2018-19: Top Master’s Degree Programs in Healthcare Administration

If you’ve been paying any attention at all in your research into healthcare administration master’s degree programs, you’ve run across CAHME: the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

CAHME is the only accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the Department of Education as being qualified to review and accredit healthcare administration programs specifically.

That means CAHME is the authority in the healthcare administration and management education space.

And it’s not just MHA programs. CAHME is happy to consider any top-flight healthcare management-related grad degree program, including master’s programs in public health, and even public administration and MBA programs with a healthcare management focus.

Being sure you’re only looking at CAHME-accredited master’s program is definitely the right place to start, but that still leaves you with more than 70 schools offering dozens of executive and conventional MHA programs, along with MBAs, MPAs, and MPHs with an emphasis in health management and administration.

That’s a pretty manageable list to work with, but we wanted to make narrowing down your options even easier by doing an in-depth review and assessment of our own, presenting you with the absolute cream of the crop – truly the best of the best in healthcare administration grad programs.

How Each School Made The List

So how do you take a list of truly exceptional programs and find the best in the bunch?

We started by identifying the points we know mean the most to prospective grad students, and the points that help tell the story of how well the program prepares graduates for career advancement – things like post-graduation job placement rates, flexibility in scheduling and online delivery options, access to instructors, how well the program is connected to the local healthcare leadership community, and, of course, value.

Value

Although we already had a pretty select list of schools based on their accreditation status and other criteria, something every student can appreciate is relative value. That is, which program offers the best bang for the buck.

We include the per-credit costs for each school, and when push came to shove in comparing two or more colleges in a given region, guess who made the list and who didn’t? That’s right… if you can get the same quality education for a few hundred bucks less each semester, then that has to be your top pick.

Awards

CAHME itself recognizes that not all schools are created equal. Each year, they recognize a handful of programs from accredited schools that stand out in some other way and name them in an annual awards program. Awards include:

  • The Ascension Award for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership
  • The Baylor Scott & White Award for Excellence in Quality Improvement Education
  • The Canon Solutions America Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice
  • The Cerner Award for Excellence in Healthcare Management Systems Education

You’d better believe that if the accreditation agency finds something special about a particular program after stringently evaluating so many, that’s worth paying attention to.

Our Favorite CAHME-Accredited Master’s Programs in Healthcare Administration

In addition to conventional master’s programs designed for traditional students taking a straight path from an undergraduate degree to a master’s, we’ve also included several executive master’s programs, flexible options designed to accommodate the busy schedules of mid-career executives boosting their education for the next rung on the corporate ladder.

To make sure this list was actually useful for prospective grad students across the country, it only made sense to organize it by state. And because excellence isn’t something that’s always evenly distributed, we included more than one school from states that had more than one top-ranked program, and left out states when we couldn’t find any college that met our stringent standards.

We know there’s a lot more to choosing a program to invest in than just a general assessment of quality and value. You need specifics – brass tacks like cost-per-credit regardless of residency status… whether the program is offered online or requires some time on campus… internship options and post-degree fellowships that might be involved… scheduling options for students looking to take their time in a part-time program and for those looking for an accelerated option… concentrations that best align with a specific career trajectory, specialty, or patient population focus… dual degree options for the most ambitious grad students… and the major corporate healthcare providers a school might work in partnership with.

With all this in mind, we included all the key points you’ll need to make a fully informed decision about which program is really going to work for you.

No matter what your current circumstances, career goals and scheduling needs might be, you’ll find your very best options right here on this list.



 

Alabama

 

University of Alabama at Birmingham
School of Health Professions
Birmingham, Alabama
Website

Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) (On-Campus)
Executive MSHA (Hybrid)

Cost Per Credit: $555 (in-state), $1,272 (out-of-state)

Additional Graduate Programs: MSHA/MBA, MSHA/MS in Health Informatics, MSHA/MPH, Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Financial Management

Additional Executive MSHA Programs: Executive MSHA/MS in Healthcare Quality and Safety, Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Safety

  • Both MSHA programs boast superb practical learning experiences that complement classroom study
  • MSHA program ranked second in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for program quality and graduate achievement
  • MSHA residential program features an on-campus cohort model for the best in student engagement and camaraderie
  • MSHA executive program features a hybrid course of study for the best in flexibility and convenience for working professionals

Any school can say they provide an outstanding learning experience for health admin grad students, but the University of Alabama at Birmingham has actually been nationally recognized for its educational excellence, practice-relevant scholarly activity, and superb faculty. U.S. News & World Reportranked this program second in the nation in 2016, recognizing it for academic quality and the achievement of the program’s more than 1,300 graduates. Plus, the program is offered in two formats to accommodate students at any stage of their career. Choose the Residential Format if you’ve just completed your undergraduate degree or if you’re changing careers. Choose the Executive Format if you’re an experienced working professional with at least 5 years of healthcare experience under your belt. The Residential Format MHSHA is a 33-month program that features 21 months of full-time courses, complemented with an additional 9-12 months in an administrative residency complete with a paid stipend. This program follows a cohort-model program that encourages camaraderie with your peers, something that will serve you well throughout the program. It also features plenty of real-world experience leading up to your administrative residency, including working as part of the Student Workforce initiative within the UAB Health System and completing an internship during the first summer of the program. The Executive Format features a convenient structure for working professionals that includes a blended format that requires meeting on campus for just 7 days three times a year. Between intensive sessions, you’ll complete your coursework through online distance learning. You’ll also complete a capstone experience as part of the executive program, which includes an intensive three to four-day experience with a national or international healthcare organization.

 

Arkansas

 

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
Little Rock, Arkansas
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (On Campus, Evenings)

Cost Per Credit: $412 (in-state), $888 (out-of-state)

  • Program offered on a part- and full-time basis
  • Program includes a summer residency that includes working in an area of interest under the guidance of senior healthcare administrator
  • Program helps all MHA students land a one-year, post-degree fellowship

With a 30-plus-year history of academic excellence, the University of Arkansas for Medical Science’s MHA program effortlessly blends traditional classroom theory with superb experiential learning to create an academically rigorous program that addresses contemporary issues senior-level healthcare administrators face. The curriculum of this program primes you for success, as it is developmentally structured, with each semester’s course content building on the previous semester. This 51-credit program can be completed in 21 months of full-time study or about three and a half years of part-time study and features primarily evening courses, mixed with a few online courses, to accommodate the busy schedules of today’s working professional. During your first and second years in the program, you’ll complete a summer residency and work under a senior healthcare administrator during your experience. If you’re completing the program on a part-time basis, you’ll take part in a management project that involves working on a significant management issues in a healthcare organization. In addition to this valuable experience that’s designed with your career goals in mind, the program will help you obtain a one-year, post-degree fellowship.

