Program Overview

The MHA program is Pacific’s first graduate health professions program designed for working professionals.

Students enter the program in the fall semester as a cohort, moving through the program as a group and taking courses continuously for six semesters. This block design not only guarantees that all students who stay in step with their cohort graduate on time (no getting to the last semester and realizing that the one course you need isn’t offered), but it also allows students to participate in a highly-interactive classroom environment. The block curriculum design gives students the opportunity to apply new knowledge and practice new skills, so students can immediately use these in their profefssional work. Course content focuses on developing a strong set of management and ethics-based leadership skills for application within diverse healthcare settings.

Strong emphasis on leadership, ethics, diversity, and inter-professional education are central themes throughout the curriculum.


MHA Program Overview with Scott Kenyon Learn more from Scott Kenyon, an alum from the MHA program.

"I chose Pacific's MHA Program for two reasons,

  • the cohort composition of less than 20 students has allowed me to develop strong and lasting relationships with my classmates and instructors
  • the tradition of high-quality education in place at Pacific University reassures me that my investment will be a valuable asset"