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Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) focuses on leadership, service and innovation in the healthcare management field. This program equips students to become effective leaders with the skills to improve organizational effectiveness, patient care and health outcomes. Specialized tracks allow students to tailor the degree to their career goals.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Sep. 17, 2024
Apr. 1, 2025

Trevecca's MHA degree program equips students to help shape the future of healthcare with a focus on innovation, ethical leadership and operational efficiency.

Program Benefits

  • Complete your degree online in 18 months with no residency requirements.
  • Continue to work and focus on your other priorities while earning your degree, taking one course at a time with all materials delivered to you.
  • Utilize a built-in support system and complete your degree alongside others who are working toward similar goals through Trevecca’s cohort model.
  • Establish a sustained advantage in a competitive market with a focus on healthcare innovation.
  • Learn from faculty who possess the highest degrees in their fields and have relevant and valuable real-world experience.
  • Benefit from industry networking and career opportunities and a unique peer-to-peer mentoring program.

What to Expect

As a student in Trevecca’s MHA program, you’ll learn the theories and practices surrounding the three pillars of healthcare: cost, access and quality. Our leadership focus will help you to become a patient-centered, effective and self-aware leader in healthcare management.

Choosing one of our specialty tracks gives you another level of expertise within healthcare administration that can set you apart. The tracks include:

  • Data analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Healthcare administration
  • Human resources management
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Management and leadership
  • Nonprofit leadership and management
  • Project management
  • Public administration

Studying in the nation's healthcare capital, you can move forward in your career with expertise that will set you apart in your field. You’ll also improve your organizational, critical thinking, communication and decision-making skills. You’ll work with cutting-edge technology; learn industry trends; and identify best practices for cost containment, patient access and overall healthcare experience. The research component of the program will allow you to connect with current industry leaders and complete a field experience or industry project. In just 18 months, you’ll be fully equipped to serve in your desired field.

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca helps students discover and pursue an individual calling by providing innovative instruction; cultivating a supportive, Christ-centered community; and establishing relationships that open doors.

2024 #2 Online College in Tennessee, intelligent.comRecognized nationally and locally for academic quality, Trevecca has earned a reputation for providing the world with servant leaders, problem solvers and difference makers. Trevecca’s holistic approach to education encompasses intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth.

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Course Descriptions

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

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Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

Cost/Credit Hour




Tuition Cost*


*$150 Student Resource Fee assessed per course. $100 estimated book cost per course.
Additional fees assessed on a course-by-course basis*

Our three-step enrollment process is fast, easy and free! Simply complete the application, submit your transcripts and we’ll take care of the rest.

Getting started

  1. Complete the online application (it's free!). No GRE or GMAT scores required
    Need help applying? Read the step-by-step instructions here!
  2. Fill out FAFSA to be considered for financial aid.
  3. Request official transcripts from your undergraduate institution.

Admissions requirements 

  1. Have earned a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a CHEA-recognized regional accrediting agency or the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Students who do not meet these degree requirements may be conditionally accepted in accordance with the Conditional Admission Policy
  2. 2.75 cumulative GPA for all prior coursework
  3. Completion of a college-level math course with a grade of C or higher
  4. Completion of a college-level English course with a grade of C or higher
  5. Provide photocopy of government-issued identification (e.g., driver's license, state ID, military ID or passport). This requirement ensures that Trevecca complies with the U.S. Department of Education expectations for student verification. (This is only required for students enrolled in an online program.)

If you feel you may not meet these requirements, please fill out the form below to be connected with an enrollment counselor.

We understand life is busy and you may not have time to attend class on campus. You can earn your degree with us while focusing on one class at a time, any time—24/7. Through Trevecca Online, classes are taught digitally through our learning management system, Blackboard. Additionally, books and materials are delivered to your front door. And when we say the degree is entirely online, we mean it. Our program is structured so that you never have to step foot on campus—not even once!

Our online students also benefit from a cohort model, where students begin and complete their degree alongside a group of other online classmates working toward similar goals.

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Data Analytics
  • Introduction to Data Analytics 
  • Processing Data for Decision-Making
  • Leading Data Analytics Projects
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation 
  • New Venture Creation 
  • Small Business Management
Healthcare Administration
  • Legal and Regulatory Issues in Healthcare
  • Quality Healthcare Management
  • Healthcare Strategy
Human Resources Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management 
  • Staffing and Development 
  • Compensation and Benefits
Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Customize your curriculum by transferring up to nine credit hours of academic coursework from another institution, tailoring your education to your unique background and interests.
Management and Leadership
  • The Legal Environment of Business
  • Leadership and Strategic Planning for Servant Leaders
  • Human Resource Development and Management
Nonprofit Leadership and Management
  • Introduction to Nonprofit Leadership and Management 
  • Raising Human and Financial Resources for Nonprofits 
  • Fiscal Administration in Nonprofits
Project Management
  • Introduction to Project and Program Management 
  • Project Schedule and Risk Management 
  • Cost, Contract and Procurement Management
Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • State and Local Government Structure, Law, and Practice
  • Change Management and Strategic Planning for Complex Public/Nonprofit Organizations
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Mission Statement

Trevecca Nazarene University's Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program is committed to excellence in providing accessible, diverse, immersive, student-centered, and collaborative educational experiences for adult learners that thoroughly prepare graduates for leadership and service in healthcare administration. The program uses biblical principles and healthcare management core competencies to promote the holistic development of critical thinking, emotional intelligence, social awareness, problem-solving, and executive-level decision-making. Whether seeking an entry-level or advancing from a mid to senior-level leadership role, graduates will be equipped to provide strategic, innovative leadership to manage daily operations, execute industry best practices, and address the changing landscape of healthcare delivery in various settings. To illuminate the learning experience, Trevecca students engage with faculty who are industry practitioners and academic scholars with over 130 years of combined healthcare leadership experience.

