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Master of Health Services Administration

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 Atlantic 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, utilizing a contemporary, competency-based curriculum and a student-centered approach to education.

MHSA Core Values

The core values identified as being necessary and sufficient to accomplishing the stated mission of the MHSA program include the following:

  • A commitment to educational integrity and innovation
  • A commitment to competency-based instruction
  • A commitment to community and professional service
  • A commitment to diversity of views / backgrounds among faculty, students, and program stakeholders
  • A commitment to continuous evaluation and improvement of the educational experience
  • A commitment on student-centered educational programming
  • A commitment to the advancement of health services administration as a professional discipline
  • A commitment to student personal and professional development

Program of Study

  • PUBH 7100 Foundations of Public Health, Concepts of Administration
  • PUBH 6100 Epidemiology
  • MHSA 6200 Statistical Applications of Health Care Management
  • MHSA 7300 Managerial Accounting in Health Care
  • MHSA 6650 Human Resources Management in Health Care
  • MHSA 6700 Quality Management Methods in Health Care
  • MHSA 8500 Leadership Seminar
  • MHSA 6400 Health Care Economics
  • MHSA 6625 Health Informatics
  • MHSA 8630 Health Care Financial Management
  • MHSA 7400 Health Politics and Policy
  • MHSA 7250 Operations Management Methods in Health Care
  • MHSA 6100 Organizational Theory and Behavior in Health Care
  • MHSA 6800 Legal Environment of Health Care
  • MHSA 6850 Managerial and Biomedical Ethics
  • MHSA 6880 Strategic Management and Marketing in Health Care I*
  • MHSA 7880 Strategic Management and Marketing in Health Care II*
  • Elective (2 hours from the following list)
    • MHSA 7900 Internship/Residency in Health Services Administration
    • MHSA 8911/12 Health Services Administration Practicum I and II
    • MHSA 8920 Health Services Administration Research Practicum

*MHSA 6880 and MHSA 7880 are designated as the program capstone course sequence. All MHSA students will take these courses during the last two semesters of their program in residence (excluding summers).

MHSA Application

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