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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, Vision, and Goals

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. 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.

Goals: Consistent with the Mission and Vision Statements, the following broad goals have been established for the Program as the foundation for its strategic planning process and commitment to continuing improvement. These are presented in recognition of our need to be responsive to a fast-changing, complex health care environment and accelerated competition among health care management programs internationally.

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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

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MHA News

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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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Megan Preti (MHA '20), University of Virginia Health System Fellow 

Megan Preti (MHA '20), University of Virginia Health System Fellow

The UVAHealth System Fellowship was my top choice, because it is both an academic medical center and one of the best hospitals in the state of Virginia. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, and I wanted the chance to give back to the community I had called home for fou... (02/04/2020)
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Garrison, Abdi, Litam win first place nationally in Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition 

Garrison, Abdi, Litam win first place nationally in Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition

Erika Garrison (MHA/MBA '20), Ilham Abdi (MHA '20), and Terrance Litam (MHA '20) took top honors in NAHSE's case competition held in Washington, DC. Competing among 29 teams representing the nation's top programs, the Pitt students developed a plan to address the health care needs of San Francisco'... (10/14/2019)
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Health savings accounts linked to care access in cancer survivors; Sabik looks to understanding impacts for specific populations 

Health savings accounts linked to care access in cancer survivors; Sabik looks to understanding impacts for specific populations

CANCERNETWORK - “This was an important study because of the increasing role of high-deductible health plans in our insurance system,” said HPM's Lindsay Sabik. “As [high-deductible health plans] become more widespread, understanding their impacts for different patient populations will be important.... (09/23/2019)
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