Master of Science in Health Systems Administration

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About the Program

The Master of Science in Health Systems Administration (MHSA) is a two-year, part-time, 42 credit program that equips aspiring leaders with skills to shape the future of health care.

Why Choose This Program?

Student Experience

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MHSA students have the opportunity to:

Learn from exceptional faculty

Our faculty members are leaders in their respective fields who are eager to share what they know with their students.

Participate in a program based in the nation’s capital

Washington, D.C., is where the nation’s health care policies are created and debated.

Learn with a diverse peer cohort

Learn with and from your fellow students.

Experience a unique hybrid program format

Participate in dynamic on-campus intensives, national and regional conferences, case competitions, comparative health system global experiences, and on-the-job competency-based experiential projects.

Build professional skills

Enjoy extensive professional coaching and networking opportunities.

Learn about health systems outside the U.S.

Participate in an optional spring break comparative health systems global experience.

Raynard Ware

“Being in D.C. meant having access to health policy wonks not only on the federal but local level as well. The smaller, cohort-structured program was appealing because I wanted to build meaningful relationships with classmates and faculty.”
— Raynard Ware (G’18)

Jazmeen Chin

“My preceptor… has gone out of her way to introduce me to the inner workings of the health care system, along with insuring that I get my foot in the door and providing me with all the steps necessary to succeed. She is a true mentor.”
— Jazmeen Chinn (G’18)

Ila Anita Flannigan

“The great thing about Georgetown was that there was a lot of support and opportunity to do things beyond just the coursework to develop as a health care leader.”
Ila Anita Flannigan (G’09), MHSA alumna

Program Admissions

Application Deadlines

Priority Deadline: January 15, 2024

Final Deadline: June 1, 2024

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Alumni Outcomes

Our 400-plus MHSA graduates serve in leadership roles in hospitals, integrated health systems, community health centers, ambulatory & home health agencies, medical group practices, health maintenance organizations, consulting firms, and federal agencies.

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Current Students

Visit our student resources page for academic calendars and other information.

Program Faculty

Our faculty members have backgrounds in academic and practice-oriented settings.