Full-Time MHSA Program


The mission of the full-time master’s program in health systems administration is to educate the next generation of health system administrators early in their career to lead improvements in the delivery of quality health care and to advance the knowledge needed to make these improvements. The curriculum is competency based, framed by Jesuit values, and focused on quality and performance improvement of health systems.


The vision of the full-time master’s program in health systems administration is to be on the cutting edge of health systems education and research, focusing on quality of health care, and consistent with both the university’s commitment to social justice and academic excellence and to the initiatives of the Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar Health.

Program Overview

The nationally ranked full-time master’s program in health systems administration employs a broad systems approach and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. The curriculum is guided by a rigorous focus on social, technical, economic and policy forces that shape the context of health care organizations and define the management agenda.

The program offers a curriculum that is competency-based and practice-centered with a focus on systems of care and leadership; an accessible faculty that includes leading academics and practitioner leaders of a variety of health care organizations; small class sizes that foster close relationships with faculty members; residency sites in various settings; practicing executives who serve as mentors; a longitudinal integrative seminar; and distinguished opportunities to engage in the unique richness of Washington, D.C.

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