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Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Online

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Develop Expertise for In-Demand Healthcare Management Positions

100% Online Program

2 Years

33 Credit Hours

$465 per Credit (In-State)

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Our MHA Opens the Door to a Rapidly Growing Field

Prepare to oversee efforts to improve healthcare efficiency and quality by acquiring your Master of Healthcare Administration online from Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM). The courses impart skills at the intersection of business and healthcare, positioning you for in-demand healthcare management roles.

Offered by our AACSB-accredited College of Business, our MHA program provides a quality education in a flexible format. You can take each course online and finish in as few as three semesters.

Program Details

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Preview Your Online MHA Coursework

11 Online Courses

7:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

By earning your Master of Healthcare Administration online from AUM, you’ll engage in an advanced education relevant to healthcare administration jobs. Learn from instructors who apply their business and healthcare experience to empower your success in healthcare management. Because our online MHA program has small class sizes, you can receive personal faculty guidance throughout your master’s degree program.

Online Course Highlights

  • Leadership and Innovative Behaviors
  • Planning and Marketing in Healthcare
  • Policy in Healthcare
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Curriculum Details

How to Apply to the Online MHA Program

Application Deadline 08/12/24 Fall 2024 Semester

Start Date 08/19/24 Fall 2024 Semester

AUM offers a simple admissions process for the online master’s degree in Healthcare Administration program. You’re free to apply anytime, and there is no GMAT requirement for students who earned a 3.0 GPA during their undergraduate program.

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Degree and Minimum GPA
  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree awarded by an appropriately accredited four-year college or university or higher.
  • Full admission requires an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A student with a GPA of between 2.75 and 2.99 can be admitted probationally, conditioned on earning a 3.0 GPA in their first 12 credit hours in the MHA program.
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts for all completed coursework from your previous college experience.
Additional RequirementsGMAT test scores are not required as long as a student’s undergraduate GPA is 2.75 or higher. The committee will also take into account the GPA of the student’s last 60 hours if that is higher than the student’s overall GPA.
Transfer CreditsTransfer up to 12 credits to your online Master of Healthcare Administration program. Request information to learn more.

AUM offers rolling admissions, so it’s always a great time to apply. If you have questions, request information to connect with our admissions team.

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A Cost-Effective Online Master of Healthcare Administration

AUM’s online Master of Healthcare Administration program offers quality education and affordable tuition. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked us among the Best Value Schools in 2023.1 Request information to connect with our admissions team about financial aid and other options for making the online MHA program work for your budget.

Cost per Credit Hour$465 for Alabama residents and $511 for non-residents
Total Number of Credit Hours33
Total Estimated Cost, Minus Fees$15,345 – $16,863
Additional Fees
  • Technology fee: $10/credit hour
  • Online fee: $40/credit hour
  • Administrative service fee: $35/semester
Other Costs to Budget ForYou may have costs in addition to tuition, such as textbooks, supplies, and fees. Take these into consideration as you budget for your online MHA degree.

Military Benefits

Auburn University at Montgomery is proud to support the educational goals of military veterans, active-duty service members, reservists, guardsmen, and their families. We participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, and Military Friendly® ranked us among the Top 10 schools for 2023-2024. Moreover, our Veteran and Military Resource Center offers an array of resources for fostering a smooth admissions process and online student experience.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At AUM, we strive to make your online degree program as affordable as possible, with cost-effective tuition for in-state and out-of-state students. We encourage you to complete your FAFSA® form to determine your financial aid eligibility — the school code for Auburn University at Montgomery is 008310.

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Discover Healthcare Administration Jobs with Competitive Salaries

You’re wise to consider enrolling in an online master’s in Healthcare Administration program. It’s an ideal way to establish qualifications for medical and health services manager roles, which are projected to rank among the fastest-growing jobs in Alabama for 2022 to 2032.2 By pursuing your MHA degree with AUM, you can gain valuable job skills during your online classes and access resources from our Career Development Center, positioning yourself for success after graduation.

Average Salaries for Healthcare Administration Jobs in Alabama

Medical and Health Services Manager $94,200 per year3

Administrative Services Manager $117,780 per year3

Program Outcomes

AUM’s online Master of Healthcare Administration program prepares you to advance into leadership roles in hospitals and other healthcare settings. The online courses impart skills for conducting data analyses, creating data visualizations, leading teams, and fulfilling other healthcare management responsibilities.

What You’ll Learn

Meet Our Faculty

At AUM, you’ll feel supported by expert faculty members who bring valuable teaching and professional backgrounds to each online class. Our online instructors have completed extensive training in designing and teaching online courses, further elevating your experience as an online student.

Michael McEachern,

Dr. Michael McEachern

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Michael McEachern, MHA Program Director

Dr. Michael McEachern brings over 30 years of practical healthcare leadership experience as a Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Sr. Vice President, EMS leader, and educator. He has worked in acute and long-term acute care health systems and free-standing hospitals. His experience includes nonprofit, for-profit, religiously sponsored, government entities, and distressed organizations, where his work focused on developing leaders and transforming delivery systems.

While Chief Operating Officer for a two-hospital regional system, he directed the development of a NeuroSpine Institute, where medical staff membership is contingent on quality outcomes. As Chief Executive Officer of a regional trauma and teaching hospital, he grew a center for research studies in cardiac surgery and Six Sigma programs. His experience also includes transitioning physician-dominated anesthesia services to a collaborative model, including Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and Anesthesiologists. As an EMS leader, he served on Regional and State bodies charged with developing EMS standards.

Dr. McEachern’s education experience at the university level includes undergraduate courses in healthcare, leadership, and development and master’s level courses in finance and leadership. He has taught seminars at The Congress of the American College of Healthcare Executives and presented to CEO groups regarding transformation through Six Sigma, LEAN, and simulation.

A Quality Experience for Online Learners

Earn your degree online from Auburn University at Montgomery to experience a quality education with the flexibility to succeed in class and your career. You can complete your coursework using your laptop or mobile device with opportunities to study when and where it’s convenient.

  • Academic support: Access online advising and tutoring
  • Career services: Prepare to succeed after graduation
  • Help desk: Get technical assistance for your program
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Sources and Disclaimer

  1. U.S. News & World Report. “Auburn University at Montgomery.” Retrieved January 31, 2024, from
  2. Alabama Department of Labor. “25 Fastest Growing – Alabama.” Retrieved January 31, 2024, from
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. “May 2022 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Alabama.” Retrieved January 31, 2024, from

*GMAT test scores are not required as long as a student’s undergraduate GPA is 2.75 or higher. The committee will also take into account the GPA of the student’s last 60 hours if that is higher than the student’s overall GPA.