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16-month programs, online or saturday-only on campus


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Earn your master's degree for less than $25,000! 

- 16-month programs

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Saturday-Only Classes & Online Options

Convenient on-campus classes meet only one day per week!

Entirely online options are available for all graduate programs!

A master's program that fits your busy life!

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The Master of Public Administration: Health Administration degree at Hilbert College is designed to prepare students with the skills to succeed in public service and health care management positions in a wide variety of organizations. This program integrates the core curriculum of Hilbert’s MPA with a special focus on health administration and services. There are several advantages to earning this type of MHA degree at Hilbert, including:

  • No specific undergraduate degree requirement to apply
  • Degree completion in 18 months
  • Entirely online format convenient for working individuals
  • Enhance leadership and management skillset
  • Potentially qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • Develop a professional network locally, nationally and internationally

Program Information Sheet

What Can I Do with Healthcare Administration Master’s Degree?

As a graduate of this Health Administration master's degree, you’ll be well prepared for a wide range of careers in public or health services administration, policy, evaluation, planning, consulting and related careers. Both experienced professionals and students in the first stages of their careers will benefit from the MPA: Health Administration at Hilbert. Jobs you can pursue include:

  • Healthcare administrator
  • Financial analyst
  • Residential program director
  • Senior program manager
  • Mental health clinic coordinator
  • Many more!

Graduates in this area can pursue lucrative careers in many public sector health administration fields. For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the media pay for a financial analyst is $81,590, while the median salary for a medical or health services manager is $100,980.

Furthermore, the world of health services organizations, hospitals, public health infrastructure and related agencies is in real need of professionals who are knowledgeable about public health and the structure, organization and financing of health care systems. Individuals in this field require sharp analytical skills, budgetary acumen and excellent human relations ability.

Why Should I Pursue a Health Administration Degree at Hilbert?

Unique to Hilbert, the MPA: Health Administration curriculum includes an integrated research project threaded throughout the program. Unlike most graduate programs that ask for a final semester thesis, the Hilbert program allows for a more thorough application of theory and research since the project starts early in the program. The research acts as a foundation upon which to ground and challenge theory to a practical application, culminating in a final capstone major project. Practical skills for real-world situations—this is the key to a Hilbert College education in public administration, online or on-campus.

Courses are designed to prepare students beginning their careers to be competent and effective leaders, and mid-career students to enhance their capacities as managers and leaders. Within this program, students develop a research level necessary to set the foundation for clear data-driven decision making. The program balances research with an additional focus on the need for values and ethics in public policy. As a result, Hilbert's program is consistent with its mission. It is expected that Hilbert graduates will go on to lead with a level of competency and integrity second to none.

Course Structure

Students take one course at a time and move with a cohort, developing colleagues and friends. Cohorts remain together throughout the 16-month program, changing a course of study every five weeks to complete 12 sessions.

The accelerated cohort model is convenient for individuals who are employed full time.

Hilbert's programs are convenient and you can choose to enroll in the on-campus classes held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. or complete the degree entirely online. 

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Public Administration Outcomes

Recent Master of Public Administration graduates have found jobs with these titles:

Assistant Vice President

Residential Program Director

Senior Program Manager

Mental Health Clinic Coordinator