Health Administration MHA
About the Program
The MHA in Health Administration is designed for part-time study by healthcare professionals with substantive work experience in healthcare and healthcare-related fields. The program is ideal for:
- Mid-level health sector managers who are highly experienced in their functional roles and require a graduate education in order to advance.
- Physicians and nurse managers who possess the potential to become clinical leaders, but lack formal management training.
- Healthcare professionals identified by their senior managers as having the potential to develop into leadership roles.
Time Limit for Degree Completion: 6 years
Campus Location: Main, Center City, and Online
Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The degree program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis.
Affiliation(s): Research interests of Fox faculty are supported by numerous centers and institutes throughout the Fox School and Temple University
Accreditation: The MHA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
Job Prospects: The Fox Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) provides students with career coaching and professional development resources that support the job search. MHA students are typically full-time working professionals seeking to enhance their management skills to improve performance in their existing jobs. Some seek to move from clinical to more administrative responsibilities.
Non-Matriculated Student Policy: This program requires the student to be matriculated in the degree program or graduate certificate program.
Financing Opportunities: Citizens and permanent residents of the United States are considered domestic students and are typically eligible for federal student loans and alternative loans through private lenders. The Fox School grants 5% tuition scholarships to alumni who are admitted to the program.
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
- December 15 – Early Admissions Deadline
- March 1 – Scholarship Deadline and International Deadline
- June 30 – Final Deadline
- August 1 - Early Admissions Deadline
- November 1 – Final Deadline
Applications are reviewed as they are received and will be considered after the deadline on a space-available basis.
Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 1
From Whom: Professional references from an immediate supervisor, current or past, are preferred. Academic references are acceptable.
Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college is required.
Statement of Goals: Essay prompts can be found in the application portal.
Standardized Test Scores:
GRE/GMAT: Scores may be requested based on the applicant's academic and/or professional background. Candidates with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 are required to submit valid GMAT or GRE test scores. Consult an admissions advisor with any questions.
Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree in a country where the language of instruction is English, must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet these minimums:
- TOEFL iBT: 90
- IELTS Academic: 7.0
- Duolingo: 110
- PTE Academic: 68
Resume: Current resume or CV is required. It must reflect a minimum of three years of professional leadership or healthcare experience.
Transfer Credit: Upper-level graduate credits from an AACSB-accredited graduate business program, but not previously applied to a conferred degree, may be transferred into the MHA program. The credits must be part of the required degree program at Temple University. To be transferred, the grade must be a "B" or better. The Admissions Committee makes recommendations for transferring credits to the department chair. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.
General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30
|ACCT 5001||Accounting for Managerial and Investment Analysis and Planning||3|
|BA 5687||Advanced Professional Development Strategies 1||0|
|HCM 5101||Health Systems Organization and Development||3|
|HCM 5102||Healthcare Organizational Leadership and Strategy||3|
|HCM 5103||Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations||3|
|RMI 5051||Managing Risk||3|
|RMI 5103||Health Risks||3|
|STAT 5001||Quantitative Methods for Business||3|
|STAT 5602||Visualization: The Art of Numbers and the Psychology of Persuasion||3|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
BA 5687 may be waived based on prior academic or professional preparation. Consult with the MHA Academic Director.
Students have the option to select electives to study a particular subject area more deeply or to choose any two electives. To support student learning based on varied interests and career needs, elective courses have been grouped. The list is not exhaustive given that the educational and professional needs of every student cannot be predicted; courses change or are removed over time; and departments add new courses that may be beneficial for student learning and professional development. Thus, the MHA Academic Director may approve other electives for students on an individual basis. Note that some electives may have prerequisites. See the list of recommended electives below:
Recommended Electives Grouped by Subject Area
|Financial Analysis and Strategy|
|Advanced Corporate Finance|
|Financial Markets and Institutions|
|Fintech, Blockchain and Digital Disruption|
|Human Resource Management|
|Developing Human Resource Management Strategies|
|Leading High Performing Teams|
|Power, Influence, and Negotiation|
|Lean, Six Sigma, and the Science of Improvement|
|Strategy - Consulting|
|Management Consulting: Principles and Practices|
|The Consulting Engagement: Managing Projects and Change|
|Strategy - General|
|Fox Management Consulting Practicum 1|
|Business Strategy in a Global Environment|
|Principles of Strategy and Management|
|Strategy - Innovation/Problem Solving|
|Management of Technology and Innovation|
|Business Model Innovation|
|Creativity Unleashed: Harnessing Creativity to Solve Real-World Innovation Challenges|
|Legal and Ethical Foundations of Business|
|Information Technology Management (Other)|
For BA 5287 to count toward the MHA, students must enroll in a section with a healthcare project.
Culminating Events: Successful completion of coursework is required to earn the MHA degree.
Program Web Address:
Fox School of Business and Management
701 Alter Hall (006-22)
1801 Liacouras Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6083
Submission Address for Application Materials:
Barbara Manaka, PhD, RN
Specialized Master’s Programs Coordinator:
Senior Associate Director for Specialized Master's Programs