» MHA Master of Healthcare Administration at Concordia University

Crean College undergraduates majoring in Psychology, Health Sciences, and Applied Human Physiology may be eligible to participate in the bridge program to the MHA in Healthcare Administration at Concordia Univeristy. For more details, please contact Chapman Career Advisor Heidi Swanson or Concordia University Admission Counselor Melissa Hinrichs.

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Program Overview

Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 20% from 2016 to 2026 (United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics). Due to recent changes in the healthcare landscape, the need for qualified healthcare administrators has never been higher. According to Forbes, a Master's degree in Healthcare Administration offers the best long-term opportunity.

Concordia University Irvine's unique approach places special emphasis on leadership, practical application, and professional development. We empower students with fundamental and innovative learning opportunities that equip early careerists with the essential knowledge and skills necessary to embrace and shape the dynamic healthcare environment.

The MHA program prepares students for leadership positions in a variety of healthcare settings, including: hospitals, corporate medical systems, outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, private practice offices, nonprofit, and community-based healthcare organizations. Our graduates are employed in a variety of sectors within the health services industry. Examples include: operations, human resources, insurance, medical devices and supplies, marketing, finance, data analytics, and information technology.

Program Highlights

Emphasizes the foundational knowledge and competencies needed across a wide array of healthcare management role in the areas of: leadership, professionalism, communication and relationship management, healthcare environment knowledge, and business skills and knowledge.

Our dedicated professors have backgrounds in a variety of sectors of healthcare administration; many are employed as practitioners and consultants in the industry. Faculty actively engage with students and ensure coursework is relevant, innovative, and practical.

Advisory Board
Consisting of leaders in the health services community, alumni, and faculty, our Advisory Board is committed to adding value to the MHA program and to the professional development of our students.

Capstone Project
As the culmination of the program, students complete a capstone project with a healthcare organization designed to integrate prior coursework and experience.


Course #: Title
  • MHA 500: Professional Development Workshop**
  • MHA 501: Healthcare Organizational Management
  • MHA 502: Healthcare Communication
  • MHA 503: Healthcare Economics and Policy
  • MHA 506: Healthcare Law
  • MHA 512: Healthcare Strategic Planning and Marketing
  • MHA 514: Healthcare Quality Assurance
  • MHA 515: Information Systems in Health Services
  • MHA 516: Human Resource Management
  • MHA 525: Finance
  • MHA 571: Leadership
  • MHA 573: Vocation and Ethics in Healthcare Management
  • MHA 588: Long-Term Care Administration
  • MHA 601: Capstone Practicum in Health Services Management

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MHA program, a student must:

  1. Have a Bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better

*Those with a GPA below a 3.0, applicants must submit a petition letter. The program limits the number of applicants each term with a GPA below 3.0 to 25%. If the program has reached the limit, the applicant may apply the following term.*

Steps to Apply to the MHA Program

  1. Submit an online application for admission to the MHA program
    • Note: The $50 application fee is waived for Chapman students. To waive the fee, select “Pay Offline” instead of inputting credit card information on the last page of the application.
  2. Provide ONE official transcript from the college/university that shows your conferred bachelor degree - transcripts must be received in an official SEALED envelope or sent directly from school as an E-transcript.
    • Note: Students may be conditionally accepted for one term with unofficial transcripts or no degree posted.
  3. Statement of Intent: a 250+ word statement of your personal, professional, and educational goals for becoming a healthcare administrator. Please also discuss any healthcare experience (paid, volunteer, and/or internship).
  4. Minimum of ONE professional reference (online or PDF form). An additional personal reference is optional
  5. Current professional resume.

Upon completion of all admission requirements, applicants will be contacted for a phone interview with the Program Director. Students who are accepted into the MHA program will receive formal decision letter via email.


Melissa Hinrichs

Admission Counselor
Concordia University
(949) 214-3277

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