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Master of Healthcare Administration

Master of Health Administration or Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) programs are intended to provide students with the essential knowledge needed for senior managerial positions in health services. The objectives of the program are to develop graduates who are: competent general and financial managers, competent planners, knowledgeable about public health and the structure, organization and financing of health care systems; knowledgeable about society, law and ethics, and competent in quantitative skills. The degree traditionally focuses on health administration at the local, state, and federal level as well as in the nonprofit sector.​1​

Programs typically require students to complete applied experiences as well as course work in several areas such as:

  • Financial analysis and management
  • Governance
  • Healthcare economics​​
  • Healthcare marketing and communications​​
  • Health policy​
  • Human resource management
  • Information systems management and assessment
  • Leadership
  • Management of healthcare organizations
  • Operations assessment and improvement
  • Organizational behavior
  • Population health
  • Statistical analysis and application
  • ​Strategy formulation and implementation

  • General Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, average 3.6
    • GRE, average 310 or GMAT, average 560
    • Letters of recommendation (number varies with school)
    • ​Full-time work experience is helpful, but not required​

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