Top 35 Master’s in Healthcare Management 2019

When it comes to health services, strong leadership can be a matter of life and death. The following 35 Top Masters in Health Care Management 2019 is designed to train the next generation of healthcare managers.

Choosing a Degree in Healthcare Management

Graduates will not only examine the nuances of healthcare delivery, but they will also develop the business savvy needed for effective leadership. Healthcare Management programs typically sit at the intersection of business and health. Healthcare supervisors need a deep understanding of the ethical, financial, legal, professional, and regulatory aspects of the industry. Many graduate programs in the field incorporate clinical experience in healthcare organizations.

Students may also complete projects evaluating real-world problems in business settings and the healthcare industry. Some programs may be offered part-time or online for working healthcare professionals, while many are full-time and residential. Prospective students should select programs that align with their experience level, time constraints, and the amount of hands-on experience they are seeking.

Health services managers and administrators may oversee departments or facilities in organizations such as health centers, hospitals, and physician's offices. Job titles include Clinical Manager, Health Information Manager, and Nursing Home Administrator. In May 2017, the median pay was $98,350 per year or $47.29 per hour. The demand for healthcare services is projected to increase in the coming years as the large baby boom population ages and individuals remain active later in life. Because of this, the industry is experiencing a 20 percent job growth rate, which is much faster than average.

Methodology

Each ranking published by Top Master's in Healthcare require a lot of research, fact checking, and interest in the world of higher education and medical industries. The editors of TMHC utilize credible data resources from academic journals, government databases, job recruitment organizations, and, especially, degree alumni reviews. TMHC rankings are scored specifically on degree outcomes, alumni reviews, degree affordability, acceptance rates, MCAT and GRE scores, and degree completion rates.

To be considered for ranking by TMHC, degrees must be accredited by the National Science Foundation and, thus, provide appropriate doctorate certifications within the healthcare field and have institutional affiliations with scholarly peer-reviewed publications. For more information about how TMHC scores individual medical degrees, please visit our About Us page.

The following list features Top Masters in Healthcare's Top 35 Masters in Healthcare Management for 2019. A reputable accreditation organization accredits each program listed. TMH ranks programs according to variables including net cost, graduation rate, student resources, and student to faculty ratio. All schools listed offer exceptional Healthcare Management programs which consider important aspects of healthcare and leadership.

#35 – Barry University

Master of Science in Health Services Administration

Miami Shores, FL

Barry's MS in Health Services Administration emphasizes the need for modern healthcare to meet the needs of a multicultural society ethically.

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Barry University is a Catholic university in suburban Miami Shores, FL. Originally founded by the Adrian Dominican Sisters as a women's college, Barry now embraces students of all faiths and genders. It has expanded into a liberal arts college with specialized programs in medical technology, nursing, social work, and teacher education.

Barry's MS in Health Services Administration emphasizes the need for modern healthcare to meet the needs of a multicultural society ethically. The program has a flexible schedule to serve working professionals as well as full-time students. Its curriculum includes courses in Applied Biostatistics, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and a capstone course in Strategic Planning. Students must also complete an individualized internship or practicum in their desired specialty area.

Graduate Tuition: $21,489

TMHA Score: 66.83

#34 – Widener University

Master of Business Administration in Health Care

Chester, PA

Widener applicants are required to apply with a minimum 2.7 GPA and a minimum 450 GMAT score.

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Widener University offers its graduate students a Master of Business Administration in Health Care in hopes of serving the healthcare field for the greater Delaware Valley area. Widener emphasizes three values within its MBAHC program, which are Caring, Excellence, and Collegiality and Integrity. Widener applicants are required to apply with a minimum 2.7 GPA and a minimum 450 GMAT score.

Full-time Widener students typically complete their degrees within one year, while part-time students complete their degrees within two years. Both degree tracks begin in the fall terms. Widener provides MBA courses such as Human Capital Management, Community Health Management, and Health Economics. Additionally, students are able to complete an administrative residency while attending Widener, where they will be expected to participate in professional and career development workshops led by active community leaders in healthcare.

