Achieve an executive position in health care

Brooke Clark

Brooke Clark chose the University of Missouri's health administration program because of its hybrid nature — she was able to complete courses online and interact face-to-face with professors and peers on executive weekends. She felt right at home at Mizzou; the faculty in the MHA program creates an environment that welcomes both interaction and professional development. With a certification she obtained in the program, Brooke was able to land a new job!

Kelly Mitchell

Health Administration and Informatics (MHA/MSHI) | Columbia, MO

Kelly Mitchell came to health care after 18 years in law enforcement. MU's distance-mediated master's gave her the structure and flexibility she needed to balance her online studies with the demands of a full-time job.

Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: School of Medicine | Department of Health Management and Informatics
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • Delivery mode: Blended; some campus visits required
  • Credit hours: 42
  • Estimated program cost: $35,306.46*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

The online master’s degree in health administration from MU will help you integrate clinical and managerial competencies. If you have at least three to five years of clinical or administrative experience in health care, and you want to prepare for an executive leadership position in a health care setting, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth
Median salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, Top Executives

Titles held by recent graduates:

  • CEO
  • CFO
  • Director, Supply Chain Operations
  • Manager, Care Coordination
  • Continuous Improvement Manager
  • Director of Health Information Management

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is blended; some campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically finish the program in two years.

Course work covers

  • Financial management
  • Health care law
  • Health informatics
  • Human resources
  • Leadership
  • Strategic planning

Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award

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Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Health Management and Informatics.