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YOU CAN EARN AN MHA ✓ Lowest MHA tuition in Michigan
✓ Be a part of an executive cohort
✓ Hybrid program to better fit your schedule

Earn your Master of Science in Health Administration & Leadership (MHA) Degree

Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Tanika Williams Graduate Admissions CoordinatorMy name is Tanika Williams, MBA, MS, and I am here to help you navigate your path to earning your graduate degree. If you have any questions regarding application requirements use one of the links below or feel free to text me at (989) 461-2050.

MHA Program Coordinators

Marcia Ditmyer PortraitMarcia Ditmyer
Dean of the College of Health & Human Services
(989) 964-4508

Jeremy Knous PortraitJeremy Knous
Professor of Kinesiology
(989) 964-2632

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Join an Executive Cohort

The Executive Cohort of SVSU's Master of Science Health Administration & Leadership program is designed specifically to meet the educational needs of busy clinicians, physicians, advanced practice providers, and current healthcare administrators. This program will provide health care leadership skills to complement clinical experience in preparation for health care administrative positions.


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Become a Leader

This program is designed for clinicians, physicians, advanced practice providers, and current health care administrators. Advance your career and become a healthcare leader when you acquire the administration and management skills critical to this ever-changing environment of health administration!

Develop Your Skills

  • Navigate within the healthcare reform journey
  • Perform business and analytical skills
  • Assess regulatory and legal requirements
  • Apply emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and negotiation to leadership
  • Understand healthcare finance, budgeting and payer complexities

Enjoy the Rewards

  • Continuing Medical Education credits provided
  • Online and hybrid delivery, with two Saturday meetings per semester enhanced with synchronous technology to provide greater engagement
  • Cohort format with priority course scheduling
  • Simplified application process, course registration, and assistance with all learning materials. Face-to-face meetings include meals.

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Easy Admissions Process

SVSU’s executive cohort MHA program accepts a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. A detailed list of requirements makes applying straightforward and simple.

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Designed for Working Clinicians and Administrators

Our executive cohort MHA degree is made for the practicing health care employee—with flexible class times and the perfect combination of in-person and remote instruction.

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Cost-effective and Competitive

More affordable than comparable programs with a variety of loans and scholarships available, SVSU’s Master of Science in Health Administration & Leadership program is a convenient and cost-effective way to advance your administration career.

Get with the program! Sign up for the Master of Science Health Administration & Leadership executive track at Saginaw Valley State University. You will not regret it. It’s fun, rewarding, relevant, challenging, and well worth your time. If you currently are or are looking to be, a leader in healthcare administration this program is a must. It is loaded with pertinent, up-to-date, real-world information that will prepare you to navigate and succeed in the ever-changing world of 21st-century healthcare.

— William R Felten MD, FACC
Cardiovascular Service Line Chief
MidMichigan Health

Guided by Healthcare-Focused Advisory Board and Professional Organizations

The advisory board for the Master of Science Health Administration & Leadership consists of members from healthcare-related organizations and the SVSU community. The advisory board was created to assure current and relevant content is incorporated into the program. Professional organizations: American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE), Health Care Finance Management Association (HFMA), Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) provide content throughout the curriculum.

Industry Outlook

SVSU's MHA offers working adults a flexible solution for earning their degree from a highly ranked and nationally recognized program.

Average Job Growth*


Average Salary Range*

$78K/year to $104K/year

Average Job Placement Rate for SVSU Graduates


*Stats are approximations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor

“The Masters in Health Administration and Leadership Program has been intellectually stimulating with an engaged group of colleagues and course materials relevant to my work.”

Michael A. Stack, M.D. VPMA
MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot

"The MSHAL course exceeded my expectations. The content was not only applicable to my daily work but also inspired me to think about other areas where I can make a difference. It provided great content in varied formats that kept my interest. It provided camaraderie between myself and physicians I had seen or heard their name but never knew. It was exciting to see these physicians share my passion for making positive changes throughout Covenant. The program does require a good deal of time, but it is well worth it. I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would."

Dr. Dawn R. Johnson, DO
Covenant Medical Group

"The program has provided new insight, understanding and knowledge that I have been able to directly apply in my duties in the hospital. The subject matter and assignments are immediately applicable to current workflows and the challenges we face in the hospital. It was especially rewarding to design and complete an assignment that was initiated in the hospital to solve one of these challenges."

Aaron Smith, MD, FACEP
Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Clinical Operations Coordinator, ECC
Covenant Healthcare




Graduate Admissions
Wickes Hall 230
(989) 964-6096

Graduate Health Administration & Leadership Program Coordinator

Tanika Williams
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
(989) 461-2050