Master of Health Administration

Next generation health care requires a new way of thinking—bigger, bolder, and smarter—and an understanding of the challenges facing health care systems in the 21st century.

If you are interested in an exciting career with high salary potential, opportunities for advancement, career flexibility, and a dynamic work environment, then a Master of Health Administration is right for you. Health care administrators play a critical role in the delivery of care: directing operations, managing data-driven systems, shaping policy, and striving to improve the health care system. Professionalism and leadership, an understanding of health and health care delivery, operations and financial management, communication skills, and strategic planning are essential to success in this sector.

Rutgers’ Master of Health Administration is tailored for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and who work or plan to work in the health care industry. The MHA is also suitable for those seeking to make a career change or the health practice professional moving into a management position.

Why the Rutgers MHA?

The Rutgers MHA curriculum is designed to meet the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) standards; accordingly, the program requires 45 credits for the degree.

Program/Course Structure

The Rutgers MHA offers a flexible approach that focuses on developing a range of core competencies. You’ll learn from the best too: our expert faculty includes leaders who are helping to solve real-world problems health care organizations grapple with every day. They know how to find solutions, and bring that knowledge to the classroom.

The Master in Health Administration at the Bloustein School provides students with an interdisciplinary education focused on improving health care, health systems, and policy. While you’ll have the same rigorous training in economics, law, ethics, leadership and other disciplines that you’d get in an MBA curriculum, the Rutgers MHA is specifically tailored to the health care sector.  Participants complete the 45-credit program at their own pace, full- or part-time.

Emphasis on Higher Learning Activities and Real Work Instruction

Our full-time faculty, together with our Executives-In-Residence, represent over 300 years of combined senior leadership, practice and consulting in healthcare. They bring this rich experience to the classroom by preparing our students to enter or advance in their careers and for increased responsibility and leadership in the various areas of healthcare.

Part-time Lecturers are also recruited from across the country and bring their depth of ‘real world’ experience. Almost all are currently employed in, or just recently retired from, leadership roles in a healthcare field. Accordingly, they too provide students with both the breadth and depth required for their success.

The program, therefore, relies upon active learning and higher-level teaching activities throughout the curriculum. Students apply, analyze, integrate and synthesize what they learn in the classroom to real cases, challenging managerial problems and simulated workplace settings. Senior guest speakers from different healthcare arenas challenge students to think critically and apply innovative problem solving to the dynamic and rapidly changing environment in which they work. The end result is students who are both proficient in their knowledge of the healthcare as well as capable of performing confidently as managers and leaders.