Graduate Tuition: $28,335

TMHA Score: 67.59

#33 – Armstrong State University

Master of Health Services Administration

Savannah, GA

Other priority measurements of ASU include providing a diverse campus experience, thus the university aims to admit no less than 30% of applicants from ethnic minority groups.

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Armstrong State University offers a Master of Health Services Administration through the Georgia Southern University in Savannah, GA. The university provides its MHSA through a list of core values centered in integrity, innovation, community, diversity, student growth, and student-focused education. Alum of ASU have reportedly gone on to intern at top-ranking healthcare institutions such as Johns Hopkins University.

The MHSA measures student success based upon how well students perform in its program and how quickly students are able to attain employment after graduation. According to Armstrong, 90 percent of its MHSA graduates work within, or have advanced their current career, within the healthcare administration industry. Other priority measurements of ASU include providing a diverse campus experience, thus the university aims to admit no less than 30% of applicants from ethnic minority groups.

Graduate Tuition: $18,854

TMHA Score: 67.90

#32 – University of Florida

Master of Health Administration

Gainesville, FL

U.S. News & World Report ranks UF at #27 for Best National Universities.

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The University of Florida is a public land-, sea-, and space-grant university in Gainesville, FL. It is a member of the State University System of Florida and the Association of American Universities. U.S. News & World Report ranks UF at #27 for Best National Universities. UF tied with the University of Pittsburgh for 29th in Health Care Management.

UF's Master of Health Administration is aimed at students early in their healthcare career. The program takes an evidence-based approach to the access, affordability, and quality of healthcare. It also emphasizes data-driven problem solving, experiential learning, and team-based learning. The curriculum includes courses such as Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Administration, Medical Terminology, and the US Health Insurance System.

Graduate Tuition: $14,761

TMHA Score: 70.98

#31 – CUNY – Baruch College

Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration

New York, NY

U.S. News & World Report ranks Baruch at #20 place for Best Regional Universities in the North.

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Baruch College resides in Gramercy Park, Manhattan, NY and is a constituent of the City University of New York. The college focuses on the arts and sciences, business, and public affairs. U.S. News & World Report ranked Baruch at #20 place for Best Regional Universities in the North and tied for #29 for degrees in Health Care Management.

Students can only enroll in Baruch's MBA in Health Care Administration program on a part-time basis. The program focuses on skills in analysis, decision making, and business. Its curriculum includes courses such as Business and Society, Financial Decision Making, Macroeconomics, and Strategic Planning. The accelerated degree is designed for students to complete in three years.

Graduate Tuition: $9,510

TMHA Score: 70.98

#30 – Trinity University

Master of Science in Health Care Administration

San Antonio, TX

Trinity's MS in Health Care Administration incorporates classroom work and an external administrative residency.

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Trinity University is private liberal arts college resides in the Monte Vista Historic District of San Antonio, TX. It is a small, highly residential university with an enrollment of 2,606 total students as of 2018. Trinity also takes first place on U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Value colleges.

Trinity's MS in Health Care Administration incorporates classroom work and an external administrative residency. The classroom coursework takes four semesters – or 16 months – to complete, followed by a year-long administrative residency. The on-campus portion involves courses in Financial Analysis for Decision Making, Seminar in Current Health Care Issues, and Strategic Planning and Marketing.

Each student in the Health Care Administration program is assigned a faculty advisor to guide them throughout the program. Although each new class of graduates is limited to 30 students, Trinity's student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1, lending itself to a personalized learning experience and strong network potential.

Graduate Tuition: $28,569

TMHA Score: 70.98

#29 – Texas Woman's University

Master of Healthcare Administration

Denton, TX

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TWU's Master of Healthcare Administration blends theory and practical application.

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Texas Woman's University is a public university in Denton, TX. Initially established as a vocational school for women, TWU is co-educational, and women still account for 90 percent of the university's student body. The university tied for #57 place on U.S. News & World Report's list of best graduate Healthcare Management programs.

