Health Administration Degrees in Michigan

Programs Currently Accepting Applicants

Year by year, lawmakers in D.C. and Lansing introduce new laws, regulations, and compliance guidelines that move physicians away from patients and towards administrative tasks, and it's quintessential for healthcare organizations to lessen the burden for physicians and allow them more time to treat patients.

At the same time, healthcare is an economic engine in Michigan and currently sits as Michigan's largest private-sector employer, contributing to over half a million jobs.

Programs Currently Accepting Applicants

With GW’s online Master of Health Administration program, [email protected], you can earn your degree and become a health care leader in as few as 24 months. Bachelor’s degree required. No GRE/GMAT required.
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American University’s online MS in Healthcare Management will give you the skills you need to manage effectively within healthcare organizations and successfully navigate change. Graduate Certificate option also available.
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Earn an MS in Health Informatics & Analytics online from Tufts School of Medicine in as few as 20 months. Graduate prepared to process data to improve health on an individual, local, and global scale. GRE waivers available.
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The George Washington University’s (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences offers online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) programs for healthcare professionals, including a BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management.
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If you're interested in improving the efficiency of healthcare at your organization or if you want to improve your leadership skills in the healthcare arena to fight issues such as physician-patient engagement, a Master's in Healthcare Administration through a Michigan university might be right for you.

What Can a Health Administrator Do and How Much Can They Make?

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), there are about 10,940 medical and health services managers, or in other words 2.56 medical and health services managers per 1000 people, employed in the state of Michigan.

The annual median wage for these managers is $94,930.

Nationwide, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow by 20% from 2016 to 2026.

Potential Jobs

Below are examples of jobs that someone with an MHA is qualified to apply for.

Healthcare Network Development Contracts Manager

This position helps initiate partnerships and initiates implementation of partnership programs. The manager serves as the primary point of contact between physician, specialists, and auxiliary stakeholders. They also plan and track recruitment and assist in a number of other business activities.

Compensation Consultant

This position helps provide consultative expertise, guidance and analysis reports to business stakeholders through compensation design. The organization depends on this role to provide guidance to the health organization and develop creative solutions on a variety of compensation packages for staff. Additionally, this position is integral to serving as a peer reviewer and mentor for other staff with less experience in analytics and data collection.

Principal Performancew Improvement Consultant

This position helps execute facilitation of a large multi-disciplinary services and may serve as a technical consultant to a variety of departments in an organization. The consultant guides day-to-day activities to teams in the organization, and coordinates findings, conclusions, and recommendations for service implementation.

If you’re interested in attending a Michigan University, you may want to consider the list below of schools offering a healthcare administration degree in state.

Estimated Cost of Programs in Michigan

Below is an estimate for an education in health administration in Michigan:

The tuition at Ferris State University is $610.00 per credit hour for U.S residents.

Canadians are $915.00 per credit hour for those international students.

At the University of Detroit, the average cost per credit hour is $730.00.

At Eastern Michigan the estimated tuition, based on 12 credit hours, for resident and non-resident students is $8,844 and $15,744.

The extra fees usually come from books and supplies, registration fees, loan fees, and personal fee so be sure to check your prospective universities’ financial page for exact costs. On a related note, you may qualify for financial aid and scholarships through institutional and extra-institutional offerings.

MHA Programs in Michigan

Below, we have listed two examples of universities in Michigan which offer MHAs.

Ferris State University

Ferris State University is a mid-size, public university located in Big Rapids, Michigan. It’s low student-to-faculty ratio that provides students with more access and engagement with faculty, thus allowing for quality academic development.

Even better, their MHA program is delivered in an online format with collaborative web-based sessions so that you can connect with other healthcare administration students.

The focus of this program is to prepare graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to lead healthcare organizations. In addition, they offer an Executive program designed for students with two or more years of management experience.

University of Detroit Mercy

The University of Detroit Mercy spawned from the consolidation of the University of Detroit and Mercy College of Detroit in the first year of the 90s. The university offers more than 100 academic degrees that allow for every member of the Detroit Mercy community to create “social change for the common good”.

One of these degrees is a graduate degree in health administration. Their Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) program is designed to build on academic and work-related experience of its students by developing advanced skills in administration and management. The program focuses on social justice, a passion for excellence, evidence-based learning, integrity and ethics, and student development.

