Healthcare Administration

Program Type
Master of Healthcare Administration
Main Campus in Radford, VA


If your goal is a senior-level position or higher in the field of health management, a master’s degree is a must. Our program will provide foundational business-oriented skills that will help you lead a complex healthcare organization and prepare you for an exciting career in a growing, dynamic, fast-changing field.

Why Study Healthcare Administration?

Learn from anywhere: Our program is 100% online an may be completed in 19-24 months. 

Knowledgeable faculty and staff: You will be taught by instructors with real-world experiences from Carilion Clinic and other nationally acclaimed healthcare centers. You will be exposed to all areas of healthcare practice and administration, and have opportunities to learn in the company of CEOs, COOs, subject matter experts, financial analysts, human resources administrators, and many more national experts in the field of healthcare administration.

 Interprofessionalism: In your classes, you will have opportunities to interact and learn beside a broad range of healthcare providers, so you’ll be prepared to collaborate across clinical and nonclinical specialties from the start of your career.

The M.H.A. program is in candidacy for the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education and is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

Careers and Internships

In 2021, medical and health services managers made a median annual salary of $101,340, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Graduates become successful healthcare professionals across a wide range of healthcare settings, including:

  • Hospitals (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Physician offices
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Home healthcare services
  • Employment services
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Government agencies
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Social assistance agencies
  • Educational institutions
  • Research institutions
  • Public health

Opportunities for Healthcare Administration students at Radford

Throughout the program there are opportunities to engage as a student leader and participate in conferences and networking opportunities, including the Upsilon Phi Delta Student Honor Association and American College of Healthcare Executives virtual series on public health and healthcare leadership.

Admissions Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a recommended GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.
  • All applicants must have completed a college-level statistics course with a grade of C or higher prior to or during the first semester of the program.
  • Completed recommendation forms from 2 references.
  • A professional resume.
  • Students may transfer up to 12 graduate credit hours to the M.H.A. program (Please refer to the Transfer Credit policy in the Graduate Policies section of this catalog).

Related Programs

  • Ranked #5 in the nation for Online Master in Healthcare Administration

    Academic Influence 2021

  • 1 of the top 10 fastest-growing and highest-paying jobs in the healthcare industry

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • 4 million jobs will be added to the healthcare and social assistance sector by 2026

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

Get connected to your career early

  • Mentorship and networking Opportunities
  • Carilion Pharmacy Fellow Program
  • Active Healthcare Administration Advisory Board

“I needed an online format to balance my full-time employment status. Radford University Carilion's Master in Healthcare Administration program hit the mark for all my essential needs and exceeded my expectations.” 

Peri Braxton-Sears, '22
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