The Master of Health Services Administration program is part of the BGSU Graduate College and BGSU Health and Human Services

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Master of Health Services Administration

Health Services Administration

professional pathways stampThe Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) degree prepares professionals for leadership positions in complex, rapidly changing structure and financing of healthcare and health service organizations. With real world internships and coursework taught by faculty and working leaders of health organizations, the program prepares graduates with the business, technological, public health and leadership foundations to lead health services organizations.

Advance your career

The program will serve the needs of:  

  1. 1) working professionals in health service organizations seeking to advance and
  2. 2) recent graduates of healthcare administration, public health and allied health degrees.

While a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for some positions in health services, earning the MHSA will position these students for leadership roles and advancement.

Job outlook for health care administrators is expected to GROW 17% from 2014-2024, which is "much faster than average." -Bureau of Labor Statistics


To obtain a Master's of Health Services Administration degree, students are required to complete 37 credit hours of coursework at the graduate level and experiential learning that will prepare graduates to plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of health care as Health Services Administrators. Please refer to the Office of the Bursar for current information on tuition and fees.

Application Requirements

Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with coursework completed in statistics, economics and accounting. Equivalent work experience covering these course areas will also be considered for an evaluation of skills for applicants without verified course credit.

To gain regular status admission, applicants must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).

Applicants are required to submit scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official or notarized copies of transcripts from all institutions where degrees were earned and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted.

They are also required to submit official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) unless one of the following criteria is met:

                a. 3.0 out of 4.0 (or equivalent) undergraduate GPA or higher
                b. Earned master’s degree
                c. Five years of relevant work experience

All applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from professionals, a personal statement, and a current resume.

International applicants are also required to submit scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA), or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Successful completion of ELS 112 will also be accepted for this requirement.

Stand Out

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Real-world Experience
  • Flexible Course Requirements
  • Online Course Options
  • Evening Options

COURSE Requirements

  • Managing Healthcare Complexities
  • Health Services Finance
  • Healthcare Data Analytics and Decision Making
  • Management for Health Information Systems
  • Human Resources and Leadership Development in Health Services
  • Health Economics
  • Healthcare Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Healthcare Law and Ethics
  • Quality Management in Health Services Delivery
  • Topics in Health Services Administration (1 cr)
  • Internship (S/U) (3-6 cr)
  • Health Services Industry – Capstone/Client Project or Fellowship

BGSU Graduate College

The Master of Health Services Administration program is part of the BGSU Graduate College and BGSU Health and Human Services

* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact

Updated: 09/29/2023 11:33AM