Master of Health Administration




"My overall experance in the MHA program was beyond words. What the alumni did for me as a student helped me to represent myself and The Ohio State University at Akron Children's in the highest manner. AS an alum I hope I can have that same impact on current students."

- Vish Bhatt, Class of 2014
  Operations Manager (Hematology/Oncology)
Akron Children's Hospital

Choosing the MHA at Ohio State

Over 45 years of excellence in research and health care leadership education

The Master in Health Administration (MHA) degree is the most widely recognized professional preparation for those who will take leadership roles in the delivery and financing of health services.

Founded in 1969, our MHA graduates have achieved significant leadership positions around the United States and beyond. In 1995, the MHA degree program became part of The Ohio State University College of Public Health. The MHA program at

The Ohio State University prepares students for management careers within a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, consulting, insurance, as well as government agencies. The MHA Program, guided by its student centered mission

To provide early- and mid-careerists with an exceptional educational experience encompassing the organization, financing, delivery, and improvement of health care services leading to rewarding careers in health services management and policy

encompasses a carefully designed academic curriculum that combines instruction with practical experiences. Our students, grounded in the fundamentals of high-quality health care delivery, gain the ability to positively impact the healthcare delivery system and become influential leaders that can truly transform the future of healthcare.

Pursuing your education at one of the nation’s largest single college campus enrollments, not only connects you to one of America's great institutions of higher learning, but also connects you to a multitude of beneficial resources

"I think the OSU program teaches students about the overall nature of healthcare and healthcare systems. It's really a great way to combine business skills with making a difference in society."

- Mark Neaman, Class of 1974
  President and Chief Executive Officer
  NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, Illinois
  Winner of the American College of Healthcare Executives Gold Medal Award for 2009.

Program Highlights

  • The MHA program is a Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) accredited program
  • The College of Public Health's MHA degree program is ranked 10th nationally by US News & World Report
  • Job placement for MHA students exceeds 95 percent at the time of graduation 
  • A unique clinical rotations course 
  • Expansive career development resources allocated to MHA students
  • The Alumni Society at Ohio State is one of the strongest in the nation


Learn More
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