TWU's Master of Healthcare Administration blends theory and practical application. The program's course content addresses areas including Finance, Economics, and Accounting; Quantitative Methods; and Management of Health Services Organizations. If students are interested in the data analysis side of healthcare management, they may choose to pursue an MHA with a Business Analytics emphasis.

Graduate Tuition: $8,881

TMHA Score: 72.41

#28 – University of North Florida

Master of Health Administration

Jacksonville, FL

U.S. News & World Report ranks UNF's Health Care Management program at #64 in the nation.

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The University of North Florida is a public university on 1,300 acres on the Southside of Jacksonville, FL. Its campus includes 28 buildings, six residence facilities, and the central grassy Green. The U.S. Green Building Council has certified five of the school's buildings. U.S. News & World Report ranks UNF's Health Care Management program at #64 in the nation.

The program incorporates hands-on learning and study abroad opportunities for international health field exploration. Required courses include Healthcare Leadership, Health Organization and, Delivery; and Quantitative Analysis Health. Along with a capstone course in Healthcare Strategy Management, students must choose between an internship, practicum, or thesis.

Jacksonville is home to Baptist Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Mayo Clinic, and more. These major healthcare organizations provide UNF graduates with ample local internship and employment options.

Graduate Tuition: $13,484

TMHA Score: 73.22

#27 – Concordia University, St. Paul

Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management

CSP offers an MBA in Health Care Management through an on-campus, blended, and fully online formats.

St. Paul, MN

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Concordia University, St. Paul is a private Christian liberal arts university in St. Paul, MN. It is an affiliate of the Concordia University System, which is operated by the Lutheran church – Missouri Synod. The university embraces a diverse community of students of various faiths. Many of its degrees are career-focused and emphasize experiential learning in real-world settings.

CSP offers an MBA in Health Care Management through an on-campus, blended, and fully online formats. Through Concordia's unique Mentor and MAP Program, students are assigned faculty members for support and guidance. The MBA curriculum considers current healthcare events and trends concerning business theory. Courses include Global Economics, Integrated Marketing Communication, and Managerial Research Methods and Design.

Graduate Tuition: $19,499

TMHA Score: 74.92

#26 – Loyola University Chicago

Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management

Chicago, IL

Loyola's MBA in Healthcare Management uses a cohort model to help students build their professional network.

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Located in Chicago, IL, Loyola University Chicago is one of the largest, private Catholic research universities in the United States. Along with its six campuses throughout Chicago, Loyola has locations in Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, and Rome. U.S. News & World Report ranks the university at #89 place for Best National Universities.

Loyola's MBA in Healthcare Management uses a cohort model to help students build their professional network. The program takes a global perspective and includes an industry-specific study abroad immersion course. Travel expenses are covered with tuition. The curriculum consists of courses such as Conflict Management, Managerial Statistics, Risk Management, and Values-Based Leadership. Students take just two courses per quarter, and classes meet only once per week.

Graduate Tuition: $34,934

TMHA Score: 76.43

#25 – Mercy College

Master of Science in Health Services Management

Dobbs Ferry, NY

Mercy College designed its MS in Health Services Management for those who already have experience in healthcare management.

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Mercy College is a private research university with a main campus alongside the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry, NY. The White House has recognized the diverse university as a "Bright Spot for Hispanic Education" and by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution. It is also a designated Yellow Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Mercy College designed its MS in Health Services Management for those who already have experience in healthcare management. The program enhances and builds upon its students' skills in communication, data analysis, leadership, and research. Core courses include Action Research & Data Analysis, Managerial Communication & Leadership, and Management Information Systems.

Graduate Tuition: $16,060

TMHA Score: 76.66

#24 – Weber State University

Master of Healthcare Administration

Ogden, UT

WSU's Master of Healthcare Administration emphasizes skills such as critical thinking, interpersonal communication, organization, and management.