 

California

 

University of Southern California
Price School of Public Policy
Los Angeles, California
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (On Campus)
Executive MHA (Online)

Cost Per Credit: $1,863

Additional Graduate Programs: MHA/Master of Gerontology, Certificate in Ambulatory Care, Certificate in Long-Term Care

  • Program features a 1,000-hour administrative residency completed under the guidance of a senior-level manager
  • Program also offers many opportunities to forge relationships with hospitals in Southern California and collaborate with faculty and students at USC’s Keck Schools of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
  • U.S. News & World Reportranked the Price School 23rdin the nation overall and third in the nation in health policy and management

The University of Southern California’s MHA and Executive MHA programs are sure to prime you for success in senior healthcare administration. But don’t just take our word for it; consider the national accolades this program has earned. In fact, U.S. News & World Reportranked the Price School 23rdin the nation overall and third in the nation in health policy and management. For more than 35 years, USC’s MHA has been preparing the next generation of healthcare management and policy professionals, thanks to its focused and robust curriculum that’s supplemented with a superb faculty made up of renowned experts in the field…strong ties to the healthcare community…a commitment to research and scholarship…and a 1,000-hour administrative residency for outstanding experiential training under the guidance of a senior-level manager. As an MHA student here, you’ll be encouraged to specialize this 48-credit grad degree in one of the following substantive subject areas: management, operations and leadership, policy analysis, health finance, health IT, or quality of care. You’ll also forge relationships with leading hospitals in Southern California and collaborate with faculty and students at the USC’s Keck Schools of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. After your first year of study, you’ll also have the opportunity to take part in the Summer Enrichment Program, offered both in Los Angeles and Sacramento. During this time, you’ll enjoy on-campus presentations, projects, site visits, informal counseling and mentoring, and much, much more. Plus, if you’re an experienced healthcare professional, you can graduate in as little as two years by completing the online Executive MHA program, where you’ll interact with experts, build your network, and connect with other students working in the field.

 

Colorado

 

University of Colorado at Denver
The Business School
Denver, Colorado
Website

Executive MBA in Health Administration (Hybrid)

Cost Per Credit: $1,166

  • Hybrid design includes two, annual on-campus intensive sessions, followed by online study
  • World-class faculty includes instructors from accredited university health administration programs across the country
  • Designed for healthcare professionals with at least three years of administrative or clinical experience in the healthcare industry
  • Outstanding blend of resources and focus on collaboration and research

The University of Colorado at Denver’s Executive MBA in Health Administration will allow you to build upon your current base of knowledge in healthcare administration while you develop and highlight your expertise. Designed for healthcare professionals with at least three years of administrative or clinical experience in the healthcare industry, the 48-credit Executive MBA in Health Administration features a predominantly computer-based program that’s supplemented with intensive, on-site classes at the university’s Denver campus. Leveraging the resources of the university’s Anschutz Medical Campus, this program has a decided focus on collaboration and research between healthcare practitioners and professors of the Business School. You’ll also enjoy the world-class faculty here, which come from no less than 17 accredited university health administration programs across the U.S. This program requires a one-week on-campus session each year in January and July, during which time you’ll be introduced to your classes and meet with your professors. Two courses are taken each semester during the online component of the program. You’ll also have plenty of support services during your program, which are designed to ensure personal attention and valuable engagement.

 

District of Columbia – Washington, D.C.

 

The George Washington University
Milken Institute School of Public Health
Washington, D.C.
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (Online, On Campus)

Cost Per Credit: $1,710

  • Program can be completed either on-campus or primarily online, with just four on-campus immersion classes
  • MHA program ranked 14thamong the best public health grad programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Outstanding opportunities for experiential learning for both on-campus and online students

The MHA program at George Washington University has earned a reputation for being among the best in the nation, and its accolades reflect the commitment to excellence here. In fact, this program was ranked 14thamong the best public health grad programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The MHA program is designed to produce leaders in the healthcare industry, whether on a local, national, or global scale. This superb grad program, which is offered either on-campus or primarily online, effortlessly blends coursework in business, medical informatics, healthcare systems, management theory, finance, law, policy, and more, thereby producing graduates who are able to improve healthcare and health policy and promote improvements in programs and services. The online MHA accommodates students with geographical limitations or professional obligations, thanks to a series of eight online modules complemented with just four, on-campus immersion classes. Both programs have a clear focus on experiential learning. The online MHA culminates in an applied organizational research project and leadership portfolio, while the on-campus MHA requires the completion of a residency or internship.

 

Florida (South)

 

Florida International University
College of Business
Miami, Florida
Website

Healthcare MBA (Hybrid)

Cost Per Credit: $1,238 (FL residents), $1,285 (out-of-state)

Other Graduate Programs: Advanced Certificate in Global Healthcare Administration

  • Outstanding opportunities for experiential learning include study abroad opportunities and participation in the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum Annual Case Competition
  • Hybrid course delivery features online study complemented with Saturday-only on-campus courses

Florida International University’s Healthcare MBA has earned its share of accolades; most notably, first in the nation by Modern Healthcarein both 2015 and 2016. And it’s no wonder…this outstanding grad program provides students with unmatched opportunities to engage and learn from senior-level healthcare executives, a world-class faculty, and the university’s prominent healthcare alumni. This 42-credit program offers a fast-paced, cohort-style format that includes online study and on-campus attendance on Saturdays as a way to accommodate busy working professionals. In most cases, students must have two years of professional work experience to qualify for admission to this program. As a Healthcare MBA student here, you’ll have opportunities to travel abroad, complete an Advanced Certificate in Global Healthcare Administration, and participate in the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum Annual Case Competition, which features business case competitions designed to teach future leaders in healthcare how to translate knowledge into an action plan.

 

Florida (North)

 

University of North Florida
Brooks College of Health
Jacksonville, Florida
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (On Campus)

Cost Per Credit: $493 (FL resident), $1,044 (non-resident)

  • Program boasts a 90% employment rate upon graduation
  • Superb options for experiential learning include an executive skill development experience, long-term care internship, or thesis
  • Outstanding opportunities to interact with some of the nation’s largest healthcare organizations, including the Mayo Clinic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Baptist Health, and more
  • Program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis

The MHA program at University of North Florida is just the kind of comprehensive grad-level education you’ll need to serve as a valuable and effective leader in the health services field. This program effortlessly blends hands-on experiences with classroom learning, thanks to the opportunities you’ll have to interact with some of the nation’s largest healthcare organizations, including the Mayo Clinic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Baptist Health, and more. This 54-credit program, which can be completed on a part-time (three years) or full-time basis (two years), is supplemented with an executive skill development experience, long-term care internship, or thesis. What you choose will largely depend on your past experience (if any) and future career goals. Your practical learning experience will include working under the guidance of a UNF faculty member and an approved preceptor in a healthcare organization. Other reasons to love the MHA? A 90% employment rate upon graduation and study abroad opportunities in Beijing and Qingdao!

 

Georgia

 

Georgia State University
Robinson College of Business
Atlanta, Georgia
Website

Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) (On Campus, Evenings)

Cost Per Credit: $390 (in-state), $1,251 (out-of-state)

Other Graduate Programs: MBA/MHA

  • Dynamic cohort learning model ensures outstanding engagement and support with peers and faculty
  • Outstanding experiential learning opportunities include on-site visits, community projects, and national case competitions
  • Classes only meet in the evenings as to not interfere with professional obligations

Four semesters, 16 months, and a dynamic, cohort learning model are the hallmarks of Georgia State University’s MSHA, which features a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare students to become leaders in health management, data analytics, finance, human resource management, and more. MSHA classes here meet only in the evenings, so going back to school will never interfere with your professional obligations. You’ll love this program’s focus on student success, which includes a faculty with years of experience in areas like health services, managed care, and health information systems and plenty of opportunities to supplement classroom theory with experiential learning. As an MSHA student here, you’ll be able to participate in everything from national case competitions to community projects with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and MedShare to on-site visits with industry leaders at WellStar Health System and Grady Health System. You’ll also meet with an executive mentor during your second year, so you can be sure to receive the best guidance as you progress from student to professional.

 

Illinois

 

Rush University
College of Health Sciences
Chicago, Illinois
Website

Master of Science in Health Systems Management

Cost Per Credit: $1,149

  • MS in Health Systems Management was ranked fifth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Cohort learning model, small class sizes, and a low, faculty-to-student ratio ensures a personalized learning experience
  • Outstanding combination of classroom and experiential learning
  • Teacher-practitioner model features visits from senior executives at Rush University Medical Center and administrators from other top healthcare organizations throughout the nation

Rush University’s MS in Health Systems Management is a comprehensive, robust, 21-month course of study that effortlessly combines traditional classroom instruction with a paid, part-time internship. This program, which can be completed on a part- or full-time basis, features a teacher-practitioner model that allows you to learn from senior executives at Rush University Medical Center and administrators from other top healthcare organizations throughout the nation. Other benefits of attending this on-campus program include small class sizes and a low, faculty-to-student ratio for the best in personalized learning. Want another reason to add Rush University to the top of your list? Its MS in Health Systems Management was ranked fifth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

 

Indiana

 

Indiana University
Fairbanks School of Public Health
Indianapolis, Indiana
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (On Campus)

Cost Per Credit: $500 (in-state), $1,225 (out-of-state)

Other Graduate Options: MHA/MPH, MBA/MHA

  • 94% of 2016 graduates reported full-time employment
  • Cohort learning model ensures a collaborative and personalized learning experience
  • Outstanding opportunities for experiential learning include a paid summer internship, networking opportunities with visiting experts, study abroad opportunities, and a mentor program that matches individual students with local healthcare executives
  • University boasts the largest health administration network in Indiana
  • Program can be completed on a part- or full-time basis

Indiana University’s 51-credit MHA is a well-rounded, comprehensive blend of health administration and practical experience courses taught by an esteemed faculty of healthcare executives and researchers who work closely with hospitals and health systems. In addition to classroom theory focused on all business aspects of the dynamic healthcare environment and the American healthcare system, leadership and professionalism in the workplace, as an MHA student, you’ll enjoy many practical experiences that include a paid summer internship, networking opportunities with visiting experts, study abroad opportunities, and a mentor program that matches individual students with local healthcare executives. Plus, you’ll enjoy access to the largest health administration alumni network in Indiana! This cohort model program can be completed on a part- or full-time basis.

 

Iowa

 

Des Moines University
Department of Public Health
Des Moines, Iowa
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (Hybrid)

Cost Per Credit: $616

  • 90% employment rate among graduates
  • Program can be started in the spring, summer, or fall and completed on a full- or part-time basis
  • Unique hybrid program features primarily online course delivery supplemented with three, on-campus experiences
  • Outstanding faculty of scholars and health leaders with professional experience
  • Programcan be completed in as little as two and a half years while still working full-time
  • Program provides MHA students with access to prestigious fellowships upon graduation

Des Moines University’s MHA really does have it all: part- and full-time enrollment…a blend of online learning and on-campus immersive experiences…technology-enabled education proven to optimize learning outcomes…a field-based experience designed to enrich classroom learning…and a faculty of scholars and health leaders with professional experience. As an MHA student, you’ll complete most of your coursework online, although you’ll also participate in three, on-campus experiences consisting of five days of highly intensive and highly interactive events in areas like conflict resolution, strategy formulation and implementation, leadership, and more. You’ll also round out your 48-credit graduate program with a final, field-based course that involves resolving a real administrative problem. You’ll appreciate the flexibility of this program’s schedule, which is based on a year-round calendar of three, 12-week terms (spring, summer, and fall).

 

Kansas

 

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Health Policy and Management
Kansas City, Kansas
Website

Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) (On Campus)

Cost Per Credit: $404 (resident), $947 (non-resident)

Other Graduate Program: PhD in Health Policy and Management

  • Program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis
  • Outstanding 100% employment rate just three months after graduation
  • Program consistently recognized for its academic rigor and student success by U.S. News & World Report
  • Classroom theory supplemented with a required internship and experiential learning opportunities

A truly comprehensive andaffordable graduate education is yours through the University of Kansas Medical Center’s MHSA program! This program will prepare you to work in a wide variety of professional settings, where you’ll employ your knowledge of health policy and leadership skills to improve the delivery of health services. This program, which is available on a full- or part-time basis, has also been consistently recognized for its academic rigor and student success by U.S. News & World Report. As a student of this MHSA program, you’ll complete most of the 56-credits in the late afternoon and evening hours, Monday through Thursday, at the KU Medical Center campus. You’ll also supplement your classroom learning with an internship experience (usually between your first and second year of study), along with a number of courses that combine theory and experiential learning. You’ll appreciate how this program truly delivers, as is apparent in the flawless employment rate among recent graduates which, as of the 2015-16 school year, was 100% within three months of graduation. Just some of the organizations where MHSA students find fellowship and full-time employment include: Advocate Sherman Hospital, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Caravan Health, Children’s Mercy Hospital, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

Kentucky

 

University of Kentucky
College of Public Health
Lexington, Kentucky
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (On Campus)

Cost Per Credit: $728 (resident), $1,704 (non-resident)

Other Graduate Programs: MHA/MPH, JD/MHA, Certificate in Gerontology, Certificate in Global Health, Certificate in Improving Healthcare Value, Certificate in Public Health Management

  • Program boasts small class sizes for the best in individualized instruction and advising
  • Outstanding job placement between 90-100% between 2015-17
  • Classroom learning supplemented with a required administrative internship (for students with little/no administrative experience) and visits from local healthcare leaders

The University of Kentucky’s MHA provides early career students with the graduate-level expertise required to effectively lead health systems, hospitals, and other health-related organizations. There are many reasons we love the MHA here: small class sizes for the best in individualized instruction and advising…a diverse faculty that includes experts in health law, rural health, health system governance and ethics, process improvement, and more…part-time work experiences and internships supported by local, regional, and national healthcare organizations…and a long history of outstanding job placement upon graduation— between 2015-17 nearly 100% of graduates were working in high level leadership positions managing healthcare facilities. At UK, you’ll benefit from classroom visits from healthcare professionals working with UK HealthCare and other local, regional, and national healthcare organizations, peer networking in the MHA Student Association, and participating in the Executive Seminar Series. If you come into the program without administrative experience, you’ll also benefit from being placed in a 400-hour administrative internship.

 

Louisiana

 

Tulane University
Department of Global Health Management and Policy
New Orleans, Louisiana
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (On Campus)

Cost Per Credit: $1,319

Other Graduate Program: MPH in Health Systems Management, MPH in Health Policy, MBA/MPH, JD/MHA, PhD in Global Health Management and Policy

  • Outstanding 95% job placement rate among graduates
  • Program includes a year-long residency in a healthcare setting and an oral comprehensive examination
  • World-class faculty of committed public health professionals

As the oldest school of public health in the U.S. and the leading school of public health on the Gulf Coast, Tulane knows what it takes to produce the next generation of leaders in the healthcare field. Tulane’s MHA offers a robust curriculum marked by study in population health, marketing and communications, information systems and analysis, organizational behavior, and the management of healthcare organizations. This 60-credit program also features a year-long residency in a healthcare setting to provide you with ample opportunity to apply management skills and gain practical experience, along with an oral comprehensive exam, which consists of a case study and four competency-specific questions. With a world-class faculty of committed public health professionals who are regularly recognized as some of the best in the field and a 95% job placement rate among graduates, it’s easy to see why Tulane continues to be the top choice in Louisiana for a graduate degree in health administration.

 

Maryland

 

Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (On Campus)

Cost Per Credit: $1,127 (first year), $878 (second year during field placement)

  • Bloomberg School of Public Health was the first school of its kind and remains the largest school of public health in the world
  • Bloomberg has been ranked first in the nation by U.S. News & World Reportsince 1994
  • Accelerated program combines a year of didactic study with a year-long residency at a healthcare or healthcare-related organization
  • Extensive alumni network of nearly 24,000

Complete the MHA at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and you’ll be part of the largest school of public health in the world, ranked first in the nation by U.S. News & World Reportsince 1994. With more than 2,000 students representing 79 nations and an extensive alumni network of nearly 24,000, Johns Hopkins ispublic health. The university’s MHA is an accelerated and rigorous academic experience, combined with a year-long residency that will allow you to study current economic, social, technical and marketplace issues that influence the health sector. You’ll love this program’s small class sizes (just 20-25 full-time students each year) and the way the program is structured to include a didactic year followed by a field placement year during which you’ll work full-time in a healthcare or healthcare-related organization as a member of the organization’s executive management team. All students here receive a 75% scholarship during their field placement.

 

Massachusetts

 

Boston University
School of Public Health
Boston, Massachusetts
Website

MPH with Health Management Certificate (On Campus)

Cost Per Credit: $1,651

  • MPH program offered as a 16-month accelerated program, full-time program, or part-time program
  • Classroom theory complemented with service-based learning activities, volunteer opportunities, and a hands-on field experience that will serve as the program’s in-depth practicum
  • Outstanding record of student success—100% of MPH graduates were employed in the field within 9 months of graduation, as of 2016-17

Combine the rigorous, 48-credit MPH program with a Health Management Certificate through Boston University, and you’ll be able to excel in five, key areas: health care system analysis, health policy analysis, improvement and implementation, leadership and professionalism. This unique program hybrid is offered in several formats to accommodate your personal and professional obligations—16-month accelerated, two-year, full-time, or part-time (average of three years). Along with classroom theory, you’ll engage in a number of service-based learning activities, volunteer opportunities, and a hands-on field experience that will serve as the program’s in-depth practicum. During this time, you’ll be able to apply your skills to one of more than 300 public practicum sites, in Boston and around the world. The addition of the 26-credit CAHME-accredited Healthcare Management Certificate will arm you with the competencies you need to serve as a trusted and valued early-to-mid-career health system professional working to improve access, quality, and value in healthcare. You’ll love this program’s outstanding record of student success—100% of MPH graduates were employed in the field within 9 months of graduation as of 2016-17, securing administrative fellowships and jobs at places like Johns Hopkins University, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the VA Healthcare System in Boston.

 

Michigan

 

University of Michigan
Department of Health Management and Policy
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Website

Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA)
Executive MHSA – Master’s in Health Management and Policy

Cost Per Credit: $1,546 (resident), $2,555 (non-resident)

Other Graduate Programs: MHSA/Master of Public Policy, MHSA in Health Management and Policy/MPH in Health Behavior/Health Education, MHSA in Health Management and Policy/MPH in Epidemiology

Since 1993, the University of Michigan’s Department of Health Management and Policy has held the top spot in the nation in rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. Thanks to a robust and rigorous curriculum, along with a powerful and expansive alumni network, leadership training, a world-class faculty of nationally and internationally recognized leaders, and a host of experiential learning opportunities, graduates here go on to serve as leaders, managers, and analysts in the complex and dynamic field of healthcare. The Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) is a residential program that consists of 60 credits, two years of study, and a required summer internship. The Executive Master’s in Health Management and Policy is a 20-month, accelerated program specifically designed for healthcare professionals with at least 5 years of experience who are looking to change careers or advance in their current one. This program, which allows you to continue working while you pursue your MHSA, is offered in a hybrid format. This includes nine, three-day weekends of on-campus, intensive study supplemented with online lectures and video conferencing. Additional recorded lectures and podcasts can be accessed throughout the week.

