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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2013 - 2014 MHSA Graduates and Job Placements
latrisa Brewer Oncology Clinical Initiatives Analyst Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion
Ryan Burnside Assistant Patient Access Director Healthcare Corporation of America
Kelly Doyle Practice Manager St. Joseph's/Candler Health System
Amy Fey Business Analyst Memorial Health University Medical Center
Christina Head Oncology Clinical Initiatives Analyst Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion
Brittany Hill Healthcare Benefits Analyst Alliant Insurance Services
Katie Lanier Assistant Practice Administrator Southeast Lung/Crititcal Care
Brent Miller Practice Manager St. Joseph's/Candler Health System
Michael Noland Quality Reporting and Measurement Analyst Bon Secours Health System
Michael Phillips Program Director Diversified Clinical Services
Mallory Scott Medical Staff Coordinator Effingham Health System
Lindsey Strickland Team Leader-Bariatric Surgical Services Memorial Health University Physicians
Ashley Fuller Practice Manager III
Ben Anderson Busniness Manager, Surgical Services
Cynthia Pauley Director of Performance Improvement
Sandy Hoang Senior Physician IT Manager
Walter New Consultant, Health Services
Adam Fillhaber Reimbursement Manager
Alaina Underberg Research Bunsiness Manager
Christina Head Oncology Clinical Initiatives Analyst
Christopher Clarke Business Owner
Corey Langston Unknown
Derek Frazier VA Health System Fellowship
Garland Deshazer Meharry Medical College Fellowship
Gerardo Pollock  Rehabilitation Services Manager
Kaeside Orizu Patient Services Coordinator
Kelli Green VA Health System Fellowship
Lawrence Rice Clinical Integration Administrator
Matthew Geiman Chief, Clinical Operations
Nicole Riley Patient Access Manager
Prino Jacob Contract Representative
Shalena Baker Benefits Coordinator
Theresa Muller Corporate Community Relations Coordinator
Vicki Scott Utilization Review Coordinator
William Miller Practice Manager, Neurology

% Job Placement: 91%

Total HC Employed

100% (Percentage of Total 2013-2014 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 Armstrong, 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: