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Experience the Boston College Connection

When you earn a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Boston College you join a worldwide network of more than 180,000 alumni. Combined with the professional expertise of the industry council who collaborated with program leaders to develop an academic curriculum that’s aligned with employer demands, this degree is truly designed for healthcare leaders.

What MHA Students Are Saying…

I was hesitant when I first considered applying to an online program, but the weekly live class sessions, which are done using video conferencing, make me feel like I’m in a classroom. As a result of these virtual class sessions, I’ve expanded my network nationally. – Amanda Yano-Litwin

Amanda Yano Litwin, Administrative Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

By far the best choice I made was choosing BC for the MHA! All the courses relate to my work in healthcare. I’ve received opportunities that would not have been possible prior to me starting the program. – Kaitlyn Torres

Kaitlyn Torres , Coordinator, Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

The program curriculum is excellent. Students are shown how to be successful in their career. Besides the academic learning, the MHA faculty, the Executive Coach, and the program staff are wonderful in caring for and supporting the individual needs of each student. With my software/technology background, the BC MHA program has truly leveraged my transition into the healthcare sector. – Nina Nguyen

Nina Nguyen, Senior Software Development Test Engineer at Invicro, A Konica Minolta Company

I enjoy combining the MHA Program with my professional life activities because it not only allows me to make well-informed contributions, but also allows me to educate my supervisors and colleagues about the healthcare system. The more time I spend in the MHA Program the more confident I become making decisions in my professional life.

Rebecca Cyr, Operations Coordinator, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital

With two young children and a full time job I find 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

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Boston College Program Key Features

Boston College’s 46-credit MHA program provides a next-generation online learning experience to support your healthcare career goals. Enjoy opportunities to network and build on the skills needed to help you take on new or expanded leadership roles in your organization. We support you throughout your MHA program experience in the following ways:

Online Courses with Self-Paced and Faculty-Led Elements
Your 12 courses can be completed entirely online. Your courses include both self-paced elements that you can work through on your own schedule as well as real-time interactions and meetings with your faculty instructor and your classmates.

Immersion Short-Course
The immersion short-course is a summer course that provides opportunities for networking with healthcare thought leaders and entrepreneurs. As part of this course, students present final projects to a panel of healthcare leaders.

Competency-Based Learning Model
Your program follows an online competency-based education (CBE) format – an innovative approach to earning your master’s degree. Through CBE, your experience counts. You build on what you already know, demonstrate mastery at your pace and focus on learning what is most meaningful to you.

Executive Coach
We provide you with complimentary career advancement and mentorship throughout your program to help you get the most out of your MHA program professionally. Your coach can help you to develop a personalized professional development plan and provide the support you need as you navigate next steps in your career – both near-term and longer-term. Together with your coach, you can grow your network, identify and remove obstacles in your career path, and become the empowered “CEO” of your own professional pathway.

Seven-Week Format
We offer our courses in an accelerated format so you can progress through your degree at your pace. Many students choose to take one course every seven weeks to focus on one course at a time while still completing two courses in a traditional semester timeframe.

Meaningful Online Interaction with Your Peers
Your courses include opportunities to collaborate with your peers to develop and present cutting-edge projects that address strategic and tactical challenges facing the healthcare industry.


Talk to an MHA Application Specialist today for more information about how the BC online MHA degree program can help you achieve your professional goals at 1-617-449-4970.

A: There are three convenient start dates offered per year: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Contact a Boston College Online MHA Application Specialist at 1-617-449-4970 to find the next start date that works with your schedule.

A: Typically, each course is 7 weeks in length

A: The program typically takes two years to complete. Most students take one course per seven-week module, thereby completing two courses in a typical 16-week semester and finishing the program in two years.

A: No, there is no application fee.

A: The tuition is $1,190 per credit. The program is 46 credits.

A: A comprehensive fee of $25 per semester in the fall and spring, and $45 per semester in the summer helps to support the cost of providing the online courses, online library access, academic support and career services, and more, all of which can be accessed virtually. Students pay the comprehensive fee when they take one or more classes during a module. On-campus services are available upon request.

A: No, there is no deposit required to secure your place in the program. You are asked to complete an online Confirmation of Enrollment form to indicate your acceptance of the Boston College MHA admission offer. Once you submit the Confirmation of Enrollment form, we can begin the process of onboarding and registration.

A: Yes, financial aid and payment plans are available. A recommended first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Please use Boston College’s FAFSA school code: 002128. More about Boston College’s payment plan for graduate programs can be found at http://www.bc.edu/offices/stserv/financial/altfin/qppp.html.

A: The minimum number of credits to qualify for Federal Financial Aid at Boston College is six credits across a semester. To meet this requirement, students can elect to take two, four-credit courses during any given semester, or a four-credit course and a two-credit course. A student’s Advisor will help with course planning.

A: A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in the program.

A: Minimum undergraduate GPA for full acceptance is a 3.0. Conditional acceptance may be considered for students below a 3.0. For those students with undergraduate GPAs below a 3.0, GMAT or GRE test scores are strongly recommended. Conditionally admitted students may be asked to complete additional requirements and/or achieve particular grade thresholds for the first two courses at the discretion of the admissions committee.

A: The BC MHA program does not require that applicants have experience in the healthcare sector. The program does require a minimum of two years’ professional experience.

A: Accreditation for Boston College’s online CBE MHA program is approved by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as of March 2016.

A: Boston College operates in compliance with individual U.S. state regulations regarding distance education. Boston College’s MHA program currently enrolls online students living in all 50 U.S. States: https://onlinemha.bc.edu/state-authorizations/

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