Master of Health Administration

Deepen your knowledge of the healthcare industry, including its challenges, opportunities and trends with a Master of Health Administration (MHA) from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. The MHA is a 33-credit master’s-level professional degree designed to help current healthcare professionals advance their careers and become leaders in the industry.

The health and social services sector is the fastest-growing industry in the U.S. economy, representing 18 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product. Through the Master of Health Administration, students gain the specialized knowledge and leadership expertise to stand apart and progress professionally in this dynamic field.

Students in the MHA program learn to

  • apply financial analysis and modeling to facilitate diagnosis and decision-making;
  • build translatable leadership and consulting skills for different areas of healthcare; 
  • identify and evaluate opportunities in the current business environment; and
  • manage business operations effectively in global, regional and organizational cultures.

You will have the opportunity to study in Philadelphia—home to some of the most esteemed healthcare organizations in the country. The location of this master’s program gives students access to regional data, live case representations and guest lecturers who offer real-world insights into a complex, ever-evolving industry.

Coursework in the program covers subjects including

  • current trends and future outlooks in healthcare;
  • emerging health markets and information technology;
  • healthcare economics;
  • history of the healthcare system in the U.S. and contemporary policies; and
  • regulatory compliance and ethics.

The program is designed to meet the needs of busy working professionals, with flexible class times and locations. Students can complete the program requirements on a part-time basis with courses offered online, on Main Campus and on Temple’s Center City campus. Students have up to five years to complete their MHA.

Benjamin Ristau

Assistant Professor, UConn Health

"[Thanks to the Master of Health Administration,] I now have an understanding of how things work outside of clinical medicine and a sense of the bigger picture of healthcare on both a local and national level."

Classes & Curriculum

Examples of core courses for the MHA program include the following.

  • Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations
  • Healthcare Organizational Leadership and Strategy
  • Advanced Health Economics and Finance

In addition to the required courses, students may take electives in areas such as analytics, human resources and project management—to support learning based on individual and professional interest.

Elective courses available include

  • Business Strategy in a Global Environment,
  • Creativity Unleashed: Harnessing Creativity to Solve Real-World Innovation Challenges, and
  • Visualization: The Art of Numbers and the Psychology of Persuasion.

Learn more about Master of Health Administration courses.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Health Administration offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2019–2020 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,114.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,114.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.

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