Master of Health Administration
Program: Master of Health Administration
Department: Global Health Management and Policy (GHMP)
The Master of Health Administration or MHA degree prepares graduates for lasting careers in healthcare. MHA graduates are in high demand for management and leadership positions at various healthcare organizations including public and private hospitals, multi-specialty clinics, long-term care institutions, payers and others. The MHA at Tulane, however, is particularly valuable thanks to its placement within the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Our goal is to train health administrators to be able to work in a variety of settings in both the United States and abroad. Today's MHA graduate will face a global market as they advance throughout their career. Even if a graduate's career remains stateside, all healthcare administrators can expect to address global impacts on their jobs and their workplaces. Tulane is an ideal place to get a thorough grounding in health administration.
Students must meet the school's requirements to be considered for admission. A baccalaureate degree is required for admission to the MHA degree program. The ideal educational preparation would include study in the natural, social, and behavioral sciences, mathematics, economics, business and humanities. There are no specific educational prerequisites since no one undergraduate major is preferred above others.
Minimum admission requirements include a 3.0 or better undergraduate GPA, strong quantitative and verbal scores on a standardized admission test (e.g., the GRE) and an interview. GMAT, MCAT or LSAT scores may be submitted and the MHA admissions committee will determine whether an additional test will be required.
The MHA admission committee may recognize particularly strong service or professional experience, or strong recommendations as balancing elements for test scores or an undergraduate GPA just below the normal threshold. While students with post-baccalaureate work experience are preferred, about half of each MHA class comes to Tulane directly from undergraduate degree programs.
To meet the graduation requirements, the MHA student will complete no less than 60 semester hours of academic credit. These hours comprise a 54 credit-hour health systems management core (including BIOS 6030), an administrative residency (that also fulfills the practicum requirement), 6 credit hours of electives, and a culminating experience. See Model Course Schedule.
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