Vision Statement

Trevecca's MHA Program will be a premier provider of an accessible, Christian-based healthcare management curriculum that prepares students nationwide for career entry or advancement in diverse healthcare settings.

Values Statement

As aligned with its mission and vision, Trevecca's MHA Program values the following:

  • Authenticity
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Stewardship

The following are required costs to complete the courses related to this program:

  • HCL5140 - Principles of Leadership and Strategy
    Pre-Assessment Exam: $45
  • HCL6115 - Value-Based Financial Management & Budgeting
    Mid-Point Assessment Exam: $45

  • HCL6205 - Capstone Project: Addressing Real-Time Health Care Challenges and HCL6240 - Health Industry Field Experience
    Post-Assessment Exam: $45
Total cost to students for course assessments: $135

Career Opportunities: Master of Healthcare Administration

With a MHA, you’ll be ready to advance your career and tap into higher earning potential. When combined with your work experience, your degree will position you to be competitive in the following roles:

Degree and 1-4 Years Work Experience:

  • Supervisory positions
  • Coordinator/specialist roles in specific areas)
  • Office manager
  • Business manager
  • Associate administrator
  • Administrative coordinator

Degree and 5+ Years Work Experience:

  • Regional vice president (corporate level)
  • Hospital administrator
  • Nursing home administrator (must possess state licensure)
  • Executive director
  • Associate C-Suite level 
  • Senior VP level(s)
  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief operating officer
  • Health information director
  • Director of operations
  • Program manager

“The program has also helped develop research academic skills to a much deeper level thus enhancing my professional competency.”

Fernando Almeida Trevecca graduate


Course Descriptions

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Cohort Schedule

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Organizational Behavior and Change in Healthcare
HCL 5110

This course evaluates dynamics of healthcare organizations and suggests ways healthcare leaders might influence organizational behavior among personnel to attain desirable outcomes and meet organizational goals.

Principles of Healthcare Leadership and Strategy
HCL 5140
This course assesses healthcare professionalism, strategic leadership and explores innovative strategies for leading people in healthcare organizations. Emphasis is on industry-specific competencies that promote leader's awareness of how to efficiently care for patients in the health delivery system while attaining optimal treatment outcomes and enhancing patient and employee experiences.
Value-Based Financial Management and Budgeting
HCL 6115
This is a comprehensive examination of specific financial management functions in healthcare organizations. Emphasis is on healthcare budgeting and drawing inferences from financial statements. Students will examine the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches to revenue projection, the collection, and review of departmental proposals, the development of capital budgeting policy, and other budgeting tasks. The course also addresses budget implementation, accounting, value-based healthcare delivery models, and financial reporting. Various methods for maintaining budgetary balance, preventing overspending, and dealing with contingencies are presented and discussed.
Health Reform and Alternative Healthcare Delivery Solutions
HCL 6130
Access, quality and cost of healthcare services remain a continuous challenge in the U.S. health delivery system. This course takes an in­ depth look at current and proposed governmental policy and its influence on the provision of healthcare within the United States. Additionally, this course examines the importance of professionalism, including ethical behaviors, in a complex and challenging health delivery system comprised of diverse perspectives, professional codes of ethics, institution-specific policies and government regulations.
Health Information Informatics and Security
HCL 6160
This course examines the role of disruptive innovation in healthcare through the use of technology. Emphasis is on how healthcare innovation is utilized to enhance patient care, increase patient access to health services, reduce costs of health expenditures, and improve operational efficiency for healthcare organizations and integrated health delivery systems.
Human Resource Management in Healthcare
HCL 6170
This course examines best practices for operating healthcare organizations. Emphasis is on recruitment and retention, satisfying staffing requirements, credentialing of providers, compensation models, diversity and inclusion, employee relations and employment law.
Health Economics
HCL 6180
This course examines the US health system and analyze behaviors of individual stakeholders within the healthcare ecosystem. Through application of economic theories and models, students will be able to assess various outcomes and decision-making made by health consumers, providers and suppliers of healthcare services, lobbyists, and governmental officials.
Healthcare Operations and Key Performance Indicators
HCL 6190
This course illustrates innovative strategies and tactics that healthcare leaders may utilize to evaluate and measure specific metrics to determine organizational performance's efficacy at both micro and macro levels. Emphasis is on essential components of achieving excellence in healthcare delivery, such as quality, cost, access, population health, and patient experience.
Capstone Project: Health Challenges
HCL 6205
As part of the course design, students will complete an industry project in the format of a mini-thesis. The industry project will require students to identify and connect with a leader(s) in the healthcare field to gain practical knowledge and experience. The mini-thesis will synthesize theoretical, academic, and practical components that address current issues confronting healthcare organizations and impacting healthcare leaders. Specific emphasis will be placed on innovative strategies to address challenges in healthcare and the importance of leadership style, professionalism, and personal code of ethics.
Health Care Industry Field Experience
HCL 6240

The industry field experience offers students an opportunity to shadow healthcare professionals in various roles and settings. Students will obtain real-world experience and gain exposure to multiple disciplines within the landscape of healthcare administration. Successful completion of the field experience will assist students with identifying areas of interest specific to their chosen career pathway. The industry field experience is a required, 120- hours, 12-week course for students enrolled in the M.S. Healthcare Administration Program who possess less than three (3) years of healthcare experience.

*HCL 6230 Health Industry Field Experience Continuation is available if students need more time to complete the 12-week, 120 hours field experience.

Choose a Track

  • Data Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Management and Leadership
  • Nonprofit Leadership Management
  • Project Management
  • Public Administration

*For a complete list of courses, tracks and other relevant information, view the program's course catalog.

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