Saint Joseph’s University MHA

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Type of Degree

MHA Degree

Type of Program


General University Information

Saint Joseph’s University (also referred to as SJU or St. Joe’s) is a private, coeducational Roman Catholic Jesuit university located partially in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia and partially in Lower Merion Township and located in the Pennsylvania Main Line, Pennsylvania, United States.

The school was founded in 1851 as Saint Joseph’s College by the Society of Jesus. As of 2010, Saint Joseph’s University is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Saint Joseph’s University educates over 8,500 students each year in over 60 undergraduate majors, 12 special-study options, 28 study-abroad programs, 53 graduate study areas, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. It has 17 centers and institutes. Saint Joseph’s is one of the oldest Jesuit, Catholic universities in the United States.

Program Description

Students in Health Administration may pursue courses of study leading either to the Master of Science in Health Administration with concentration options or a Post-Master’s Certificate. The M.S. program is structured primarily for health care professionals with considerable experience in the health delivery system who are interested in the management and administrative aspects of health organizations and the health system.

The M.S. curricula presupposes no previous academic training in business.The M.S. in Health Administration curricula are designed to provide the technical and behavioral competencies as defined by the Health Leadership Competency Model, Version 2 developed by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL, 2005). The coursework focuses on the following content areas as defined by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME, 2006) to assist students to apply knowledge and skills to the management of the environment, processes of patient care, and/or population health.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students should send the following to the Office of Graduate Operations:

  • A completed Saint Joseph’s University Graduate application.
  • A $35 application fee.*
  • Official sealed transcripts each undergraduate and graduate institution attended.
  • 500-word statement on personal goals and objectives.
  • A current resume detailing professional work experience.
  • Two letters of recommendation appraising the applicant’s capacity for studies at the graduate level and leadership potential in the field of health administration.
  • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 2.75 are required to take the Graduate Record Examination and submit those scores.
  • An interview may be required at the discretion of the Program Director.


Saint Joseph’s University


Philadelphia, PA

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