health administration confidently with an education of the highest standard.
Accreditation and ranking
Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).
Among The Princeton Review’s “Best Regional Colleges”
Designated Military Friendly (MF) silver level institution in 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools list due to Regis’ commitment to serving the military and veteran community.