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.

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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 42 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 42-credit program at their own pace, full- or part-time. Classes are conveniently scheduled in the evenings on weekdays, Saturdays, hybrid, or online during each of the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Curriculum

The 42-credit MHA curriculum covers all Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) core competencies, including completion of an experiential portfolio of management achievements, typically up to 6 credits.*

  • 501:501 Principles of Health Administration (3)
  • 501:515 Financial Accounting for Managers (3)
  • 501:520 Population Health (3)
  • 501:533 Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (3) (effective July 1, 2019)
  • 501:554 Marketing for Health Care Organizations (3)
  • 501:556 Health Care Ethics and Law (3)
  • 501:563 Health Systems Operations (3)
  • 501:590 Leadership and Professional Development (3)
  • 501:571 Financial Health Administration (3)
  • 501:565 Information Systems for Health Care (3)
  • 501:595 Professional Practicum* (6)
  • Six Credits of Approved Electives** (6)

TOTAL CREDITS 42

*Professional Practicum may be portfolio-based or experiential, depending upon the student’s experience and accomplishments. 501:501 and 501:515 must be taken in the first semester in which students are enrolled in the program.

**The six credits of electives, chosen from a broad range of courses, allows the program to provide a degree of customization for each student’s interest and need while doing so within accreditation requirements.

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