Health Sciences

Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA)

Accredited by CAHME. The objective of the Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) degree is to provide the student with mastery of the knowledge and skills for the effective administration of health service organizations across the continuum of care. Specifically, the student will understand the basic organizational, financial, legal, and managerial components of health services as they relate to a dynamic and evolving health care delivery system.

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2012 - 2013 MHSA Graduates and Job Placements
Shalena Baker Management Speicalist Bayada HHC
Christopher Clarke Owner Self-employed (non-healthcare)
Garland DeShazer Management Fellow Meharry Medical College
Adam Fillhaber Reimbursement Coordinator Wellstar Health System
Derek Frazier GHATP Fellow VA Health System
Matthew Geiman CFO Beaumont Army Medical Center
Kelli Green GHATP Fellow VA Health System
Prino Jacob Program Associate Cigna-Wellspring
Corey Langston Residence Life Coordinator non-healthcare
Theresa Muller Community Liaison Carolinas Health System
Kaeside Orizu Patient Services Coordinator Emory Healthcare
Lawrence Rice Assistant Practice Manager Urological Health Center
Nicole Riley Patient Access Manager Park Ridge Health
Vicki Scott Documentation Coordinator SJC Health System
Alaina Underberg Regulatory Affairs Coodinator Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion
Ben Anderson Surgical Services Manager SJC Health System
Sandy Hoang Senior Information System Analyst Northside Hospital (Atlanta)
Trey Lawrence Billing Manager Memorial University Medical Center
Hunter New Consultant (Health) Ernst and Young (Atlanta)
Ashley Fuller Practice Manager III Memorial Health University Physicians
Cynthia Pauley Director of Process Improvement SJC Health System


Total HC Employed

91% (Percentage of Total 2012-2013 graduates working in the health care field withing 3 months of graduation)

Percentage Completion

88% (Percentage of students admitted between 2011 and 2013 that graduated within 2 academic years)

Careers in Health Services Administration

When you obtain an MHSA degree from AASU, you will find that it is not only your knowledge that has increased but also your earning potential. Types of careers include:

  • Consulting Firms
  • Hospitals and Medical Centers
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Long-term Care Facilities
  • Physician Group Practices
  • Insurance Industry
  • Associate Consultant
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Management Associate
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Health Systems Specialist
  • Fiscal Program Analyst
  • Project Coordinator
  • Practice Manager
  • Coordinator, Education and Practice Improvement
  • Utilization Manager
  • Quality Improvement Coordinator

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MHSA Mission

The MHSA program at Armstrong State University prepares a highly qualified, diverse group of students for increasingly responsible leadership roles in health services administration across the continuum of the health services industry.

MHSA Vision

The MHSA program will become a leading provider of graduate health services administration education within the state of Georgia and serve as a regional resource for community and professional development and applied research and scholarship.

MHSA Core Values

The MHSA program values the following:

  • Educational integrity and innovation
  • Community engagement
  • Diversity
  • Continuous program improvement
  • Student-centered educational programming


MHSA Program Goals and Objectives (Adopted 2011)

Link to Program Goals and Objectives

MHSA Educational Competencies (Adopted Fall 2008)

Link to MHSA Educational Competencies (Adopted Fall 2008)

Program of Study (Click on a course below to view sample course syllabus)


MHSA Student Handbook (Revised 2013)

 Link to MHSA Student Handbook

MHSA Application

All applicants must apply through Graduate Studies. For more information about the application process and application forms, contact: