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Master's Degree

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Offered By: Department of Health Policy and Management

Onsite | Full-Time | 2 years

About the Master of Health Administration Program

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) program is uniquely designed for future health care executives early in their careers. The accelerated curriculum includes one year of full-time academic coursework followed by a full-time, 11-month compensated administrative residency in one of many Hopkins affiliate or partner institutions across the country.

MHA graduates leave the program with high-level, hands-on experience, a professional network, and the analytical, technical, and management skills required to lead in hospitals and health systems, the health insurance industry, and consulting firms.

Master of Health Administration Program Highlights

#1

school of public health, #1 department of health policy & management in the country and a top 10 MHA program for 30+ years, as ranked by peers in U.S. News and World Report. 

11

month paid, full-time administrative residency applying coursework, developing critical skills in an applied setting, working with accomplished health care professionals.

100%

graduation rate with 97% of graduates employed within three months. In 2023, graduates were hired at 32 unique organizations across 12 states.

$96K

median starting salary for 2023 MHA program graduates.

Merry Jiang

“My favorite thing about the MHA program is its comprehensive approach to health systems and administration, offering a deep dive into both theoretical and practical elements of healthcare management. I appreciate how the program brings together experienced faculty, industry professionals, and students from diverse backgrounds, fostering a collaborative learning environment.”

- Merry Jiang, MHA '25

What Can You Do With a Graduate Degree In Health Administration?

According to the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth in healthcare employment, especially medical and health services managers, is expected to increase by 20% between 2016 and 2026. Visit the Graduate Employment Outcomes Dashboard to learn about Bloomberg School graduates' employment status, sector, and salaries.

MHA graduates pursue career paths in many different settings including:

  • Hospitals/Health Systems
  • Consulting firms
  • Insurance
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Physician practice management
  • Government

Possible job titles after residency include:

  • Administrator
  • Manager
  • Consultant
  • Assistant Director
  • Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Practice Manager

Why choose Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for your MHA Program?

  1. We’re the #1 school of public health and #1 department of health policy and management according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Colleges list
  2. Our MHA program has been ranked among the top 10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for more than 30 years.
  3. The accelerated two-year curriculum is uniquely designed for those early in their careers. 
  4. We guarantee an 11-month paid administrative residency placement.
  5. We have a nationwide network of affiliates and partner institutions that are committed to providing high-level, hands-on residency experiences.
  6. Our faculty and guest lecturers include CEOs and senior executives from the nation’s leading hospitals, health systems, health insurance companies and consulting firms. 
  7. 97% of MHA students were employed within three months of graduation in 2023.
  8. The median starting salary for MHA graduates was $96,000 in 2023. 
  9. Our alumni network is extensive and engaged with 750+ graduates across the country.
  10. We just celebrated our 50th anniversary!  
Max

“[This program has] set me up to do exactly what I wanted, take on healthcare technology leadership roles. The program has given me a wealth of connections and mentorship that have also introduced me to a variety of ideas and leaders. Using the skills and connections I've picked up here will allow me to further my career and end up where I want to be much sooner than if I'd kept going by myself.”

- Max Littman, MHA '24

CAHME Accredited

Our MHA program is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. This accreditation assures you are receiving the highest quality educational experience and preparation for the future.

CAHME

 

Curriculum for the Master of Health Administration

Browse an overview of the requirements for this master's program in the JHU Academic Catalogue and explore all course offerings in the Bloomberg School Course Directory.

Admissions Requirements

For general admissions requirements, please visit the How to Apply page. This specific program also requires:

Prior Coursework

Prior to matriculation, an undergraduate-level microeconomics course

Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA

Administrative Residency Requirement

The full-time residential program has a required administrative residency component during the second year of the program. The program has partnerships with local and national organizations providing the full-time paid residency positions, many exclusive to JHU students. However, because many of the residency sites have rules prohibiting placement of non-U.S. citizens and non-permanent residents, the program cannot guarantee placement of international students and thus the ability to successfully complete the degree program requirements for graduation. Therefore, non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents should carefully consider these possibilities before applying to or accepting an offer of admission from the full-time residential program.

Standardized Test Scores

Standardized test scores are not required and not reviewed for this program. If you have taken a standardized test such as the GRE, GMAT, or MCAT and want to submit your scores, please note that they will not be used as a metric during the application review. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all required application components.

Tuition and Funding

The Master’s Tuition Scholarship is available to students in good academic standing in the two-year, full-time residential master’s program. The MTS is a 75% reduction in tuition for year two of an eight-term program. Students have the option of distributing the scholarship entirely in their second year of study or receive a 25% reduction in tuition their first year and 50% in their second year.