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Weber State University is a public university which sits along the Wasatch Mountains in Ogden, UT. The university's curriculum revolves around liberal arts and sciences and vocational instructional training. U.S. News & World Report ranks its graduate Health Care Management program 47th in the nation.

WSU's Master of Healthcare Administration emphasizes skills such as critical thinking, interpersonal communication, organization, and management. The university offers its required courses through a hybrid on-campus and online format, with the two required electives offered primarily online during the summer semester. Required courses include Field Work, Human Resource Management in Health Care, and Managing Health Information.

Graduate Tuition: $9,321

TMHA Score: 76.66

#23 – University of Kentucky

Master of Health Administration

Lexington, KY

UK's Master of Health Administration is structured primarily for full-time students.

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The University of Kentucky is a public university in Lexington, KY. It is the largest and most highly ranked research university in Kentucky, according to U.S. News & World Report. The same source also ranks UK at #147 place for Best National Universities and #42 place for graduate programs in Healthcare Management.

UK's Master of Health Administration is structured primarily for full-time students. The program limits its class sizes to 25 students to maximize individual attention and interaction. More than two-thirds of the program's courses include team projects. Required courses include Case Studies in Healthcare Organizations, Managerial Epidemiology, and Organization Theory and Behavior. Case analysis is the foundation of the program's final exam.

Graduate Tuition: $17,850

TMHA Score: 77.62

#22 – Concordia University Chicago

Master of Business Administration with Health Care Management Specialization

River Forest, IL

Concordia Chicago's MBA is offered online and is an open-enrollment program.

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Concordia University Chicago is a private liberal arts university in River Forest, IL. It is an affiliate of the Concordia University System, which is operated by the Lutheran church – Missouri Synod. While it remains tied to its faith-based heritage, Concordia welcomes students from a variety of religious backgrounds. U.S. News & World Report ranks it at #72 place for Best Regional Universities in the Midwest.

Concordia Chicago's MBA is offered online and is an open-enrollment program. Students can pursue the specialized MBA with an additional specialization for a dual degree. The curriculum focuses on areas of Health Care Finance and Economics, Health Care Systems, and Public Policy in Health Care.

Graduate Tuition: $19,980

TMHA Score: 77.66

#21 – University of Oklahoma

MBA Healthcare Administration Certificate

Norman, OK

OU's MBA Healthcare Administration Certificate is a collaboration between the university's colleges of Business and Public Health.

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The University of Oklahoma is a public space-grant university in Norman, OK. Founded in 1890, OU existed in the Oklahoma Territory nearly two decades before Oklahoma was an established state. The Carnegie Foundation classifies it as a university with "very high research activity." It is also ranked #124 for Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.

OU's MBA Healthcare Administration Certificate is a collaboration between the university's colleges of Business and Public Health. Topics covered include healthcare financing, history, operations, financing, and technology. The program only requires one course, U.S. Healthcare System. Other course options include Health Economics, Health Information Systems, and Healthcare Quality Management.

Graduate Tuition: N/A

TMHA Score: 77.84

#20 – University of Scranton

Master of Health Administration

Scranton's Master of Health Administration requires 44 credits and intensive fieldwork experience.

Scranton, PA

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The University of Scranton is a private Catholic research university in the historic Hill Section of Scranton, PA. Its core curriculum is liberal arts-based. The Chronicle of Higher Education distinguished the university among the top producers of Fulbright scholars for 11 consecutive years. U.S. News & World Report ranks it #6 for Best Regional Universities in the North.

Scranton's Master of Health Administration requires 44 credits and intensive fieldwork experience. Fieldwork can take the shape of an internship, externship, or directed study. Courses cover five domains: Communication and Relationship Management, Leadership, Professionalism, Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment, and Business Skills and Knowledge.

Scranton's MHA program is set apart as one of the first fully online programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. In 2016, health website Greatist ranked the university among the top "Healthiest" colleges in the United States.

Graduate Tuition: $33,701

TMHA Score: 77.94

#19 – University of South Carolina

Master of Health Administration

Columbia, SC

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USC has been designated as a university with a high amount of research production by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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The University of South Carolina is a research university in Columbia, SC. It is the flagship institution of the University of South Carolina System. USC has been designated as a university with a high amount of research production by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is also ranked 106th in National Universities and 42nd in graduate Health Care Management.

As an accredited Master of Health Administration by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, USC prepares students to adapt to and manage the changing healthcare environment effectively. Its curriculum provides training in areas such as accounting, epidemiology, evaluation and planning, and human resources.

Graduate Tuition: $19,913

TMHA Score: 78.82

#18 – Xavier University

Master of Health Services Administration

Cincinnati, OH

Xavier's MHAS students study topics such as healthcare administration, management, healthcare finances, and clinical policy and ethics.

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Xavier University has offered its superb Graduate Program in Health Services Administration for the last 61 years and has the awards to prove it. According to Xavier's website, the accredited university program has been recognized by the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education's inaugural awards for the last two years. Students who complete the degree program earn a Master of Health Services Administration.

Xavier's MHAS students study topics such as healthcare administration, management, healthcare finances, and clinical policy and ethics. The university provides its MHSA students with a paid year-long internship. In 2018, Xavier paid out $43,000 to its graduate students, overall. To become an Xavier Musketeer applicants are expected to apply with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and with competitive scores within the quantitative and verbal sections of the GMAT or GRE.

Graduate Tuition: $27,757

TMHA Score: 78.99

#17 – California State University, Long Beach

Master of Science in Health Care Administration

Long Beach, CA

CSULB designed its MS in Health Care Administration in accordance with the changing needs of the healthcare industry.

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Widely recognized as one of the West Coast's most diverse universities, California State University, Long Beach is now the third biggest campus in the 23-campus California State University system. U.S. News & World Report ranks CSULB in third place for Top Public Schools. CSULB tied with Texas Woman's University and the University of Southern Maine for #57 place in best graduate programs in Health Care Management.

CSULB designed its MS in Health Care Administration in accordance with the changing needs of the healthcare industry. The program aims to equip graduates with competencies in areas including communications, leadership, and professionalism. Core courses include Health Care Economics, Managing Population Health, and Strategic Planning and Marketing in Health Care. Students must also complete a relevant internship and cumulative project.

Graduate Tuition: $9,867

TMHA Score: 81.64

#16 – Georgia State University

Master of Science in Health Administration

Atlanta, GA

GSU's Master of Science in Health Administration addresses data analytics, health informatics, health management, finance, and leadership.

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Georgia State University is a research university located in downtown Atlanta, GA. It is one of the largest universities in the nation by enrollment. It is classified as an R1 Research University by the Carnegie Foundation, indicating its extensive research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks it #187 place for Best National Universities and at #33 place for best graduate programs in Healthcare Management programs.

GSU's Master of Science in Health Administration addresses data analytics, health informatics, health management, finance, and leadership. Course offerings include Care Management and Delivery Systems, Executive Leadership in Health Care, and Legal Environment of Health Care. The curriculum also includes experiential projects such as case competitions, community engagement efforts, and healthcare site visits.

Graduate Tuition: $14,573

TMHA Score: 82.18

#15 – University of Central Florida

Master of Health Administration

Orlando, FL

UCF's Master of Healthcare Administration caps class sizes at 30 students.

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The University of Central Florida is one of the largest universities in the United States concerning on-campus enrollment. UCF opened in 1968 as the Florida Technological University with the mission of educating its students for the growing U.S. space program. Today, the public space-grant state university is categorized in the highest tier of research activity by the Carnegie Foundation.

UCF's Master of Healthcare Administration caps class sizes at 30 students. Classes are available in the evenings, allowing students of all schedules to earn their degree. The program's course list includes Epidemiology, Health Care Human Resources, and Health Economics and Policy. Instead of pursuing a thesis, students must complete a capstone course and written exam.

