Master of Health Administration
Northcentral University

Program Details

NCU’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program provides leadership and management skills for those seeking entry or mid-level leadership positions in a variety of healthcare settings. It is aligned with the standards of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and will utilize the National Center for Health Care Leadership (NCHL) competency model. It is most ideally suited for those who want to focus their management career within the healthcare industry. Students will explore crucial topics such as data-driven decision making, health policy development and implementation, leadership skills and quality management within healthcare organizations. They’ll also learn about fiscal decision making, financial management and the role of technology. Additionally, this innovative program uses Interprofessional education (IPE) as a foundation for each course. IPE competencies are designed to facilitate teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration.


  • The MHA degree requires a conferred bachelor’s degree with a recommended minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or a conferred master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
  • A letter of recommendation indicating that the applicant possesses the aptitude and ambition to complete a course of study for the MHA degree is needed if the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0
  • Preferably, letters should be from current or previous employers and/or from last school attended
  • Statement of goals and career interests
  • Curriculum vitae or résumé

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).