It's a responsibility for people in Health Administration roles to really find new and innovative ways to deliver health care to everyone. Megan Pisone, MHA student

Master of Health Administration


Don't accept how healthcare is. Challenge what it could be.

Rapid transformation is happening in healthcare - from the systems used to the standards set for patient care. It's a defining moment in the field and requires leaders who seek to challenge themselves and the people around them to step up.

What the industry needs is strong health administrators to take charge and be the change. With a strategic balance of business acumen, communication management, and tech-savviness, Duquesne's online Master of Health Administration or Health Informatics and Data Analytics Micro-Credential can prepare you to redefine the future of healthcare.

Health administrators are made to make an impact - and you will be, too.

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Why choose Duquesne for your online health administration degree or micro-credential?

Duquesne University, with its long tradition of academic excellence and community service, is a widely recognized pioneer in online graduate education. Our students and faculty are passionate about being inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs for the constantly evolving healthcare delivery system.

From policy-making to human resources to department management and beyond, there are several layers of management that have to work together to help a facility reach its goals. We can prepare you to fill these roles.


Broaden your knowledge of healthcare standards.

Health administrators can influence people's lives because the day-to-day business of the clinic, treatment center or hospital improves people's well-being and their ability to lead healthy and productive lives. But you'll handle more than the logistics of running a successful healthcare facility - you'll keep a pulse on laws and regulations as they change.

Learn from innovative health administration leaders.

Study online with us, and the first thing you'll notice is the high caliber of instruction. That's because the faculty who lead our online health administration programs are among the best in their fields so they teach from first-hand experience. They exemplify the highest ideals of the teacher-scholar, and they place as much value on your achievements as on their own. They'll also know you by name.

Immerse yourself in research-based projects.

We approach education differently at Duquesne University. Our innovative instructional methods are developed using industry trends and research-based projects, tailored specifically to your chosen concentration and area of expertise. We approach your coursework this way because it helps us equip you with a wide range of competencies, ensuring that you'll graduate with what you need to lead in any healthcare facility.

Benefit from the flexibility of online coursework.

You're making a choice to further your career in healthcare. And we're making it as convenient for you as possible. The John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences at Duquesne University is one of the largest health sciences schools in the country, with nationally recognized programs led by internationally renowned faculty. Our online programs are designed so you can complete coursework anywhere on your own schedule.

Resources tailored to your needs.

Online Program Orientation: This introduction is designed to help familiarize you with Blackboard, our online learning platform. You'll learn about the different features available as you complete your courses online.

The Writing Center: This center provides consultants to assist you in becoming a better writer. They can give you feedback on a writing project and offer one-on-one assistance at all stages of the writing process.

Gumberg Library: As an online student, you'll be able to access resources through the Gumberg Library system. Resources like academic articles and databases will help guide your research.


Our online MHA offers three concentrations. Which one is right for you?

Health Informatics and Data Analytics

Accurate, actionable data drives business decisions - in healthcare and all other industries.

Coursework for this concentration prepares you to design, develop and adopt IT-based innovations to improve healthcare delivery. You'll learn about Access, Structured Query Language (SQL) and Python, and then apply this knowledge to support informed decision-making through database management.

Healthcare Compliance and Risk Management

This concentration is one of the few of its kind offered through a Master of Health Administration program in the nation. Our coursework will introduce you to the laws and regulations that serve as a framework for healthcare compliance.

Learn how to identify and reduce the risk of policy, regulatory or legal violations from industry experts with real-world experience. Then use that knowledge to develop programs designed to mitigate risk and promote ethical business standards.

Population Health

Controlling diseases saves lives, which makes it vital to our society. That's why our curriculum for this concentration focuses on exploring threats, reducing the risk of recurrence and communicating with the public.


Health Informatics and Data Analytics Micro-Credential

In addition to our online MHA, we also offer a 12-credit micro-credential in Health Informatics and Data Analytics, which can help you develop your ability to understand, leverage and share data in a healthcare setting.

This micro-credential is ideal for working professionals who are looking to enhance their skill set and value in the workforce without enrolling in a full master's program. The content from these courses can be applied in a variety of environments, including hospitals, healthcare systems, the insurance industry, medical group practices and long-term care facilities.

If you choose this option, you'll receive the same expert instruction as our MHA students, and if you decide to pursue your master's later, you can apply your credits toward the full degree.


"Duquesne University provided a strong foundation for my career path because it helped me develop competitive skills that are useful in both graduate school and the healthcare sector. One of the biggest advantages of attending the John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences was receiving individual attention."

- Apeksha Iyer, graduate
John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences