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Master of Health Administration (MHA): Global Health Specialization

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Work to confront global health challenges.

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  • Duration 2.5 years
  • Cost per Credit $965
  • Credit Hours 53

Program Benefits

  • Promote medical awareness and healthy living around the world
  • Courses include global health management, as well as South American and European health systems
  • Study-abroad opportunities and no application fee

Two 10-Day Study Abroad Opportunities

The Global Health specialization of The University of Scranton’s MHA program is built around two 10-day study-abroad opportunities to locations in Europe and South America. Past classes have visited Brazil, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and the Netherlands.

Take your healthcare leadership skills to communities around the world with the Global Health specialization of our Master of Health Administration.

You’ll finish this specialization ready to work with relief organizations, government agencies, and national and community leaders in other countries.

You’ll gain firsthand experience with the obstacles faced by international healthcare systems. Hear diverse perspectives on healthcare delivery, improve your intercultural communication skills, and discuss public health, health management, and social justice issues.

These 10-day travel courses add just 6 credits to your curriculum. Travel expenses for this specialization are not included in your tuition. 

Career Outlook: Help the World’s Most Vulnerable

Go to work across the world supporting health organizations and practitioners as they care for the planet’s most vulnerable populations.

You could lead global health work around women’s and children’s well-being, as well as epidemiology, mental health, HIV or AIDS, tuberculosis, vaccines, or any number of the world’s most urgent and pressing public health challenges.

Global health administrators earn an average of $93,225 and are employed at organizations such as the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, UNICEF, and more.1

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Curriculum: Dig Into Global Challenges

“What can be done to improve women’s and children’s health in low-income countries and how can these improvements be made?”

You’ll tackle meaningful questions like this one throughout the Global Health curriculum, which explores topics such as nutrition, communicable diseases, the ethics around healthcare access and cost, and the principles and goals of global health work.

You’ll also gain an in-person understanding of the unique obstacles faced by health systems in Europe and South America.

MHA Curriculum

Specialization Outcomes: Finding Systemic Solutions

You will complete the Global Health specialization ready to:

Specialization Options

You may also be interested in our MHA specialization in Health Informatics.

MHA: Health Informatics

Put health informatics to use across healthcare institutions, community organizations and the public sector.

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the Master of Health Administration from The University of Scranton, you’ll need:

Admissions Info

Tuition Details

Scranton’s Master of Health Administration program with a specialization in Global Health consists of 53 credit hours and costs $965 per credit hour.

We strive to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why we’re ranked a Best Value School, Regional Universities North, by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.

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Faculty: Staffed With Real-World Leaders

In the online MHA, you’ll work directly with distinguished healthcare leaders.

These real-world practitioners understand the challenges you’ll face in your career and know how to help you overcome them. They’ll share their wisdom and expertise from decades of experience.

Our faculty are led by program chair Dr. Daniel West, Ph.D., FACHE, who sits on the nationally renowned CAHME Board of Directors that’s at the forefront of healthcare education.

Faculty at Scranton

Why Learn Online?

Earn a degree without interrupting your career. You’ll be part of an online learning community led by a diverse and expert faculty. Online programs reflect the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.

Scranton Online

Financial Aid

Financial aid options are available to help you pay for your education. A personal financial aid counselor will assist you in identifying and taking full advantage of all opportunities.

Financial Aid Details

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-373-9547.


  1. Comparably (n.d.). Global Health Administrator Salary. Retrieved December 16, 2019, from