List of Programs

Programs Currently Accepting Applicants

George Washington University

Online Master of Health Administration
CAHME Accredited

American University

Online MS in Health Care Management
Accredited

Tufts University

Online MS in Health Informatics & Analytics
Accredited

George Washington University

BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management
Accredited

List of Michigan Programs

Programs Currently Accepting Applicants
Central Michigan University
Master of Health Administration
The MHA degree at CMU prepares students for senior healthcare leadership positions in hospitals, healthcare systems, care facilities, Veterans Administration, healthcare research facilities, and more. CMU is seeking accreditation for the MHA program.
Mount Pleasant
Cleary University
MBA – Health Care Leadership
MBA in Health Care Leadership can be completed on-ground or 100% online. The program is intended to make students use critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Howell
Cornerstone University
M.B.A. HEALTH CARE
M.B.A. Health Care program is designed provide leadership skills. The program enhances the skills and knowledge in five essential disciplines: operations, finance and accounting, organizational behavior, marketing and strategy.
Grand Rapids
Davenport University
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION
MBA-Health Care Management Concentration program is designed to enhace practical expertise in managing diverse health care processes ­necessary for individual and corporate growth and development.
Grand Rapids
Eastern Michigan University
MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Health Administration program is intended to develop qualified professionals and focuses on developing the management skills needed in today’s healthcare industry.
Ypsilanti
Ferris State University
Master of Science in Nursing
The main features of MSN program are that it is flexible, adult student-oriented and user-friendly. All the courses are offered online except informatics. There are three concentrations: nursing education, nursing informatics, and nursing administration.
Big Rapids
Grand Valley State University
Master of Health Administration (MHA)
The MHA program provides the skills and knowledge that prepares them for managerial and leadership roles. The program can be completed either full-time or part-time.
Allendale
Grand Valley State University
Master of Health Administration (MHA)
The MHA program provides the skills and knowledge that prepares them for managerial and leadership roles. The program can be completed either full-time or part-time.
Allendale
Madonna University
Master of Science Health Services Administration
Master of Science Health Services Administration at Madonna University prepares the students with the knowledge required to solve health care business problems and educates them in the theory and practice of health care business management.
Livonia
Madonna University
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
MSN program at Madonna University enhaces the knowledge and skills of the students that make them use scholarly processes to improve health care practice and health outcomes. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Livonia
Madonna University
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
MSN program at Madonna University enhaces the knowledge and skills of the students that make them use scholarly processes to improve health care practice and health outcomes. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Livonia
Madonna University
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
MSN program at Madonna University enhaces the knowledge and skills of the students that make them use scholarly processes to improve health care practice and health outcomes. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Livonia
Madonna University
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
MSN program at Madonna University enhaces the knowledge and skills of the students that make them use scholarly processes to improve health care practice and health outcomes. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Livonia
Michigan Technological University
Medical Informatics—MS
MS in Medical Informatics program at Michigan Technological University can be completed online. The program is intended to enhance the knowledge and abilities of the students so that they can excel in areas such as hospital and healthcare systems, health informatics firms, research laboratories, insurance companies, and government organizations etc.
Houghton
Oakland University
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
The MSN program at Oakland University has four tracks: dult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia and Forensic Nursing. The program prepares students with advanced nursing knowledge to integrate theories and scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, and organizational sciences using translational processes to improve evidence-based nursing practice across diverse settings.
Rochester Hills
Saginaw Valley State University
Master of Science Health Administration & Leadership
Master of Science Health Administration & Leadership program at Saginaw Valley State University equips regional health care leaders with the knowledge required to fill more advanced positions within their respective agencies. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
University Center
Saginaw Valley State University
Master of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing at Saginaw Valley State University prepares registered nurses for practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Nurse Administrator or Nurse Educator. The program is offered online in a hybrid learning environment i.e. both online and in-class sessions.
University Center
South University-Novi
Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Administration
Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Administration at South University-Novi campus is built on the philosophy that healthcare leaders require strong business competencies and management skills to be successful.
Novi
Spring Arbor University
MBA – Healthcare Administration
MBA – Healthcare Administration program at Spring Arbor University is offered online and is one of the most versatile and sought-after degrees by potential healthcare companies and healthcare employers.
Spring Arbor
University of Detroit Mercy
Master of Health Services Administration
Master of Health Services Administration program at University of Detroit Mercy is deisgned for working professionals and develops advanced competencies in management and research techniques.
Detroit
University of Detroit Mercy
Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Health Systems Management
Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Health Systems Management program at University of Detroit Mercy is offered online and prepares nurses for leadership positions across the complex and dynamic health care continuum.
Detroit
University of Detroit Mercy
Clinical Nurse Leader (MSN)
Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Clinical Nurse Leadership program at University of Detroit Mercy is offered online and prepares advanced generalist practitioners to provide clinical leadership at the point of service in a variety of practice settings. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Detroit
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Master in Systems Population Leadership
The Master of Systems Populations program at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor prepares nurses in the systems population field. The program can be completed on campus or online.
Ann Arbor
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Master of Health Informatics
Master of Health Informatics program at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor prepares graduates to enter—and become leaders in—the health informatics field. The program can be completed part time in 3-4 years.
Ann Arbor
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Master in Systems Population Leadership
The Master of Systems Populations program at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor prepares nurses in the systems population field. The program can be completed on campus or online.
Ann Arbor
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Master of Health Informatics
Master of Health Informatics program at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor prepares graduates to enter—and become leaders in—the health informatics field. The program can be completed part time in 3-4 years.
Ann Arbor
University of Michigan-Dearborn
MBA/MASTER OF HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Dual degree program leading to the Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor focuses on the organization, financing, marketing, and management of health care. MBA portion of the program can be completed on the Dearborn campus, on-line, or any combination of the two.
Dearborn