Ranked as the #2 healthcare management program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health MHA program has been and continues to be a model for other programs. Our MHA Alumni Association is the oldest, largest, and one of the most active of its kind in the country, which offers students a committed network of support.
We provide our students with the training and academic rigor they need to become effective leaders within the healthcare sector. Our curriculum emphasizes deep institutional knowledge in healthcare delivery, financing, and population health management, business literacy, and problem solving as well as leadership and professional development. Historically, 100 percent of graduates have secured administrative fellowships or jobs within three months of graduation.
Which MHA Program is Right for Me?
|Limited or no healthcare management experience
|Employed executives, physicians, and healthcare professionals with a minimum of three years of management or clinical experience
|Asynchronous Online Classes
|21 months beginning in September each year
|Less than 2 years beginning in January each year (Note: Starting in Fall 2024 it will be a September start only.)
|Number of credits
|Learn more about residential MHA.
|Learn more about Executive MHA.
The Minnesota Model
A theory-driven, practice-enabled model of learning is reflected in the classroom. Tenured and tenure-track faculty bring new research knowledge to the classroom, while practitioner faculty bring extensive industry experience.
A Robust Alumni Network
The MHA alumni network is one of the largest and most active in the country.
The group of more than 3,000 graduates engages with students by hosting events and providing mentorship and internship opportunities to many students.
What is an MHA Degree?
A Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree enables students and professionals to advance their careers and take on leadership roles in healthcare delivery and financing organizations. These leaders plan, direct, and coordinate services in a wide variety of care delivery settings. MHA graduates also pursue career opportunities in consulting, medical device, pharmaceutical, and payer organizations.
MHA Student Profiles
I have a passion for long-term care and MHA provides the additional training and education I need to make an impact in my field.
I believe health care is the most significant long-term domestic challenge in this country.