 

Minnesota

 

University of Minnesota
School of Public Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (On Campus)
Executive MHA (Hybrid)

Cost Per Credit: $961 (MHA, resident), $1,262 (MHA, non-resident), $1,560 (Executive MHA)

Additional Graduate Options: MHA/MBA, JD/MHA

  • School of Public Health is ranked third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report)
  • One of the lowest tuition rates among the top schools of public health
  • Both the residential MHA and the Executive MHA feature a small, cohort-style learning model for the best in student engagement
  • MHA boasts a history of student success—100 percent of graduating students in this program secure fellowships by July of their graduating year

The University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health holds a firm spot as one of the top 10 schools of public health in the nation (most recently ranked third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report), and its tuition remains one of the lowest among all top schools of public health. This means that you’ll enjoy a comprehensive and dynamic graduate education here at an exceptional value. They also have a program in health administration that’s right for you—choose the residential MHA if you have minimal healthcare management experience; choose the Executive MHA, delivered as a hybrid program, if you are a currently employed executive, physician, or healthcare professional.

The residential MHA boasts a small, cohort model and a history of student success—100 percent of graduating students in this program secure fellowships by July of their graduating year. This full-time program consists of 60 credits, a required summer residency, and 21 months of study. You’ll also have the opportunity to design a subspecialty in one of the following areas during this program: financial management, long-term care administration, health policy, information and decision science, marketing management, maternal and child health, operations management, strategic management, or health products.

The Executive MHA can be completed in just 25 months, with limited on-campus requirements (just 22 days during the course of the program). It also features a small, cohort learning model (just 30-35 students), so you’ll be guaranteed a rich, dynamic learning environment consisting of experienced healthcare professionals like you.

 

Missouri

 

Saint Louis University
College for Public Health and Social Justice
St. Louis, Missouri
Website

Master of Health Administration – Residential (on-campus)
Master of Health Administration – Executive (hybrid)

Other Graduate Programs:

  • Master of Health Administration/JD dual degree
  • Master of Health Administration/MBA dual degree

Entrance Exam Requirement: GRE, GMAT, MCAT, or LSAT (residential only)

  • Flexible curriculum allows students to choose a focus in Finance, Quality/Performance Improvement, or Population Health/Analytics
  • Executive format is designed for professionals with at least 18 months of professional experience in a healthcare or health-related organization
  • Outstanding history of student success includes a 100% graduation rate and a 95% employment/fellowship rate within 90 days of graduation (2017 class)
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked the MHA at SLU among the top 10 on its list of Best Health Care Management Programs for 2015

St. Louis University offers a flexible curriculum that’s suited to both recent graduates and experienced professionals. SLU offers the Master of Health Administration in both a Residential and Executive format, both at a rate that is thousands of dollars less than other similar programs in the region. The Residential MHA is a traditional, full-time, campus-based program; while the Executive format, designed specifically for established professionals with at least 18 months of professional experience working in the healthcare industry, features a hybrid course of study that blends on-campus courses with online study. Regardless of which program you choose, at SLU you’ll be joining a long legacy of successful alumni, with a 100% graduation rate and a 95% employment/fellowship rate within 90 days of graduation. As a student of the MHA, you’ll also have access to one of the largest nationwide alumni networks and a nationally recognized faculty with extensive healthcare industry work experience. You’ll also have the option of focusing your graduate course of study in Finance, Quality/Performance Improvement, or Population Health/Analytics.

 

University of Missouri
Department of Health Management and Informatics
Columbia, Missouri
Website

Residential MHA (On Campus)
Executive MHA (Hybrid)

Cost Per Credit: $360 (Residential MHA in-state), $985 (Residential MHA out-of-state), $800 (Executive MHA)

Dual Residential MHA Programs: MHA/MS in Health Informatics, MHA/MBA, MHA/Masters in Industrial Engineering, MHA/Masters in Public Affairs, MHA/JD

Dual Executive MHA Program: Executive MHA/MS in Health Informatics

Whether you’re a recent graduate or a seasoned healthcare professional, the University of Missouri has the MHA for you! The traditional, on-campus MHA features a solid foundation in finance, accounting, economics, and statistics and builds on this foundation with an integrated curriculum focused on managing complex healthcare organizations. Between your first and second year, you’ll complete a 12-week internship in an approved health organization where you’ll get to apply your knowledge and develop your skills under the guidance of a highly qualified preceptor. Many students here also apply for competitive external fellowships, which begin in the summer following graduation. This program offers up the best in flexibility, allowing you to complete the coursework on a full- or part-time basis.

Like the traditional MHA program, the Executive MHA program boasts an innovative curriculum; however, this hybrid program, delivered in a cohort model and designed for healthcare professionals with at least three years of experience, allows you to study and engage with other experienced healthcare professionals. This program consists of once-monthly weekend on-campus sessions combined with online courses, which allows busy professionals like you to meet your professional obligations while completing your grad degree. As part of this program, you’ll complete three courses during each of the four semesters, and you’ll complete an individual research project over two summers.

 

New Jersey

 

Seton Hall University
School of Health and Medical Sciences
South Orange, New Jersey
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (On Campus, Online)

Cost Per Credit: $1,212

Additional Graduate Options: Graduate Certificate in Global Health Management, Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration, Graduate Certificate in Population Health Management, Graduate Certificate in Practice Management for Health Professionals

  • On-campus MHA features small class sizes for an intimate and highly engaged learning environment
  • Online MHA features learning groups, which come together, in-person, three times during the course of the program for learning and networking activities
  • Superb experiential learning opportunities available through the Seton Center for Community and Population Health, which partners with community health agencies in New Jersey

Seton Hall University’s MHA is the flexible grad program you’ve been searching for! Whether you want the on-campus experience of a traditional MHA program or the convenience that an online program offers, Seton Hall has you covered. Both the on-campus and online MHA programs feature the same, innovative curriculum (42 credits), which is designed to prepare you to take on leadership and management positions in today’s complex and dynamic healthcare industry. Choose the on-campus program and you’ll enjoy small class sizes for the best in student learning and engagement. Choose the online program and you’ll work in learning teams, which includes coming together, in person, three times during the course of the program to engage in dynamic learning and networking activities. As an MHA student at Seton, you’ll also have the opportunity to get involved with the Seton Center for Community and Population Health, which partners with community health agencies in New Jersey.

