At Woods College of Advancing Studies, students with a wide variety of backgrounds, knowledge, and experience access an esteemed Boston College education and advance their careers. Students engage in rigorous and sustained conversations about emerging issues. They also develop analytical and critical thinking skills that enable them to apply evidence-based management practices toward the goal of enacting social change and promoting the values at the heart of our discipline: equity, justice, and inclusion. Graduates of the program work across settings focused on health care systems, practices, and policies that address population health and social determinants to ensure expanded access and improve quality of care while decreasing cost.
The design of the Healthcare Administration graduate program and its pedagogy directly benefit from Boston College’s agility and intentionality as they respond to changing times. The design of the Healthcare Administration graduate program curriculum reflects Boston College’s commitment to helping prepare students to become engaged and moral world citizens. The Healthcare Administration graduate program continuously adapts the course content by incorporating current health-related crisis scenarios and contemporary challenges that the health industry faces in the fast-changing future.
The MHA is an online program with asynchronous activities in seven-week courses; students often take two courses per semester with a one week break in between. Designed to accommodate both professional and personal demands, the program allows students to complete the degree at their own pace in typically 1 to 2 years, but with the flexibility to extend longer.