Master of Health Administration

Becoming a leader at a hospital or health care organization starts with Master of Health Administration education from Ohio State. Guided by our student-centered mission, you’ll learn the fundamentals of high-quality health care delivery and put it into practice through meaningful experiences. With an education from Ohio State, you will gain the ability to positively impact how health care is delivered and discover how to become an influential leader who can help build healthier, more vibrant futures for the communities you’ll serve.


Learn more about our top-ranked Master of Health Administration

Get answers to your questions about Ohio State’s Master of Health Administration. Sign up for an upcoming information session and learn how you can become a Public Health Buckeye.


More than 50 years of excellence

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  1. No. 8 MHA program in nation by U.S. News and World and Report
  2. Accredited by CAHME, and a mentor to other MHA programs
  3. Job placement exceeds 95% at graduation
  4. Unique clinical rotations
  5. Expansive career development resources for MHA students
  6. Alumni society is one of the strongest in nation
Eric Conley, ‘94

My time at Ohio State prepared me for success in the health care field through my interaction with our professors and alumni, my summer residency, project work, case studies and presenting in classes. I developed real world experiences in the program that have significantly helped me in my career.

--Eric Conley, ‘94

Developing health care leaders

The summer administrative residency is a vital part of the MHA program where you gain hands-on experience and develop your health care leadership. You will also have a number of other professional development resources at your fingertips that prepare you for a fulfilling career.

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Program of study

Ohio State's Master of Health Administration is a two-year, full-time leadership development program combining academic coursework and experiential learning outside of the classroom. It is ideal for early and mid-career students. Learn more about the coursework, residency program and the faculty and staff who will help you succeed.

What you learn


Scholarships and financial aid

We understand how important this investment is and as a program, we invest in you by providing a variety of financial support opportunities.


The student experience

Expansive professional and personal development opportunities available outside of the classroom are just as important to becoming a leader in health care. At Ohio State, student organizations, case competitions and networking in Columbus are just the beginning.

MHA experience

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Connecting students and alumni

The Health Services Management and Policy Alumni Society has a long-standing tradition of serving students and helping set them up to succeed. The alumni society provides networking and professional development opportunities as well as planning the Management Institute, an annual health care conference.


Program application

You will complete your application through SOPHAS/HAMPCAS, and a supplemental Ohio State application. Submit your application by Dec. 1 for consideration of university scholarships. We have developed recommendations to help with your application.

Prepare your application

  • Dec. 1
    Priority deadline
  • Feb. 1
    Regular deadline