 

New York (Upstate)

 

Clarkson University
David D. Reh School of Business
Potsdam, New York
Website

MBA in Healthcare Management (On Campus, Online)

Cost Per Credit: $1,174

Additional Graduate Options: PharmD/MBA in Healthcare Management, Leadership in Medicine/MBA in Healthcare Management, MD/MBA in Healthcare Management

  • One of just 28 programs in the country to offer dual AACSB and CAHME accreditation
  • On-campus and online MHA can be completed on a full- or part-time basis
  • Dynamic internship opportunities available with respected healthcare organizations like the Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Albany Medical Center, and Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center

Clarkson University’s MBA in Healthcare Management is a truly innovative program designed to help you develop a deep understanding and appreciation of the complexities of the healthcare systems while arming you with the business skills you’ll need to manage health and health-related facilities in the most effective manner possible. In addition to its innovative and dynamic curriculum, you’ll love the flexibility this program offers—complete it on-campus or online, and on a full- or part-time basis. The choice is yours! All students complete 16 courses in healthcare, business, and management under the guidance of the same, esteemed faculty.

As an online student, you’ll participate in three, on-site courses, with each course lasting three days. All other courses can be completed online during three, 10-week trimesters and an accelerated summer session. If you don’t yet have experience in healthcare administration, you’ll be required to complete an internship during your course of study, usually in the summer, between your first and second year. Many students here complete high-quality, paid internships with respected healthcare organizations like the Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Albany Medical Center, and Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center.

 

New York (NYC)

 

Columbia University
Mailman School of Public Health
New York, New York
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) – FTM (Full-Time, On-Campus)
Master of Health Administration (MHA) – PTM (Part-Time, On-Campus, Evenings)
Executive MHA (On-Campus, Weekends)

Cost Per Credit: $1,672 (MHA), $1,750 (Executive MHA)

  • Impressive history of student success: 96% job placement rate within three months of graduation
  • Competency-based program features a business foundation in the context of the dynamic healthcare system
  • Executive MHA program, designed for experienced healthcare professionals, features one long weekend of on-campus study, per month
  • Traditional, on-campus MHA can be completed on a full-time, or part-time, evening basis

Columbia University knows what it takes to succeed in today’s complex healthcare environment, which is why their MHA program, delivered in a full-time, part-time, and executive format, consists of a cohort-based learning model that integrates coursework in organizational leadership and management, health policy and public health, and health systems with traditional healthcare management coursework. All the coursework in this competency-based program focuses on finance, strategy, leadership, and analytics and contains healthcare examples and case studies. We love the outstanding opportunities for networking with professionals in the industry through research, fieldwork, and professional interaction, as well as the program’s impressive 96% job placement rate within three months of graduation.

Complete the full-time MHA (FTM) here and you’ll be part of a highly structured on-campus program that features a professional development curriculum designed to hone your interpersonal, communication, and career goals. You’ll also enjoy plenty of opportunities to collaborate with your fellow students and complete a summer practicum where you’ll achieve valuable fieldwork experience… Complete the part-time MHA (PTM) and you’ll be part of a 28-month, cohort-model, evening program that’s designed for students like you who have at least one year of experience in a health-related industry… Choose the Executive MHA and you’ll learn alongside other students like you with at least seven years of experience in the healthcare industry. To accommodate the schedules of mid-career professionals, this option involves showing up for one long weekend (Thursday through Sunday) each month for a period of 24 months.

 

North Carolina

 

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (On Campus, Hybrid)

Cost Per Credit: $850 (resident), $1,764 (non-resident)

Dual Degree Options (can only be combined with the on-campus MHA): MHA/MBA, MHA/Master of City and Regional Planning, MHA/MS in Information Science, MHA/MS in Library Science

  • University named the ‘Best Value in American Public Higher Education’ by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance14 years in a row
  • Both programs include hands-on, experiential learning opportunities
  • Opportunities for study in global health, including the addition of a Global Health Certificate

The University of North Carolina boasts a truly affordable tuition rate and an exceptional value. In fact, it was named the ‘Best Value in American Public Higher Education’ by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance14 years in a row! But even beyond the great value, this grad program has plenty to offer – not least of which is its comprehensive curriculum focused on a broad range of management competencies, including finance, leadership, HR management, information technology, and healthcare strategy. As an on-campus MHA student here, you’ll complete a 12-week internship and three semesters of professional training, so you’ll be prepared to tackle all the challenges that come with contemporary healthcare management and administration. This program is so serious about providing a rigorous education that even as an online student you’ll complete multiple, short visits to the campus, and even get the benefit of guided experience through a leadership practicum. Whether online or on-campus, you’ll have the opportunity to focus your course of study on global health issues, with the option of earning a Global Health Certificate.

 

Ohio

 

Xavier University
Cincinnati, Ohio
Website

Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) (On Campus)

Cost Per Credit: $650

Additional Graduate Options: MHA/MBA, Certificate in Healthcare Management

  • One of just seven programs in the country to feature a paid, third-year residency for all students
  • Flexible degree offered on-campus as a full-time or part-time evening program
  • Small class sizes and a cohort-style design ensures an engaged and dynamic learning experience
  • Superb history of student success: 100% of MHSA graduates here are employment within 90 days of graduation

There are so many reasons why you’ll love Xavier University’s MHSA: It’s one of just seven elite programs in the country to include a paid, third-year administrative residency for all students…Its contemporary coursework covers a broad spectrum of issues in health services administration…It’s offered on a part- and full-time basis, with the full-time program consisting of no more than 30 students, and the part-time program featuring evening-only classes of no more than 8 students….And both programs feature a cohort-style learning model for optimum student engagement and camaraderie. Xavier is where you’ll get the best in experiential learning, thanks to an 8-12-month administrative residency. Many residencies are offered at hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, and more, and the average stipend is $42,000 per year! You’ll also receive plenty of guidance, thanks to a dedicated faculty advisor and preceptor who will be with you along the way. It’s no surprise that 100% of MHSA graduates here are employed within 90 days of graduation!

