Online Master of Health Administration (MHA) in Health Systems Management

Innovate Solutions to Improve the Future of Health Care

Located in Virginia. Serving the World.

As the health care industry evolves, organizations need innovative leaders to improve operations and the quality of patient care. Join the online MHA in Health Systems Management program from George Mason University to develop the management expertise needed to help make health systems more efficient while delivering a high level of care to patients.

George Mason’s experienced faculty will immerse you in an evidence-based curriculum with opportunities for experiential learning, helping you develop the skills to lead teams within health systems. You’ll engage with your professors and peers throughout the program, building your professional network while enhancing your teamwork abilities.

This online program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), signaling the high quality of George Mason’s courses. You will also complete a field-based capstone to apply your health systems management expertise in a real-world setting.

Discover the rich online learning experiences available exclusively from Virginia’s largest research university. Plus, capitalize on the proven career and advancement achieved by graduates of George Mason’s online programs.

CAHME Accredited

No. 32 Health Care Management Program1

Top 10 Online Master’s Degrees for ROI2

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An Evidence-Based MHA Curriculum Focusing on Your Success

Health care is evolving quickly. As a result, George Mason’s expert faculty emphasize cutting-edge topics relating to health care, helping you develop as an innovative manager. In addition to learning finance, human resources, and information systems through a health management lens, you’ll build an ethical focus for improving patient quality while streamlining health care delivery.

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Explore organizational behavior and leadership theory so that you can manage interdisciplinary teams and improve health care decision-making.

Statistics in Health Services Management

Learn how to harness descriptive and inferential statistics to improve operations as a health services manager.

Quality Improvement in Health Services

Examine ways to measure and control health care quality while striving to improve processes and outcomes.

Financial Management in Health Systems

Discover the financial management tools and methods health systems use when allocating funds.

Preparing Healthcare Leaders and Innovators

The online MHA in Health Systems Management emphasizes experiential learning which is key to developing the skills you need to lead real-world settings. Connect with us to learn more about our high-quality courses and rich, meaningful engagement with professors and peers to create a unique and personally rewarding environment.

“The Master of Health Administration (MHA) in Health Systems Management program has contributed to my professional development by pushing me to tap into my skills in preparation for an executive-level job in this ever-changing healthcare industry. In my search for an MHA program, my priority was finding a CAHME accredited online program that offered flexibility without compromising my learning experience. This program offered a challenging curriculum and checked all my boxes. I never felt disconnected from my classmates or faculty members, and rather developed strong relationships through the various group projects and class sessions that were hosted throughout the program. The faculty members were beyond supportive throughout my journey and fostered a sense of community. I am so grateful to have completed my graduate degree with George Mason University and encourage anyone who is looking to advance their career to go for it!”

— Amany A.

Rigorous Academic Standards. Flexible Online Format.

At George Mason, we curate online programs that offer innovative experiences to further your ambitions in a way that works with your schedule. Like our on-campus students, you’ll benefit from our commitment to academic rigor and integrity while learning from the same renowned faculty.

We’ve been recognized as a top university for non-traditional learners, and our commitment to your success goes beyond graduation. After you’ve earned your degree, you’ll maintain lifetime access to our career services.

Take Your Career to the Heart of Health Care Innovation

Honing your ability to improve health care quality and efficiency through innovation can make you an asset in this evolving sector. That’s clear when you consider the employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 28% from 2021 to 2031.3 Additionally, the median salary for health care roles was $75,040 in May 2021.4

8 Professional Settings for MHA Graduates

  1. Hospitals
  2. Health systems
  3. Consulting and regulatory organizations
  4. Medical practice groups
  5. Ambulatory clinics
  6. Managed care organizations
  7. Health insurance firms
  8. Government agencies

A World-Class Education Within Reach

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. We welcome students from all walks of life, and we’ve designed our programs with that in mind. Our modern curriculum, responsive faculty, and innovative solutions combine to produce a six-year graduation rate that exceeds the national average, with no disparity based on ethnicity or economic status. We’re proud to be continuously recognized – and ranked – for offering an education that is affordable, accessible, and valuable.

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  2. OnlineU. Best Online Master’s Programs: Online Master’s Degrees with the Highest Return on Investment. Retrieved June 17, 2022, from
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical and Health Services Managers. Retrieved September 13, 2022, from
  4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Healthcare Occupations. Retrieved May 5, 2023, from