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  Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy 2020-2022 Health Administration Program Health Administration Degree Options  

Health Administration Degree Options

Master of Health Administration -- traditional degree program

Rutgers' master of health administration (M.H.A.) degree 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 M.H.A. is also suitable for those seeking to make a career change or the health practice professional moving into a management position.

Participants complete the 45-credit program at their own pace, full or part time. Classes are conveniently scheduled in the evenings on weekdays, Saturdays, hybrid, or online during each of the fall, spring, and summer semesters.


  • 501:501  Principles of Health Administration (3)*
  • 501:510  Human Resource Policy and Practice in Heath Care (3)
  • 501:512  Health Care Economics (3)
  • 501:515  Finance for Health Administration (3)
  • 501:520  Population Health (3)*
  • 501:554  Marketing for Health Care Organizations (3)
  • 501:556  Health Care Ethics and Law (3)
  • 501:563  Health Systems Operations (3)
  • 501:590  Leadership (3)
  • 501:571  Financial Accounting for Managers (3)
  • 501:565  Information Systems for Health Care (3)
  • 501:595  Professional Internship Practicum (6)**
  • six credits of approved electives (6)

           TOTAL CREDITS 45

*501:501 and 501:520 must be taken in the first semester in which students are enrolled in the program. **Professional Internship Practicum may be portfolio-based or experiential, depending upon the student's experience and accomplishments.

The 6 credits of electives, chosen from a broad range of courses, allows the program to provide a degree of customization for each student's interest and need while doing so within accreditation requirements.

Executive Master of Health Administration

The executive master of health administration (M.H.A.) degree program at the Bloustein School is for health professionals who aspire to advance into executive leadership roles. This cohort-based track approaches your professional development and education in the same way as does the work environment -- by throwing challenges your way.

The executive M.H.A. track is tailored for the health professional with at least five years of experience. The 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.

Classes meet weekly on Saturday mornings during the fall and spring semesters. Between classes, students complete assignments both independently and collaboratively using various technologies. Cohorts work together for two years as a strong, cohesive team, learning to investigate problems, find solutions, and drive each other forward.

Executive M.H.A. participants complete the track in two calendar years, including completion of an experiential portfolio of management achievements, typically up to 6 credits.

Along with problem solving, students analyze challenging health care trends including:

  • Value-based performance
  • Health care reform through the Affordable Care Act
  • Big data and new technology
  • Developing and executing change strategies
  • Accountable care organizations
  • Continuum of care
  • Quality improvement
  • Population health
  • Improving clinical outcomes
  • Organizational innovation
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