 

Oklahoma

 

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
College of Public Health
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (On Campus)

Cost Per Credit: $388 (resident), $1,049 (non-resident)

Other Graduate Programs: MHA+JD, MPH in Health Administration & Policy, MPH in Health Administration & Policy + Doctor of Medicine, MPH in Health Administration & Policy + JD

  • Focus on student success through small classroom sizes of just 6-12 students
  • Flexible scheduling includes courses offered in three-hour blocks of time, Mondays through Thursdays
  • Program offered on a full- and part-time basis
  • Superb experiential learning through the completion of an internship and participation in the university’s Interprofessional Education All Profession Day

An intimate learning environment (most classes range from just 6-12 students) and a truly affordable tuition are just two of the reasons why we love the University of Oklahoma Health Science’s Center’s MHA program. This 60-credit program features a flexible schedule that includes courses offered in three-hour blocks Monday through Thursday. You can complete this program either on a part- or full-time basis, and a three-year track is designed for working professionals who can take just 3 courses per semester. In addition to this program’s dynamic and robust curriculum, you’ll achieve plenty of experiential learning, thanks to the completion of a 10-12-week internship between your first and second year and participation in the school’s Interprofessional Education All Profession Days, a chance to engage with public heath students from other colleges and complete exciting team-building exercises and activities.

 

Oregon

 

Portland State University
College of Urban & Public Affairs
Portland, Oregon
Website

MPA: Health Administration (On Campus)
MPH: Health Management and Policy (On Campus)

Cost Per Credit: $401 (resident), $605 (non-resident)

Additional Graduate Options: MPH: Health Administration/MSW, MPH: Health Administration/MPA (MPH programs offered through a unique collaboration between the PSU School of Public Health and the Oregon Health & Sciences University)

  • Outstanding experiential learning opportunities through class team projects, short-term internships, and/or field-based organizational experiences in health-related organizations or public agencies
  • Esteemed faculty of experienced healthcare professionals, educators, and researchers

Portland State University’s graduate offerings in health administration will allow you to achieve the skills needed to succeed in public service and healthcare management positions with a wide variety of organizations, thanks to a special focus on health services. The MPA in Health Administration features a well-rounded, dynamic curriculum that focuses on experiences through class team projects, short-term internships, and/or field-based organizational experiences in health-related organizations or public agencies. The MPH in Health Management and Policy, offered as part of a collaboration between PSU School of Public Health and OHSU, features broad training in public health with specific training in health management and policy. As an MPH student here, you’ll also have opportunities to combine your degree program with the MSW and the MPA, among others. Just a few reasons we love these programs: Classes are taught by a faculty with expertise and experience in the health services field…Lead faculty members have substantial teaching and research experience in areas like health systems organization and change, healthcare financing, access to health services and health insurance, healthcare leadership and more…And plentiful opportunities abound for community service and engagement, thanks to many community partnerships.

 

Pennsylvania

 

University of Scranton
Panuska College of Professional Studies
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (On Campus, Online)

Cost Per Credit: $965 (on-campus), $940 (online)

Additional Graduate Options: MHA/MBA, Executive Certificate in Health Administration

Why should the University of Scranton be on your list? It’s been consistently recognized as one of the top master’s universities in the North, based on the ‘America’s Best Colleges’ list published by U.S. News & World Report. Plus, the MHA program is ranked first in the nation for full-time enrolled students by Modern Healthcare. You’ll love the academically rigorous course of study of the MHA program, which features a curriculum designed to address practical staffing as a strategic component of organizational development. You’ll also love the flexibility of this program that features an on-campus and online course of study. If you’re a recent grad or a career changer, choose the on-campus MHA, which accepts applicants with or without professional work experience. This program may also include an internship or administrative residency if you have little to no work experience. The online MHA, one of the first fully online MHA programs accredited by CAHME, is designed for professionals with at least three years of professional or supervisory work experience. It features both synchronous and asynchronous learning elements that include lectures, faculty-student discussions, reviews of assigned case studies, internships and more. Complete your grad degree through the University of Scranton and you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a ten-day international study experience in Brazil, Eastern Europe, or China!

 

South Carolina

 

Medical University of South Carolina
College of Health Professions
Charleston, South Carolina
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (On Campus)
Executive MHA (Hybrid)

Cost Per Credit: $550 (in-state), $631 (in-state Executive), $803 (out-of-state), $696 (out-of-state Executive)

Additional Graduate Options: Doctor of Health Administration

  • Exceptional record of student success: As of 2015-16, 94% of students were employed in a healthcare setting within three months of graduation
  • On-campus MHA designed for students with little/no previous healthcare administrative experience; Executive MHA designed as a hybrid program for students with at least one year of healthcare administrative experience

The Medical University of South Carolina not only offers one of the most affordable grad programs in health administration, it also offers two formats to suit everyone – from recent graduates to experienced healthcare professionals. The on-campus MHA is a full-time, on-campus program that boasts plenty of opportunities for real-world learning. As a student of this program, you’ll be required to complete 62 credit hours, including an internship and an interprofessional course. The Executive MHA, specifically designed for working professionals with at least one year of healthcare experience, features 54 credit hours and a primarily online course delivery, complemented with a long weekend of study and collaboration once every semester. You’ll also have the option of completing this program on a full- or part-time basis. We also love the program’s history of student success—As of 2015-16, 94% of students were employed in a healthcare setting within three months of graduation.

 

Tennessee

 

University of Memphis
School of Public Health
Memphis, Tennessee
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (On Campus)
Executive MHA (Hybrid)

Cost Per Credit: $609 (in-state), $1,097 (out-of-state)

Other Graduate Programs: Population Health Certificate, Health Analytics Certificate, Health Systems Leadership Certificate

The University of Memphis’ graduate offerings in health administration are among some of the best in the nation, consistently earning a spot on annual lists published by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to the on-campus program, offered on both a part-time and full-time basis, the university offers an Executive MHA for the experienced healthcare professional with at least five years of full-time experience. This hybrid program features primarily online course delivery, complemented with just seven required weekends on campus. Other reasons we love the MHA at the University of Memphis include a nationally and internationally renowned faculty…outstanding networking opportunities with industry leaders….a strong alumni network with both local and national ties…and a superb job placement and graduation rate of 100% in both 2016 and 2017.

