Master of Health Administration

The U.S. health care system is in a period of flux. In such a context, there is a critical need for highly effective administrators. The Master of Health Administration (MHA) is a 36 credit program that equips students with the knowledge and skills required to manage and lead various types of healthcare organizations in a highly complex, competitive, and rapidly-changing environment.

The MHA program at Penn State Harrisburg is aimed both at those beginning careers in healthcare administration and experienced professionals interested in advancing their careers. The program focuses on design and redesign of health-care systems. It spans all aspects of the U.S. healthcare system, while providing a comparative perspective. Over the course of the program, students develop skills to identify and address the potential impact of recent changes on system design and healthcare delivery, and to design systems that can meet demand for care, support mechanisms to contain and manage costs, and satisfy quality standards for care delivery.

The MHA program is offered at Penn State Harrisburg evenings and Saturdays to accommodate working professionals. The program is an associate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

Association of University Programs in Health Administration