The Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree is a 21-month, 45-hour program designed for those seeking early career positions within the healthcare industry. It is ideal for those currently in the workforce as the courses are offered exclusively in the evenings.

Offered by UIW's H-E-B School of Business and Administration, the MHA is built upon a foundation of 23 competencies critical to the managerial success of healthcare administration professionals. The MHA will provide students with a health systems perspective built upon an understanding of health and disease, as well as the economic and social factors that influence the industry.

Courses focus on and integrate managerial responsibilities, functions, and roles related to human resources management, budgeting and financial decision making, legal and ethical issues, quality and continuous improvement, information management, marketing, health policy and strategic thinking within the context of the healthcare industry. In addition, students are provided a wide range of opportunities to gain real-world healthcare experience.

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Why pursue a career in healthcare management?

Do you want to make a difference? Do you care about people? Do you want flexibility and good earning potential in your career? Are you up to a life long challenge? Then a career in Healthcare Management is the choice for you. Here are the facts!

  • Excellent earning potential – $99,000 annually (San Antonio, Texas median for 2014)
  • Rapid healthcare employment growth with Texas being third-highest in the nation for employment in this industry.
  • Make a difference and improve the lives of hundreds, even thousands of people everyday. Healthcare executives care deeply about the people they work with and serve.
  • Career flexibility with a variety of health settings in which to work.
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MHA Completion Rates & Careers

Below are the statistics on our MHA Program Graduates. Over the past four years (2015-2018) our graduates have been employed in the following settings:

  • 26% in Hospital or Health Systems
  • 19% in Medical Clinics or Physician Practices
  • 11% have pursued further education
  • 9% in the Military or VA system
  • 6% work in healthcare consulting

Of our remaining graduates, a combined 13% work in other healthcare industry settings, 6% are employed outside of healthcare, and 4% are international. The employment status of the final 6% is unknown.

  Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018
Completion Rate 100% 82% 82% 81%
Percent Employed
89% 85%
Percent Female

MHA Graduating Classes