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The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program offers students a competency-based curriculum and an array of professional development resources and activities to prepare graduates for managerial roles in health care systems and networks, managed care, health insurance, and long-term care organizations. The broad curriculum provides students with a foundation of knowledge, analytical and communication skills, and core values for ongoing career growth and professional and leadership development. Upon completion of the MHA program, our graduates obtain post-graduate fellowships or full-time employment in hospitals, academic medical centers, physician practices, long-term care facilities, health plans, and consulting firms.

Degree REQUIREMENTS

  • 60 credits of coursework in health management, health policy, methods/analysis, public health foundations, and elective courses
  • Management residency in an organization within the health industry
  • Masters essay

MHA Program Mission AND Vision

Mission: The Pitt MHA program seeks to transform motivated, service-oriented early careerists into health industry professionals who are optimally prepared to compete nationally for entry-level and mid-level management and leadership positions across the health industry spectrum. We facilitate this transformation through an engaged learning experience that leverages research-focused faculty and industry practitioners, as well as integrative residency and capstone experiences. This approach creates a dynamic learning experience enriched by evidence-based practice and high-impact scholarship.

Vision: The Pitt MHA aspires to be one of the premier programs in the country, as recognized by prospective and current students, our alumni community, and our health industry stakeholders.

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Contacts

Kevin D. Broom
Vice chair of education, and director of MHA and MHA/MBA programs
A649 Public Health
412-624-0898
kevinbroom@pitt.edu

Jessica Dornin
Recruitment and academic affairs administrator
A631 Public Health
412-624-3625
jld115@pitt.edu

Program Accreditation

CAHME

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MHA News

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Kia Kai (MHA/MBA '21), St. Elizabeth Physicians Administrative Fellow 

Kia Kai (MHA/MBA '21), St. Elizabeth Physicians Administrative Fellow

I am the current Administrative Fellow for St. Elizabeth Physicians, a multi-specialty physician organization that serves the residents of Northern Kentucky, Southwestern Ohio, and Southeastern Indiana. This fellowship appealed to me because I was looking for a fellowship position that had opportun... (02/24/2022)
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Peter Adams (MHA/MBA '21), UPMC Administrative Fellow 

Peter Adams (MHA/MBA '21), UPMC Administrative Fellow

After graduating, I accepted a position as an Administrative Fellow at UPMC, a leading healthcare organization with national and international reach. I am in the Health Services Division Pittsburgh track which focuses in UPMC’s Pittsburgh region facilities but provides exposure across the organizat... (02/24/2022)
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Christian Trent (MHA '21), Hartford HealthCare Bone and Joint Institute Fellow 

Christian Trent (MHA '21), Hartford HealthCare Bone and Joint Institute Fellow

Since its inception in 2017, Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute (BJI) offers an unparalleled network of coordinated clinical services as the first new stand-alone orthopedic hospital in the state of Connecticut. This one-year, project-based, administrative fellowship has provided an outst... (02/24/2022)
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Jenn Andrews (MHA ’20), Vizient, Inc. Fellow 

Jenn Andrews (MHA ’20), Vizient, Inc. Fellow

In summer 2020, I will be entering into a fellowship position in downtown Chicago with Vizient, Inc., the nation’s leading healthcare performance improvement company. Vizient has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” (Modern Healthcare) and among “America’s Best Manageme... (03/12/2020)
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Alumna profile: Diane Peterson  

Alumna profile: Diane Peterson

PITT PUBLIC HEALTH MAGAZINE — Looking back, Diane Peterson (HPM ’75) says her unconventional academic journey ended up being the perfect foundation for a career that has taken her all over the world and to the height of her profession. “I’m very proud to be a Pitt grad,” she says. “Even with the ci... (02/20/2020)
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Erika Garrison (MHA/MBA '20), UPMC Fellow 

Erika Garrison (MHA/MBA '20), UPMC Fellow

I chose the fellowship at UPMC because it is a national leader in health care and has exciting growth in the future. I wanted to be part of an organization that shared similar values and truly lived out those values. One of the biggest factors in my decision was my experience in my residency at UPM... (02/04/2020)
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