Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Medical and Health Services Managers


Median Pay

$104,280 per year


Job Outlook: 32%

(compared to 4% growth rate for all other occupations) from 2019 to 2029


92% of our students were employed or continuing their education within 3 months of graduation

Healthcare is an evolving and complex practice. Healthcare needs leaders who are visionaries and positive change agents that inspire and empower others to do their best. The MSHA program incorporates professional, effective leadership skills within the foundations of financial and strategic planning, organizational management, and quality initiatives. Students graduate with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in healthcare today.

MSHA Information Session

If you would like to know more about our program, please fill out this form. Once you have completed the form, you will be directed to a video which provides an overview of the program.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact the MSHA Assistant Director at:

Ask-a-Student Info Sessions

Want to learn more about the experience in our program from a student perspective? Register to connect with a current student in the informal Q&A sessions.

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 @ 12-1 pm

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 @ 6:30-7:30 pm

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 @ 6:30-7:30 pm

Monday, November 29th, 2021 @ 12-1 pm

Monday, December 6th, 2021 @ 12-1 pm

business instructional building
student riding a bicycle in Fall on Illinois campus
students studying in Grainger Library
statue of the Illinois Alma Mater
front entrance of Huff Hall
main Illinois quad on a sunny summer day

Health administration degrees are modeled after general business administration curriculum, giving students experiences in finance, leadership/management, quality and strategic planning.  Coursework, internship, and capstone experiences prepare students to work in healthcare institutions such as hospitals, medical offices, insurance groups and pharmaceutical companies.  People with health administration degrees have the skills to manage staff, programs, and service lines within the complex and ever-changing healthcare arena. 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MSHA program combines the benefits of a small program with the resources and opportunities of a leading research university. This newer program allows students to be at the cutting edge of newly developed classes and curriculum. The curriculum was developed based on industry trends to ensure students are prepared for a career in health administration. Our small program size allows students to easily connect with the supportive faculty and be surrounded by a tight-knit cohort of peers. We welcome students from a wide variety of disciplines and training to join our diverse cohort of MSHA students.

Statement of our Commitment to Equity and Fairness

Contact Information

  • MSHA Program
  • Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
  • 1206 S. Fourth Street
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone: 217-244-1075
  • Email:

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