Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
The Minnesota MHA is a top-ranked program of health care administration. As one of the first of its kind in the nation and founded by James A. Hamilton, it has become a model for other health care management programs.
We provide our students with training to become leaders in health care administration with a curriculum that emphasizes practical skills and career development. One hundred percent of graduating students secure administrative fellowships or jobs by July of their graduating year.
The MHA Alumni Association is the largest and most active of its kind. The group of more than 2,600 graduates engages with students by hosting events and providing mentorship and internship opportunities to many students.
Which MHA Program is Right for Me?
- Designed for students with minimal health care management experience.
- Courses are delivered on campus over 21 months and curriculum emphasizes analytical and problem solving skills, collaboration with inter-professional teams, and a deep understanding of health systems and hospital operations.
- Classes are small and cohort-based.
- Students complete a 10-week summer residency that provides real life work experience and an opportunity to apply the Minnesota Problem Solving Method to a management project.
- At graduation the majority of students are placed in an administrative fellowship where they receive guided experience to strengthen their management and leadership skills and bridge the gap between being a student and becoming a junior executive. Many organizations offer full time employment upon completion of a fellowship
- Designed for employed executives, physicians, and health care professionals seeking to advance their management and leadership skills and capabilities.
- The program is a learning cohort model that blends online and on-campus coursework.
- Most coursework is online, allowing minimal interference with work and family.
- Students spend 26 days on campus over 25 months.
- Working with faculty and advisors, students design and conduct a project to introduce an innovation into their organization. The project provides the opportunity for students to bring together many aspects of their learning into an innovation of significant value.
MHA Global Summer Residency: Nafeesa Dawoodbhoy
by Mona Rath on September 25, 2018 at 3:06 pm
Nafeesa Dawoodbhoy, MHA ‘19 Nafeesa returned to Sri Lanka— her home country—for a summer residency at the Family Planning Association (FPA), a member association of the […]
MHA Global Summer Residency: Tori Robinett
by Mona Rath on September 25, 2018 at 2:49 pm
Tory Robinett, MHA ’19 Tanzanians face an increased prevalence of cancer in the face of limited resources. There are currently only three inpatient cancer wards in the country. Tory’s […]
MHA Global Summer Residency: Beulah Momanyi
by Mona Rath on September 25, 2018 at 2:38 pm
Beulah Momanyi, MHA ‘19 Beulah completed a summer residency at Johnson & Johnson Asia Pacific Headquarters in Singapore. Her project addressed human resource issues within the ONE Johnson […]
Executive MHA Profile: Beth Olson
by Mona Rath on August 30, 2018 at 10:12 pm
Translating Diabetes Research to Care Delivery Beth Olson is a program manager in clinical research at the International Diabetes Center/HealthPartners Institute in Minneapolis. She coordinates […]