Grand Canyon University

M.S. in Health Administration


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Health Administration

Format: Online

Program Description:

Earn Your Master’s in Health Administration (MSHA)

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) provides students with the skills and experience necessary to perform as middle- and upper-level managers in a variety of health organizations. This degree, from the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, helps students gain the skills and experience necessary to serve as innovative change agents, as well as leaders of organizational improvement and adaptation within the health administration industry.

Students will learn how to effectively communicate and manage employees, use critical thinking skills and respectfully recognize the diversity of their patients and populations while abiding by the health organization’s rules. Additionally, they will learn how to collect and analyze evidence and information that can be applied to improve patient safety, clinical processes and health outcomes.

Topics Covered in GCU’s MSHA Program

The MSHA program uses a hands-on curriculum to emphasize the conceptual, analytical and application skills required to manage in contemporary health organizations. All program courses are taught by experts in their respective fields who share extensive knowledge and experience. This 48-credit program begins with an introduction course for all graduate students studying health professions. The program then covers study topics including health care delivery models, legal and ethical principles in health, health policies and economics, research methods, analysis and utilization and original structures including business analysis, human resource management, marketing and development. Students are also required to complete a 16-week practicum.

Program Courses Include:

  • Analysis of contemporary health care delivery models
  • Legal and ethical principles in health care
  • Health care policies and economics
  • Health care research methods, analysis and utilization
  • Organizational structure, dynamics and effectiveness
  • Leadership styles and development
  • Essential health care business analysis

Through the topics covered, we also put an emphasis on our Christian worldview, as well as the value of servant leadership. As a Christian university, we inspire students to find their purpose by integrating a religious model of servant leadership into the curriculum.

Become a Leader in Health Administration

Graduates of GCU’s Master of Science in Health Administration program are prepared to manage their employees in an effective and respectful manner. Graduates often go into administrative positions in hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient facilities, physician offices, mental health agencies, insurance companies, public health agencies, as well as other types of health organizations. Graduates may go on to hold titles including healthcare manager, corporate director, health information management director, nurse manager and healthcare administrator.



North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 48

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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