Master of Health Administration

Position yourself as a leader in healthcare management.

It takes a unique set of skills and specialized knowledge to succeed in today’s complex healthcare environment.

The Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) offers a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program in full-time, part-time, and executive formats. These cohort-based programs integrate coursework in organizational leadership and management, health policy, and public health and health systems. Students take traditional management coursework in the context of the healthcare system and learn advanced skills in finance, strategy, leadership and analytics. Each course contains healthcare examples and case studies, and faculty discuss the healthcare environment, language and policies in class.

Students working towards their health administration masters degree develop competencies across a number of areas, including: analytical thinking, collaboration, communication, financial analysis, organizational awareness, resource management and allocation, and strategic thinking. This competency-based curriculum prepares graduates for management positions in hospitals, clinics, nonprofit organizations, local, state, and national government, and other health-related organizations, as well as jobs in consulting, bio-pharma, finance, and insurance companies.

Students have access to a deep network of professional contacts through alumni, faculty, and associated health-service organizations. The curriculum offers a number of integrated experiences designed to supplement coursework—including research, fieldwork, and professional interaction—in and around New York City.

HPM offers three distinct MHA degree programs: 


The Department of Health Policy and Management is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. All programs are accredited by CEPH. The management programs are accredited by CAHME, which ensures that crucial skills and competencies have been integrated into the curriculum. View the HPM CAHME Student Pamphlet for more information about HPM’s competency model and curriculum. 

MHA At a Glance

  • In the 2016-17 academic year, the program boasted 98% full-time, 97% part-time, and 96% executive graduation rates with 96% of full-time students employed within three months of graduation.


  • Graduates are employed in many sectors, including hospitals, community health organizations, insurers, pharmaceuticals, consulting, and health departments.

  • Students take a core management curriculum, including Managerial and Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management, Accounting and Budgeting, Healthcare Finance, Marketing, Health IT, Quality, and HR Management.

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