Health Professions

MHA - Master of Health Administration

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree is available through an on-campus CAHME-accredited program as well as an online program. The different learning formats allow students from New York City, Long Island, and other regions to develop and strengthen their health services knowledge, communication skills, and leadership skills. MHA graduates from both programs are expected to be practice-ready professionals who contribute to their organizations and communities.

The 48-credit hour MHA curriculum focuses on health and health services and includes courses such as:

  • healthcare management leadership
  • hospital organization
  • healthcare data analytics
  • health information systems
  • a range of electives including ambulatory and long term care administration
  • workshops in areas such as strategic planning and population health

Program Options

Residential On-Campus Program

The 48-credit hour curriculum for the accredited on-campus MHA program is application-based. Courses include an exploration of both theories and concepts and how these can be practically applied in health services organizations.


Online Program Option

The online MHA at Hofstra University is built upon an asynchronous learning platform where students complete the 48-credit hour curriculum through a series of weekly modules.

Your Future

Professional Development

Learn about career potential for MHA students, and read success stories from our graduates.

Program Directory

Program Director

Edward Coffield, PhD
Associate Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
Phone: 516-463-7019