Graduate Tuition: $15,533

TMHA Score: 82.44

#14 – University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Master of Health Administration

Charlotte, NC

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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a public research university in Charlotte, NC. It has three campuses in the Charlotte region. Its main campus sits on nearly 1,000 wooded acres in Charlotte's University City neighborhood. U.S. News & World Report ranks UNC Charlotte at #194 place for Best National Universities and at #33 for graduate programs in Healthcare Management.

UNC Charlotte designed its Master of Health Administration to promote healthy communities with significant consideration of population health systems. The program is designed to serve current healthcare managers and professionals as well as pre-professionals looking to prepare for an entry-level healthcare career. Core courses include Decision Analysis in Healthcare, Health and Disease, and Health Law and Ethics. In addition, students are required to complete a health administration internship.

Graduate Tuition: $12,084

TMHA Score: 85.34

#13 – Baylor University

Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration

Waco, TX

Baylor's MBA in Healthcare Administration is one of just 96 to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

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Baylor University is a private Baptist university in Waco, TX. The school's culture is faith-based, with religious events, campus prayer, and worship services. The Carnegie Foundation classifies BU as a university with high research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks BU at #78 place for Best National Universities and at the #7 place for best graduate programs in Health Care Management.

Baylor's MBA in Healthcare Administration is one of just 96 to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. It requires a seven-month paid executive residency with a healthcare organization. Core courses include Corporate Finance, Microeconomic Theory and Business Decisions, and Public Health Issues. Students must also take business framework courses in accounting, business, Excel, and finance.

Graduate Tuition: $36,294

TMHA Score: 88.11

#12 – Medical University of South Carolina

Master in Health Administration

Charleston, SC

Today, the Medical University of South Carolina is a public university with six colleges, a medical center, a research center, and a public hospital.

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The Medical University of South Carolina is one of the oldest continually operating schools of medicine in the United States. Established in 1824 in Charleston, SC, the university was initially a small, private physician-training college. Today, it is a public university with six colleges, a medical center, a research center, and a public hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranks it 17th in Health Care Management.

MUSC offers its Master in Health Administration program in two formats. The Executive program is delivered primarily online for working healthcare professionals. The Residential is full-time and requires no professional experience but does require students to complete an internship. Its competency model focuses on analytical, communication, leadership, and professional skills.

Graduate Tuition: N/A

TMHA Score: 88.55

#11 – Virginia Commonwealth University

Master of Health Administration

Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University's MHA is highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report, taking third place in graduate Health Care Management programs.

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Virginia Commonwealth University is a research university in Richmond, VA. The university was the result of a merger between the Medical College of Virginia and the Richmond Professional Institute. Today, VCU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a university in the highest tier for research activity. Its MHA is highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report, taking third place in graduate Health Care Management programs.

VCU's Master of Health Administration has a singular focus on healthcare leadership. This focus makes it a particularly acclaimed and rigorous program for career advancement. Core courses include Clinical Concepts and Relationships, Health Analytics & Decision Support, and Health Care Marketing. Third-year MHA students must complete a year-long paid administrative residency in a healthcare organization.

Graduate Tuition: $20,544

TMHA Score: 88.60

#10 – University of Washington

Master of Health Administration

Seattle, WA

The University of Washington's MHA focuses on research involving clinical and health systems, healthcare financing, and healthcare policy.

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Students who are interested in earning their Master of Health Administration can apply to become an official Husky at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. UW is known for providing many outstanding degree programs, so it's no surprise to see the school at the tenth spot on our list. The university's MHA focuses on research involving clinical and health systems, healthcare financing, and healthcare policy.

Overall, the MHA program requires students to complete 76 credits with courses such as Quantitative Methods, Health Economics, and Project Management. All UW Masters' candidates are required to finish a Capstone Integrative Seminar to obtain their degree. The MHA capstone allows students to work directly with local organizations in the Central Washington area and gain hands on experience in providing quality healthcare experiences to patient populations. Internships are also available to students at organizations such as Cowlitz Health, Kaiser Permanente, Seattle Children's Hospital, and Valley Medical Center.

