Full-Time MHSA Program

Mission

The mission of the full-time master’s program in health systems administration is to educate the next generation of health system administrators to improve the quality and value of healthcare and to advance the knowledge needed to make these improvements. We accomplish this through a curriculum that is experiential and competency based and framed by Jesuit values.

Vision

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 health system performance while being consistent with the university’s commitment to both social justice and academic excellence.

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; internship 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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