Health Administration MHA


Learn more about the Master of Health Administration.

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

Application Deadline:


  • 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.

APPLY ONLINE to this Fox graduate program.

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.

Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Core Courses
ACCT 5001Accounting for Managerial and Investment Analysis and Planning3
BA 5687Advanced Professional Development Strategies 10
HCM 5101Health Systems Organization and Development3
HCM 5102Healthcare Organizational Leadership and Strategy3
HCM 5103Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations3
RMI 5051Managing Risk3
RMI 5103Health Risks3
STAT 5001Quantitative Methods for Business3
STAT 5602Visualization: The Art of Numbers and the Psychology of Persuasion3
Electives 26
Total Credit Hours30

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
Leading Organizations
Developing Human Resource Management Strategies
Leading High Performing Teams
Power, Influence, and Negotiation
Project Management
Operations Management
Lean, Six Sigma, and the Science of Improvement
Project Management
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
Independent Study
Legal and Ethical Foundations of Business
Information Technology Management (Other)
Marketing Management/Strategy

Culminating Events: Successful completion of coursework is required to earn the MHA degree.


Program Web Address:

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

1801 Liacouras Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19122-6083



Fax: 215-204-1632

Submission Address for Application Materials:

Department Contacts:

Academic Director:

Barbara Manaka, PhD, RN


Specialized Master’s Programs Coordinator:

Rachel Carr

Senior Associate Director for Specialized Master's Programs