One Program - Two Tracks

CAHME logoThe Department of Health Systems Administration offers two options for students pursuing a master’s degree in health systems administration: The online Executive MHSA track for working professionals in the health care field and the full-time, on-campus MHSA track for early careerists. Our graduate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Both tracks lead to a master of science degree in health systems administration and share a rigorous competency-based curriculum that is informed by the Jesuit tradition and reflects a holistic, analytical and reflective approach that includes experiential learning. Students are prepared for leadership roles in a dynamic and rapidly changing health care industry, and experiences are specifically designed to engage and equip the student population of each respective track in rich, collaborative learning environments.

Students benefit from Georgetown’s location in Washington, D.C. – a national and international hub for regulatory, policy, advocacy, and industry interests in health care – and have unique opportunities to participate in site visits, high-level discussions, guest lectures, and seminars.


The master of science degree in health systems administration can be pursued through the online Executive MHSA track or the full-time, on-campus MHSA track. To determine which option may be best for you, a brief overview of both tracks is provided below. Please also visit the Executive MHSA and On-Campus MHSA sites for detailed admissions requirements and information.