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Master the Skills You Need

Employer-aligned, convenient and personalized, our Master of Healthcare Administration was designed in close collaboration with industry healthcare professionals and provides the next generation in online learning: competency-based education.

Student Testimonial Boston College Online MHA Program

“With two young children and a full time job this new, online medium has allowed me to focus on the important things in my everyday life while maintaining academic progress.”

Rebecca Hayes, surgical nurse, Mount Auburn Hospital

Message from the Dean
Woods College of Advancing Studies

Boston College draws upon its mission and its Jesuit, Catholic heritage to create a remarkable educational experience in order to prepare students for citizenship, service, and leadership in a global society. Message from the Dean

Dean of Woods College of Advancing Studies
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Your Experience Counts

Our competency-based education (CBE) model allows you to use what you have learned in life and at work to move through content you already know and focus on the skills and knowledge that you need to know.


BC’s MHA program was designed with industry healthcare leaders to ensure the curriculum is focused on mastering the skills that healthcare employers are looking for when they make hiring and promotion decisions.

Master of Healthcare Administration Program
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Our online MHA program provides a mix of faculty-led and self-paced elements that allows you to work at home or on the go. You can move through courses according to your schedule, whether that’s late at night, early in the morning or on the weekend.


Our eight-week format allows you to complete your degree in typically two years, but in as little as one year for students with extra time to devote to school. We admit students five times a year, so the next enrollment period is never far away.

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Career Accelerator

Accelerate your career with an MHA focused on mastering the skills demanded by healthcare employers. You’ll also gain access to a network of more than 178,000 Boston College alumni around the world.

Personalized Support

Our program is designed for busy working professionals and includes personalized, one-on-one sessions with your own Executive Coach to ensure you achieve your goals.

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Ever to Excel: The Boston College Commitment and Experience

The motto of Boston College, “Ever to Excel” is a commitment to our students and a tribute to our history. What allows us to excel is the expansion of our minds and hearts, “to be more” more than we ever thought we could be; more than the world around us could imagine. Picture yourself in our school becoming more in every area of your life. It is possible in the exciting and inspiring environment of Boston College.

Boston College draws upon its mission and its distinctive religious tradition to create a remarkable educational experience. As a Catholic and Jesuit university, it is rooted in a worldview that seeks to encounter God in all creation and through all human activity, especially in the search for truth in every discipline, in the desire to learn, and in the call to live justly together. In this spirit, Boston College understands the interface of religion with the academy as a formative dialogue, one that is essential to the continuous evolution of its distinctive intellectual heritage. In so doing, Boston College fosters in its students rigorous intellectual development coupled with religious, ethical and personal formation in order to prepare them for citizenship, service and leadership in a global society.

Within this Boston College environment, faculty and students of the Woods College expand the mission by engaging in significant scholarship that enriches the culture and addresses important societal needs. As such, the Woods College of Advancing Studies seeks to promote care and attention to the human person that is the hallmark of Jesuit education. In particular, the Woods College of Advancing Studies recognizes the important contributions a diverse student body, faculty and staff can offer, while being firmly committed to academic freedom.

James P. Burns, I.V.D., Ph. D.
Woods College of Advancing Studies
Boston College

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