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 health care organizations in a highly complex, competitive, and rapidly-changing environment.
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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).
Career Outlook/Job Opportunities
Graduates of our residential MHA program most often end up employed in local or regional hospitals, long-term care organizations, health insurance companies, and public health organizations.
|Long-term Care Administration||33%|
|Public Health Lawyer||33%|
Total employment rate: 83%
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The MHA program also prepares students for graduate study in business, law, medicine or allied health fields, health administration, health services research or policy, and public health. The School of Public Affairs provide the Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration, which provides a broad-based academic program combining conceptual foundations with research and analytical skills in Public Administration. Students can specialize in areas, including Health Administration.