Graduate Tuition: $10,068

TMHA Score: 89.46

#9 – Texas A&M University

Master of Health Administration

College Station, TX

U.S. News & World Report ranks Texas A&M University at #66 for Best National Universities.

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Everything's bigger in Texas – including Texas A&M University's 5,200-acre College Station campus. Established in 1876, A&M was Texas' first public higher learning institution. U.S. News & World Report ranks the university at #66 for Best National Universities. The university's Health Science Center – founded in 1998 – is a nationally ranked, fully accredited health education program.

The Health Science Center offers a Master of Health Administration with two tracks. While the Resident option compliments students setting out to work in the healthcare field best, the Executive option is a more flexible program for currently employed healthcare professionals. First-year Resident courses include Health Insurance and Managed Care, Managerial Statistics, and Quality and Process Improvement. The Resident program is completable within 21 full-time months or 33 months part-time.

Graduate Tuition: $15,455

TMHA Score: 89.55

#8 – The University of Alabama – Birmingham

Master of Science in Health Administration

Birmingham, AL

UA offers an MS in Health Administration through a Residential format, for entry-level students, and an Executive format, for working professionals.

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a public research university in Birmingham, AL. It is a constituent of the University of Alabama System. The Carnegie Foundation classifies it in the highest tier of research activity. The university also takes second place on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best graduate Health Care Management programs.

UA offers an MS in Health Administration through a Residential format, for entry-level students, and an Executive format, for working professionals. The Residential program involves full-time courses, an administrative residency, and an internship. With its cohort model, students have the same classmates throughout the program. Courses include Health Economics, Health Law, and Health Policy.

Graduate Tuition: $20,133

TMHA Score: 90.98

#7 – University of Pittsburgh

Master of Science in Health Care Supervision & Management

Pittsburgh, PA

Pitt's MS in Health Care Supervision & Management requires students to complete core coursework such as Human Factors in Leadership Skill Development in addition to an Administrative Internship.

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The University of Pittsburgh is a public university in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. It is a research institution and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. In 2018, it was the third-largest recipient of federal health research funding among U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report ranks Pitt at #70 place for Best National Universities and #29 place in best graduate programs in Health Care Management.

Pitt's MS in Health Care Supervision & Management requires students to complete core coursework such as Human Factors in Leadership Skill Development in addition to an Administrative Internship. All students are required to complete at least 30 credits within the Health Care Supervision and Management concentration, although the concentration itself requires about 42 credits itself. Prospective students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered.

Graduate Tuition: $23,572

TMHA Score: 91.53

#6 – University of Iowa

Master of Health Administration

U.S. News & World Report ranks it at #89 place for Best National Universities and at the #10 place for best graduate programs in Health Care Management.

Iowa City, IA

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The University of Iowa, located in Iowa City, is the state's flagship public research university. The Carnegie Foundation classifies it within its highest tier for research activity. UI is explicitly known for its programs in health care, law, and fine arts. U.S. News & World Report ranks it at #89 place for Best National Universities and at the #10 place for best graduate programs in Health Care Management.

UI's Master of Health Administration builds an understanding of patient-centered services as well as business skills. Students can even participate in extracurricular activities such as financial analysis or volunteer coordination. Core courses study topics such as economics, financial accounting, law, management, and managerial finance.

Graduate Tuition: $14,161

TMHA Score: 91.96

#5 – Johns Hopkins University

Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration in Health Systems Management

Baltimore, MD

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U.S. News & World Report ranks JHU at tenth place for Best National Universities and at seventh place for best graduate programs in Health Care Management.

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Established in 1876, Johns Hopkins University is named for its original benefactor, an American abolitionist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. The highly selective private university was the first research university in the United States. It is currently the leading recipient of NASA research and development funding. U.S. News & World Report ranks JHU at tenth place for Best National Universities and at seventh place for best graduate programs in Health Care Management.

