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Online Master of Health Administration

three men and one woman alumni walking in children's hospital, one in scrubs

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.

Placement Rates by Academic Year
MHA 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Number of Graduates 23 9 19
Number of Graduates minus Unknown and Not Seeking 0 0 0
Placement rate (employed + further education) 100.% 78% (7) 84% (16)


78% (7) 84% (16)

Continuing education/training

0% 0%

Actively seeking employment

0% 22% (2) 16% (3)

Not seeking employment

0% 0% 0%



0% 0% 0%
Total 100% 100% 100%
Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must meet the school's admission and application requirements for entrance into master's programs at SPHTM. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Academic achievement - typically a GPA above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • The MHA will also accept the GMAT or MCAT 
Degree Program Requirements

Please visit the university course catalog for degree program competencies, requirements, and model course schedules.*

*The catalog incorrectly states that Mollye Demosthenidy is the MHA program director.  Please note that Emily Harris, MHA is the program director for the MHA. You can email her at

Contact Us

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

Interim Program Director:  David Washburn, SD, SM


Phone: 504-988-3786 or 800-862-2122

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