 

Texas (East)

 

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
School of Public Health
Houston, Texas
Website

MPH in Healthcare Management (On Campus)

Cost Per Credit: $233 (resident), $980 (non-resident)

Other Graduate Options: PhD in Health Management and Policy, Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management

  • Diverse faculty consists of researchers, consultants, former executives, and current administrators in major healthcare organizations in the Texas Medical Center
  • Program features exciting opportunities to engage in leadership and teamwork activities
  • Outstanding experiential learning opportunities through participation in a planned, supervised, and evaluated practical experience and a culminating experience project

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston offers the on-campus MPH in Healthcare Management, designed to provide students like you with a solid foundation in the interdisciplinary public health environment, along with a distinct focus on the importance of linking private sector healthcare institutional management with public sector healthcare management and related community initiatives. This program features a dynamic curriculum of 45 semester credit hours, which takes between 18-24 months to complete. You’ll also participate in a planned, supervised, and evaluated practical experience and a culminating experience project, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to engage in leadership and teamwork activities through the Fleming Center Panel Series, a unique discussion series that offers insight into important issues facing the healthcare industry, and the Fleming Center’s annual case competition, a chance for students to apply classroom theory to real-world problems.

 

Texas (West)

 

Trinity University
Department of Health Care Administration
San Antonio, Texas
Website

Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHA) (On Campus)
Executive Program in Healthcare Administration (Hybrid)

Cost Per Credit: $1,697

  • Program options for both experienced healthcare professionals and new graduates
  • Executive program is designed for working healthcare administrative professionals and features online courses supplemented with on-campus, intensive study at the beginning of each semester
  • On-campus program features a full-time course of study and a year-long administrative residency
  • Both programs boast an exceptional faculty and a strong network of distinguished alumni
  • Outstanding record of student success: 100% employment rate among graduates in 2017

Trinity University’s graduate programs in healthcare administration are designed to address the competencies needed to become a key player in the healthcare industry, whether you’re a recent grad or an experienced healthcare professional. Complete the 28-month, on-campus MS in Healthcare Administration program if you have little to no experience in healthcare administration. This program includes classroom work, the completion of a year-long, paid administrative residency, and plenty of opportunities to engage and connect through on-campus guest speakers, small class sizes (limited to just 30 students per year), and close faculty interaction. Complete the Executive Program if you’re a mid-career professional looking for the flexibility and convenience of a part-time, hybrid option (online study complemented with an on-campus intensive at the beginning of each semester) that allows you to pursue your graduate degree while continuing to meet your full-time professional obligations. This program requires current employment in a healthcare setting and prior management or supervisory experience. Whichever program you choose, you’ll benefit from a program that boasts an exceptional faculty, a strong network of distinguished alumni, and a 100% employment rate among graduates in 2017.

 

Utah

 

University of Utah
David Eccles School of Business
Salt Lake City, Utah
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (On Campus)
Professional MHA (Online or on-campus in the evenings)

Cost Per Credit: $932, $979 (Professional)

Other Degree Programs: MHA/Full-Time MBA, MHA/Professional MBA, MHA/MPA, MHA/MPH, Graduate Certificate in Business Studies with a focus on Healthcare Quality Management

  • Program features personalized attention, an esteemed faculty of healthcare executives, and opportunities to work with some of the nation’s top-ranked hospitals and healthcare facilities
  • Superb experiential learning opportunities include participation in the MHA Student Association Health Administration Case Competitions, the UMentor Healthcare Leadership Program, and the ACHE Annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership
  • Professional MHA, which offers the option of evening or online courses, is designed for working professionals with at least three years of professional experience

The University of Utah’s MHA program, which is offered as both a traditional, on-campus program and as an online or evening professional program for the experienced healthcare professional with at least three years of full-time work experience in healthcare, will provide you with the leadership skills and technical skills you need to excel in leadership roles within healthcare delivery organizations. Choose the on-campus MHA and you’ll be part of a small program that features personalized attention, an esteemed faculty of healthcare executives, and opportunities to work with some of the nation’s top-ranked hospitals and healthcare facilities. Just a few of the outstanding opportunities for experiential learning here include participation in the MHA Student Association Health Administration Case Competitions, the UMentor Healthcare Leadership Program, and the ACHE Annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership. Choose the Professional MHA program and you’ll complete a blend of evening and online courses, so you can continue to work full-time.

 

Virginia

 

George Mason University
Department of Health Administration and Policy
Fairfax, Virginia
Website

MHA in Health Systems Management (On Campus, Online)

Cost Per Credit: $670 (in-state), $1,491 (out-of-state)

Other Available Programs: Quality Improvement and Outcomes Management in Health Care Systems Graduate Certificate

  • Flexible program can be completed online or on-campus
  • Outstanding experiential learning opportunities through the required capstone practicum experience

George Mason University’s MHA in Health Systems Management primes you for success in the dynamic healthcare administration field, thanks to a flexible curriculum that can be completed on-campus or online and a capstone practicum experience that allows you to achieve valuable experience working in a health system, hospital, consulting firm, or other organization. The on-campus program consists primarily of evening courses, although some courses are offered on Saturdays or online… the online program, which follows the same curriculum as the on-campus program, features eight-week courses that are taken one at a time.

 

Washington

 

The University of Washington Seattle
School of Public Health
Seattle, Washington
Website

Master of Health Administration (MHA) (On Campus)
Executive MHA (On Campus)

Cost Per Credit: $262 (resident), $293 (Executive resident), $457 (non-resident), $511 (Executive non-resident)

Additional Graduate Options: MHA/MBA, MHA/MPA, MHA/MD, MHA/JD, Certificate Program in Medical Management

  • The School of Public Health is ranked first in the world for publicly funded schools of public health (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects)
  • Outstanding record of student success: MHA boasts a 96% job placement rate within one year of graduation
  • Part-time Executive MHA offers classes once a month, from Thursday-Sunday

Why should the MHA at University of Washington be on your radar? The School of Public Health is ranked first in the world for publicly funded schools of public health (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects) and boasts a 96% job placement rate within one year of graduation. This program has earned a reputation for its focus on leadership development, its competency-based curriculum, and its expert faculty. Plus, wherever you are in your career, there’s an MHA here just for you. If you’re early in your career, complete the full-time MHA. If you have substantial experience in healthcare administration under your belt (between 7-10 years), the part-time Executive MHA is for you. The Executive option is all about accommodating the unique scheduling needs of mid-career professionals who don’t have a lot of extra time to spare. It does this by blocking classes together once a month, from Thursday to Saturday, making it easier than you may have thought possible to earn your MHA with minimal interference to your personal and professional life.