Johns Hopkins offers a dual MSN/MBA degree in Health Systems Management. The program emphasizes the balance between crunching numbers and caring for patients on an individual level. It explores the economic, ethical, medical, and regulatory aspects of the healthcare field. First-term courses include Business Communication, Statistical Analysis, and The Firm & The Macroeconomy. Students complete the dual degree with 65 credits with 376 total clinical hours.

Graduate Tuition: $27,352

TMHA Score: 94.98

#4 – University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Master of Health Services Administration

Ann Arbor, MI

U.S. News & World Report gives U of M the shining first place for best graduate Health Care Management program.

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The public University of Michigan is a research university in Ann Arbor, MI. Founded in 1817 in Detroit, it is the state's oldest university. It is a Carnegie-classified research university and a founding member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. On top of everything else, U.S. News & World Report gives U of M the shining first place for best graduate Health Care Management program.

U of M's acclaimed Master of Health Services Administration focuses on the financing, organization, management, and marketing of health services. Its core curriculum includes courses such as Political Science, Principles of Environmental Health Services, and Professional Development. In addition, students are required to complete an internship in the summer between the two years of the program.

Graduate Tuition: $16,107

TMHA Score: 96.25

#3 – University of Minnesota

Master of Healthcare Administration

Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN

Classified as one of the country's ‘Public Ivy' universities, UMN offers their degrees with an educational quality comparable to that of the Ivy League.

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The University of Minnesota is a public research university which stretches across the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Classified as one of the country's ‘Public Ivy' universities, UMN offers their degrees with an educational quality comparable to that of the Ivy League. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UMN at #76 for Best National Universities and at third place for best graduate programs in Health Care Management.

UMN created its Master of Healthcare Administration for students with minimal experience in the healthcare field. Its curriculum emphasizes leadership and integrates core business courses in accounting, economics, finance, and management. Core first-semester courses include Interprofessional Teamwork in Healthcare, Population Health, and Professional Development. All students must also complete a summer residency at a healthcare organization.

Graduate Tuition: $16,242

TMHA Score: 96.34

#2 – Rush University

Master of Science in Health Systems Management

Chicago, IL

Rush offers its MS in Health Systems Management on a full- or part-time basis.

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The private Rush University resides on the west side of Chicago, IL. The university was founded in 1972 and now home to one of the oldest medical schools in the midwest. It is an academic offshoot of the Rush University Medical Center, a healthcare and clinical research center chartered two days before the city of Chicago was chartered in 1837. U.S. News & World Report ranks it the fifth best graduate program in Health Care Management.

Rush offers its MS in Health Systems Management on a full- or part-time basis. In either case, all courses are offered during traditional hours, with no evening or weekend courses. Courses include Health Care Organization & The Patient Experience, Managerial Epidemiology, and a Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations capstone course. The program combines classroom instruction with a paid part-time internship, and students must also complete two master's projects.

Graduate Tuition: N/A

TMHA Score: 97.28

#1 – University of North Carolina

Executive Master of Health Administration

Chapel Hill, NC

UNC's Executive MHA is a fully online program. The degree consists of four areas of study: Leadership, Management, Policy, and Professional.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public research university and the flagship university of the University of North Carolina System. Chartered in 1789, UNC is one of three schools allowed to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States. It also claims the titles of #30 for Best National Universities and at fifth place for best graduate programs in Health Care Management, according to U.S. News & World Report.

UNC's Executive MHA is a fully online program. The degree consists of four areas of study: Leadership, Management, Policy, and Professional. Students follow a fixed sequence of courses including Healthcare Statistics, Health Law, and Public Health Concepts. To conclude the program, students must complete a capstone course and submit a Business Plan or Technical Paper.

The MHA program's online format incorporates Basecamp workshops, Applied Leadership simulations, and real-time classes on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Journaling is a vital part of the coursework, as students are expected to reflect upon their learning experiences regularly. Students must attend three on-campus sessions per year.

Graduate Tuition: $10,077

TMHA Score: 100.00

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