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Healthcare AdministrationMaster of Healthcare Administration
"Before this program, I only knew healthcare from a clinical side," said Kaitlyn Frenette '18 M.S., an EHR clinical applications analyst at Harbor Health Services in Boston. "Now I understand the management side, and I gained a comprehensive and diverse set of skills that's prepared me for my career."
Our Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to lead a healthcare organization in the 21st century.
A flexible, cutting-edge 36 credit master’s degree in healthcare administration, our MHA is the only such program in Connecticut – and one of just four in New England – that is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
By providing a deep understanding of the past, present, and future of healthcare, our MHA program will equip you with the skills necessary to identify challenges and changes in the healthcare system and to effectively address and respond to these issues.
The program prepares students to develop competency in 11 key areas of healthcare management. With these competencies you will develop a strong foundation to contribute to the healthcare workforce and to become a leader in today’s rapidly changing healthcare climate.
The mission of the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program is to provide competency-based, graduate-level education in healthcare management that prepares you for early- to mid-level management positions in the global healthcare workforce.
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The core values of the MHA Program are:
Competency-Based Education: We ensure that all MHA graduates have basic competencies in healthcare management.
Evidence-Based Curriculum and Pedagogy: Our faculty provide current healthcare industry knowledge based on the latest research and policies.
Global Awareness: We expose you to knowledge and experiences about health systems outside the U.S. and prepare you to work globally in healthcare.
Diversity: Our classrooms include early and mid-career health professionals, international medical graduates, and more. Nearly one-third of all MHA students are minorities.
Leadership Development: We prepare you not just to work in healthcare but to be a leader within their organization or field.
Graduates of the MHA program have a proven track record of creating successful careers in healthcare. Some decide to immediately enter the workforce while others pursue administrative fellowship programs or doctoral programs in public health, business, or healthcare management.
The MHA Program reviews applications holistically taking into account a wide range of factors including previous GPA, work experience, statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation. Most students who matriculate to the MHA Program have undergraduate GPAs of 3.3 or higher and average 2+ years of work experience.
Admissions Criteria and Application Materials
No GRE or GMAT score is required to apply to the MHA Program.
3.0 undergraduate GPA or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning
250-word statement of purpose
2 letters of recommendation (professional or academic references only)
Current resume or CV
Current TOEFL or other language exam score (if non-native English speaker)
Typically, students who apply and are admitted to the MHA Program have an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher.
AY 2015-2015 Matriculant Average GPA: 3.47
AY 2016-2017 Matriculant Average GPA: 3.32
AY 2017-2018 Matriculant Average GPA: 3.27
Top 10 Largest Healthcare Administration Programs in the U.S.
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Of MHA students would recommend the MHA Program to a friend or colleague (MHA Student Experience Survey, 2020)
Two-year completion rate
Of graduates report being full-time employed in the health sector 3 months after graduation (2018-2019)
Upsilon Phi Delta is the national academic honor society for students in healthcare administration in the United States. The organization was formed in 1965 to further the profession of health administration and the professional competence and dedication of its members.
Renowned and Dedicated Faculty
All faculty have a Ph.D. or a terminal degree in their field. Our faculty have combined more than 125+ years of experience in the field. They have studied at prestigious institutions such as Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, Harvard, and the University of Michigan.
Women Executives in Healthcare Student Prize Opportunity
Women Executives in Healthcare Prize Fund
The Women Executives in Healthcare Prize Fund recognizes an outstanding female graduate student enrolled in the School of Health Sciences, with preference given to a student in the Masters of Healthcare Administration or Masters of Public Health programs. Selection is based on general academic excellence and review of a student-submitted essay outlining career aspirations in healthcare management. To apply for the Women Executives in Healthcare Scholarship Fund (approximate amount is $1,500 per year) established by Women Executives in Healthcare, Inc., please email Samantha Morales, Assistant Director of the MHA Program.
Nationally Recognized Center for Career Development
All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.
From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.
The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Master of Healthcare Administration, check out the Academic Catalog:
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An advanced degree from the University of New Haven will help you take your career to the next level. Each program offers convenient scheduling, personalized attention, and state-of-the-art facilities.