Master of Health Administration (MHA)

MHA Students

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program prepares students with a foundation in healthcare 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 for health and optimal well-being. The 54-credit program provides study in leadership of healthcare organizations, applied analytics, healthcare economics, financial management, population health, communications, and strategy in 22 months. Students complete a residency in healthcare organizations to gain practical experience, develop professionalism, and apply management skills. Anticipated growth in healthcare 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. Healthcare 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 University prepares a diverse group of students to enter health sector organizations on a trajectory leading toward senior leadership positions. We achieve this by bringing highly qualified students with demonstrated scholastic achievement and leadership potential together with a multi-disciplinary faculty dedicated to ensuring that all of humanity has an equitable opportunity to be healthy and pursue optimal well-being.


We envision a future where the influence of our scholarship and the performance of our graduates enhance the quality of life by improving public health and healthcare delivery systems.


Legacy: We were the first; we lead
Diversity: Leverage our collective genius
Collaboration: Cultivate a culture of shared success
Excellence: Whatever we do, do it well
Discovery: Solve problems that matter
Engagement: Be of value to New Orleans and the world
Balance: Have fun!


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 the 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

MHA Alumni Initial Placements

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.

Degree Program Requirements

Please visit the university course catalog for degree program competencies and requirements.

Contact Us

Department Chair: Arthur Mora, PhD, MHA

Program Director: David Washburn, ScD, SM

Senior Program Manager: Allison Rinehart, DSW


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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