Master of Science in Health Administration

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Advance your Career in Health Administration in One Year

The U.S. healthcare industry is undergoing profound systemic and historical changes. With far-reaching demographic shifts, a new paradigm of patient-centered care, and an evolving policy landscape, the future of this rapidly growing sector will depend on healthcare professionals with proven leadership, managerial, and problem-solving skills.

Fordham’s M.S. in Health Administration (MSHA) is a CAHME-accredited, one-year, accelerated-style program that will provide you with the concrete skills and comprehensive industry knowledge required to become an innovator in healthcare administration—in hospitals, private practice, public health, healthcare unions, insurance companies, and many other settings.

Program Highlights

  • Study and work full-time with our CAHME-accredited, one-year, accelerated-style curriculum (including intensives and online instruction) for a total of 14 courses and 31 credits
  • Attend bi-monthly, weekend classes at our conveniently-located Lincoln Center campus in midtown Manhattan
  • Engage deeply in healthcare management’s most dynamic issues, including finance, communication and negotiation, operations, electronic medical records, leadership, law and regulatory issues, and ethics
  • Build relationships through the program’s cohort model, which brings together a diverse group of students from all facets of the healthcare industry
  • Enrich your coursework with the resources of the Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center, run by the center's director, Falguni Sen, Ph.D.
  • Participate in a yearlong case study, developing practical knowledge and ethical decision-making skills
  • Complete a capstone project that is closely mentored and focused on policy-relevant research
  • Network at events featuring thought leaders in the field
  • Receive complimentary memberships to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), which includes chapter membership to Healthcare Leaders of New York (HLNY)

“Fordham’s M.S. in Health Administration (MSHA) has helped me develop the necessary skills to thrive in the realm of healthcare."

Nathaniel Davis, MSHA '23, Care Coordinator, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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Highly-trained health administrators are in top demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 32 percent growth rate in employment for medical and health service managers from 2020 to 2030.

As a graduate of Fordham’s M.S. in Health Administration program, you will be well-prepared to advance within your current profession or compete successfully for new career paths in the health administration sector. Our alumni has gone on to secure the following positions:

  • Director of medical records
  • Patient flow manager
  • Practice manager
  • Human resources director
  • Financial analyst
  • Audit director
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Billing department manager
  • Managed care coordinator
  • Chief operating officer of physician-owned and other multispeciality practices

Graduates find success at these healthcare facilities

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Northwell Health
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • Parsley Health
  • NYU Langone Health
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Hartford Healthcare
  • Westchester Medical Center
  • Summit Health
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Sun River Health
  • New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
  • MetroPlus Health
  • National Institute of Mental Health