Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Master of Health Administration


33 Livingston Avenue

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Health Administration - Executive MHA or Traditional MHA

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Health Administration is rapidly growing throughout the country. Many leaders are retiring, leaving a void of leadership in hospitals, nursing homes, physician offices, pharmaceutical companies. A career in Health Administration can lead to a leadership position that will guide the next generation of healthcare providers into a new and reformed age. One of the biggest advantages of the Rutgers MHA program is our faculty. We have selected world-class professionals in the healthcare industry that all have substantial real-world experience. Most are actively advancing healthcare every day. Furthermore, as an RI research university, Rutgers has developed close relationships with organizations throughout the region, putting us ahead of our competitors. Our senior faculty recommends an MHA if your goal is to be a healthcare leader. The Rutgers MHA degree will give you a competitive edge over your peers. Our courses are designed to equip students with practical formulas to address today’s most prevalent healthcare issues.

The Rutgers MHA offers a flexible approach that focuses on developing a range of core competencies. You’ll learn from the best too: our expert faculty includes leaders who are helping to solve real-world problems health care organizations grapple with every day. They know how to find solutions, and bring that knowledge to the classroom.

The Executive MHA Program is tailored for the health professional with at least five years of experience. Our newly designed curriculum presents information in four sequential, 9-credit modules or clusters—courses grouped together in common themes and two experiential summers. At the start of each module, cohorts take on a complex health care problem and collaboratively create innovative solutions.
The Traditional Master of Health Administration degree at the Bloustein School provides students with an interdisciplinary education focused on improving health care, health systems, and policy. While you’ll have the same rigorous training in economics, law, ethics, leadership and other disciplines that you’d get in an MBA curriculum, the Rutgers MHA is specifically tailored to the health care sector.

The Traditional MHA program is tailored for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and who work or plan to work in the health care industry. The MHA is also suitable for those seeking to make a career change or the health practice professional moving into a management position.

MHA Applicant Requirements 
• Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts/or related degree 
• Minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred 
• 5 years of health care experience (for Executive MHA program only) 
• Transcripts (may be submitted for the highest degree awarded to applicant) 
• Resume 
• Two letters of recommendation: 
--A strong letter of recommendation from your employer 
--A letter that should amplify the applicant’s academic potential or qualifications that sets the candidate apart from other applicants 
Both letters should speak to a strong work ethic, professionalism, leadership potential, motivation, and high ethical standards.

GRE scores NOT required for this program.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

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