Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Master of Arts in Human and Health Services Administration


The Master of Arts in Human and Health Services Administration is a 100% online program that will provide you with a broad-based perspective of healthcare and human service delivery systems and prepare you for professional advancement. With courses that combine tested healthcare theory with real-world strategic practice, you will quickly learn to approach new ideas, projects, and challenges from multiple perspectives and will be prepared for advancement within health and human services. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. With such rapid growth in the workforce, qualified leaders and administrators in all areas of human and health services are in demand.

 Quick Facts

Credit Hours: 33

Duration: 24 months

Start Terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer

Tuiton: $22,605 ($685/credit hour)*


Degree Details

Complete your degree on your schedule while learning about the theoretical foundations, ethical dilemmas, and current issues of the healthcare field. All fall and spring semester courses in this program are 16 weeks long. Summer session courses are eight weeks long. When you are admitted into the program, you will be assigned an advisor who creates an individualized graduation plan. This plan will help organize and identify the courses you need for your degree. 

This graduate degree program provides a broad-based perspective of healthcare and human service delivery systems, and it is not designed to provide primary professional preparation. Students selecting this option must have a prior training and/or work history in an applicable area for job entry. Program curriculum emphasizes strategic planning, cultural, social and diversity issues, and ethics.

What You'll Learn

  • What types of cultural, social and diversity issues human and health services professionals encounter
  • How to address challenges in health care policy and reform
  • How societal differences influence human health
  • Health and development issues involving geriatric populations
  • Struggles and barriers faced by persons with disabilities
  • Strategic planning and implementation skills

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Tuition and Fees - An Investment in Your Future

Online programs are an investment in each student’s future, and OU makes every effort to see that each qualified candidate is able to attend. Current students use many types of financing to cover their expenses such as Financial Aid. To learn more, please fill out the form above to speak with one of our enrollment counselors.

The MAHHSA program tuition is $22,605 ($685/credit hour).*

 *Program rate is pending approval by Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

**Oklahoma residents applying for the Spring or Summer 2022 semester will receive a one-semester partial tuition waiver.


Getting Started: Admissions Requirements

STEP ONE: Complete Online Application Form

You can start an online application here. As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application.

STEP TWO: Provide Your Supporting Materials

The Human and Health Services Administration online program requires the following supporting materials:

  • Statement of Purpose: A 300-500 word statement describing your career goals and how the chosen degree program aligns with those goals. The statement should also address educational history, including any disparity in undergraduate GPA, and significant life events leading to the decision to apply to graduate school.
  • Current Resume: Formatted in a professional manner, highlighting past work experience and education.
  • Last Degree Conferring Transcript: Must be uploaded into the online application with the rest of your materials.

Once all required materials have been received, your application file will be sent to our Admissions Committee.

STEP THREE: Review and Evaluation

The review process takes two to three weeks and admitted students will receive communication as soon as an official decision has been rendered. Post-acceptance next steps will be provided to admitted students at this time.


No one knows more about what you want from a university than the people who have already gone through the process—our graduates. Read what our alumni have to say about our programs, and you’ll see why so many non-traditional students choose the OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies as their first step toward a better career.



Vanessa LaGrange

Effecting Future Change

“I know [my degree] will definitely help me get into the leadership role I want to be in. The manager I am today is definitely not the same manager I was before I began the program.”

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