Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

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.

What is an MHA degree?

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Which MHA Program is Right for Me?

Full-time/Residential MHA Executive MHA
Students Limited or no healthcare management experience Employed executives, physicians, and healthcare professionals with a minimum of three years of management or clinical experience
Format In-Person Classes Asynchronous Online Classes
Length 21 months beginning in September each year Less than 2 years beginning in September each year.
Number of credits 60 42
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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.

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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.

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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.

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MHA Annual Reviews

Learn more about the accomplishments of students year over year from our residential and executive programs.

MHA Related Updates and News

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