Master of Healthcare Administration
The MHA program at the David Eccles School of Business prepares students for administrative positions in both the public and private sectors of the healthcare industry, as well as in a variety of fields, including healthcare delivery, public health, healthcare policy, and health services research.
The University of Utah’s MHA program received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) in November 2012, becoming the first MHA program in Utah to earn accreditation.
The momentum of our program and the excellence of our MHA students are recognized nationally. During its first year of eligibility, the MHA program was ranked by U.S. News and World Report, and the program is continuing to gain national prominence.
MHA students have access to graduate career development services and the MHA Career Development Manager throughout their studies. Students can receive advice on their resumes, networking skills, interview preparation, offer negotiation, and more. The MHA program emphasizes career development throughout the program, and graduates have consistently achieved 100% internship and post-graduate employment success.
The small size of the MHA program ensures one-on-one attention from professors, the program director, and Community Advisory Board members. These industry leaders bring with them their vast networks and help guide students through the career search process, from securing the right fellowship to finding the perfect job. What’s more, relationships with peers, professors and advisors last a lifetime, ensuring guidance and career networking for years after graduation.
The healthcare industry is hospital administration and much more. Long-term care facilities, outpatient clinic management, physician practice management, clinical research companies, medical device and supply companies, consulting firms, policy agencies, and pharmaceutical companies are just a few examples of job opportunities our graduates explore.
Students can choose an MBA, PMBA, MPA, or MPH dual degree with their MHA degree. Dual degrees are completed in less time than if each program was completed separately due to program and course efficiency. Upon graduation, students receive two separate master degrees. The MHA is not currently offered as a stand-alone degree.