MHA - Master of Health Administration

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program prepares students with a foundation in health care leadership and applied analytical skills to promote data-driven decision making. Graduates can address the unique challenges presented in this complex industry, including ensuring equitable opportunity to health and optimal well-being. The 54-credit program provides study in leadership of health care organizations, applied analytics, health care economics, financial management, population health, communications, and strategy in 22 months. Students complete a residency in health care organizations to gain practical experience, develop professionalism, and apply management skills. Anticipated growth in health care positions continues to outpace all other occupations. The MHA opens a path to leadership positions and opportunities for advancement in diverse settings across the industry.


The MHA is the most widely accepted healthcare management degree in the United States. Health care is the largest industry and second largest employer in the U.S., and the anticipated growth in healthcare positions continues to outpace all other occupations. The MHA prepares graduates for careers in the healthcare industry in an array of settings, such as public and private hospitals, multi-specialty clinics, and long-term care institutions. The MHA opens a path to leadership positions and opportunities for advancement.


The MHA program at Tulane is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Accreditation ensures that an academic program adheres to curriculum and academic standards that are recognized in the job market. Accredited schools and programs periodically undergo self-examination and outside review to ensure that academic standards are being maintained and keep up with standards in the field. The Tulane MHA has been CAHME-accredited since 1971 and the current accreditation is through 2023.

The MHA program is also a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration

Graduation Rates
Academic Year Percentage Total Students Graduated
2020-2021 100 18
2021-2022 100 24
2022-2023 100 27

Placement Rates by Academic Year

MHA 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Number of Graduates 18 24 27
Placement rate 83% 92% 85%
Employed 15 22 22
Continuing education/training 0 0 1
Actively seeking employment 3 2 4
Unknown 0 0 0
Total 16 22 27
Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the school's admission and application requirements for entrance into master's programs at SPHTM. The MHA will also accept the GMAT or MCAT in addition to the GRE standardized exam.

Contact Us

Department Interim Chair: Lizheng Shi, PhD, MsPharm, MA

Program Director: David Washburn, SD, SM

Department Administrator: Allison Rinehart


Phone: (504) 988-1313

Check out this video about healthcare management from AUPHA.


Students can either apply through SOPHAS or HAMPCAS.

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