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Are you interested in the business aspect of the health industry such as accounting, marketing and sales? Can you see yourself being responsible for the large budgets of medical facilities and equipment? Then consider University of Detroit Mercy’s Health Services Administration (HSA) program. Detroit Mercy’s HSA program is designed to prepare individuals for supervisory positions in organizations, institutions and agencies that deliver health services.





Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • Students complete a six-credit internship in a health care setting, which allows them to apply theory and skills taught in the program.
  • The program is designed for college students or adults who have job and family responsibilities.
  • Detroit Mercy’s Health Services Administration program is available at Macomb University Center in Clinton Township.
  • The HSA program is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and the Higher Education Network.
  • Small class sizes — our average student-to-teacher ratio is 11:1; that means plenty of individualized attention aimed at making sure our students succeed.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy offers a well-rounded education. We don’t just teach HSA; we create community leaders.

Your Boundless Future

The growth of the healthcare industry has created a need not only for patient care, but also for administrative and managerial positions as well. The Health Services Administration program prepares students for supervisory positions in health services.

Graduates make a difference as a manager in nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, hospitals and other health care organizations. Detroit Mercy graduates enjoy positions as internal auditor for Medicare payments, supervisor of billing and reimbursement, director of community relations, claims adjustment supervisor, office manager and regional manager.

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics information for this profession.


Contact Info

Maia Platt 
*Department Chair
Associate Professor 

Featured Alumnus

Shawn Ramseyer '16

“The Master’s of Health Services Administration program at Detroit Mercy gave me the tools and practical knowledge to take my health care career to the next level. The program gave me real-life experiences in the management of the very complex health care system. The professors and curriculum were all geared toward a very realistic and well-rounded experience in how the health care system works including the tools and talents any professional would need to lead and manage in this complex environment. I would recommend Detroit Mercy’s MHSA program to anyone interested in pursuing a career in health care leadership or administration.”

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