Have you been working as a health professional for years but are looking to try something new? We have good news for you—the University of North Alabama has launched a new Master of Health Administration (MHA) program that can help you get that promotion or make that career change.
Plus, it’s flexible, affordable and fully online. Read on to find out when it launches + all the exciting details.Read more: This new master’s degree helps health professionals get promotions + change fields [VIDEO]
MHA at a glance
- Cost: $575 per credit hour (no extra fees)
- Completion time: 12-18 Months (full-time) | 18-24 Months (part-time)
- Credential: MHA
- 100% online
- Soft launch: March | Official launch: Fall 2023
- All newly enrolled students get their first course free!
Who’s a great fit for the Master of Health Administration?
Market trends reveal the need for health professionals passionate about the intersection of healthcare and business. UNA developed the Master of Health Administration to meet that market need.
This master’s degree is open to all students, but Dr. Kyrel Buchanan—Director of the Healthcare Management Program—notes the two main groups that find this degree beneficial:
“Because the master’s program is 100% online, it’s really attractive for working professionals. Some have been working for 15-20 years and are ready to go to the next level in their career or get into the administrative side of health care. Other students are recent graduates looking to get their master’s degree.”Kyrel Buchanan, Ph.D., Director of the Health Administration Program
MHA Graduates may pursue careers in various work settings, such as hospitals, health systems, pharmaceutical companies, consulting firms, health policy organizations, tech companies and more.
How flexible is the program?
UNA created the Master of Health Administration to accommodate full-time health professionals, so flexibility is the program’s priority.
Contrasting traditional 16-week semesters, UNA’s MHA offers eight-week semesters.
“Students can complete the coursework at their own pace. For example, when we launched in March, I posted all the assignments for the entire semester. I have some students working ahead because they are full-time health professionals and have other obligations.”Kyrel Buchanan, Ph.D., Director of the Health Administration Program
Looking for a flexible graduate program? Apply for the Master of Health Administration today.
What are the career opportunities?
In Dr. Buchanan’s experience, she’s worked with health professionals who have years of experience but want to alter their career path. The Master of Health Administration helps them enact that change.
“Some professionals have worked over a decade as nurses before deciding they want to come off the floor and work in administration. Even if they have 15-20 years of experience, some organizations still require a master’s degree. The Master of Health Administration allows them to keep working as a nurse while getting the degree to take their career to the next level.”Kyrel Buchanan, Ph.D., Director of the Health Administration Program
Full-time health professionals, you don’t have to wait to take your career to the next level. UNA’s Master of Health Administration is flexible + affordable—apply today!