Master of Health Administration (MHA) Mission, Vision, Values


The mission of the Rutgers MHA program is to educate a diverse group of early and mid-level careerists throughout New Jersey and its neighboring regions for both entry-level positions and those of increasing responsibility and leadership in healthcare, and to contribute to healthy local, regional, and national communities.


The vision of the Rutgers MHA program is to foster an inclusive and accessible learning environment that prepares the next generation of innovative healthcare leaders and contributes to healthy communities through teaching, research, and public service .


  • Excellence: Our MHA program shall provide our students with curricular and instructional excellence.
  • Integrity: Instruction and mentoring throughout our MHA program shall demonstrate to, and instill in, our students a lifelong commitment to the highest ethical standards and conduct.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Our MHA program shall embrace diversity and support inclusion in recruitment and retention of students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders. Our faculty is committed to ensuring a learning environment where differing experiences and perspectives will be freely and openly debated, amid a culture of acceptance and mutual respect.
  • Innovation and Forward Thinking: The MHA program is committed to advancing knowledge and seeking solutions to emerging challenges and trends in the healthcare field.
  • Continuing Professional Development: The MHA program shall instill in our students an understanding of, and commitment to, the need for lifelong continuing professional development. Our leadership and faculty shall regularly review the field for bases on which to update and refine our competencies, instructional methods, and assessment modalities.
  • Service—The MHA program shall contribute to the health, economic, and social well-being of the diverse local, regional, and national communities it serves.

Look Who’s on Our Faculty

Soumitra Bhuyan, PhD, MPH

Soumitra Bhuyan, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor at the Bloustein School. His primary teaching and research interests include chronic disease management and health information systems with an overarching emphasis on population health. Dr. Bhuyan has published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles as a first author or co-author. Apart from academic writing, Dr. Bhuyan’s work has appeared in various regional and national news outlets such as The Hill, ABC News, Becker’s Hospital Review, and The Star-Ledger. Dr. Bhuyan is an Associate Editor of BMJ Global Health (2016- ) and serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Health Administration Education (2022-2025), the flagship journal of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and Hospital Topics.

Susan Krum, Au.D.

Susan Krum, Au.D., Associate Professor of Teaching, is an experienced health care leader with extensive knowledge in delivering strategic and operational change for a multi-hospital healthcare system. Dr. Krum was Vice President of Ambulatory Operations at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Her strong business acumen combined with expertise in strategic planning, business development, and team-building was demonstrated through her ability to secure positive results for all areas of healthcare management including a fast turnaround during a multimillion-dollar merger and acquisition. She is effective in driving process improvements to boost revenue and profit while expanding services and enhancing productivity, employee satisfaction, and community relations. Most recently, Dr. Krum was AVP of Population Health and Executive Director of the physician group at Kennedy/Jefferson Health where she was responsible for the analysis, planning, development, and implementation of new physician practices as well as maintaining all daily operations for all existing practices. Dr. Krum excels in healthcare management and operations, healthcare budgeting and finance, and population health strategy.

Hon. Paul W. Armstrong, J.S.C., M.A., J.D., LL.M.
Hon. Paul W. Armstrong, J.S.C., M.A., J.D., LL.M.

Hon. Paul W. Armstrong, J.S.C., M.A., J.D., LL.M., Senior Policy Fellow and Judge in Residence, was nominated to the Superior Court by the Governor of New Jersey and the Senate confirmed his nomination in the spring of 2000. Judge Armstrong was granted judicial tenure in the spring of 2007 by the Governor and Senate of New Jersey. He has served in the courthouses in Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren counties, and currently sits in the courthouse in Somerville, NJ. He has served in the civil, criminal, and family divisions and is currently assigned to the civil and criminal divisions. He also served as the inaugural Drug Court Judge in both Somerset and Huntedon counties. Judge Armstrong presided over the case State of New Jersey v. Charles Cullen, the convicted nurse serial-killer.

As a member of the bar, Judge Armstrong was a pioneer of patient’ rights, and argued before the Supreme Court of New Jersey in In re Quinlan and Matter of Jobes as counsel to the families of Karen Ann Quinlan and Nancy Ellen Jobes. He also appeared as Counsel of Record to the amici curiae the American Hospital Association in Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Health Department, and the Medical Society of New Jersey in Vacco v. Quill, before the United States Supreme Court. He served as Chairman of both the New Jersey Bioethics Commission (formally known as the Commission on Legal and Ethical Issues in the Delivery of Health Care) and The Governor’s Advisory Council on AIDS, and is past president of the Samaritan Homelsss Interim Program (SHIP).

Judge Armstrong served as the chairman of the Conference of Drug Court Judges, vice-chairman o the Judiciary Advisory Committee on Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance, Megan’s Law-Three Judge Disposition Committee (Doe v. Poritz), Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Education, co-chair of Somerset Veterans Assistance Project, and is the former chair of the Vicinage XIII Minority Concerns Committee.