Our highly trained graduates will be fully prepared to assume fast-track leadership positions in a variety of health industry organizations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the demand for managers within the health industry to grow by 17 percent in the next decade. The U.S. health system is the largest industry in the United States, currently consuming nearly 18 percent of GDP. At the same time, there remain significant problems with cost, access and quality.
The standard full-time curriculum is a three-year, 78-credit course of study leading to the joint degree. The competency-based curriculum emphasizes both professional and leadership development, as well as functional management skills, blending courses across both Pitt Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management (MHA) and the Katz School (MBA) in six academic terms.
Students are required to complete a management residency during the program. These supervised placements in the health industry are an invaluable experience for professional development and networking. The student must also complete a master’s essay and an applied management project at their residency site.
Students must complete separate applications for, and be accepted into, both the Graduate School of Public Health and the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. Please ensure that both sides are aware that you are applying to the MHA/MBA program. Applications to Pitt Public Health must be submitted through SOPHAS (at www.sophas.org) or HAMPCAS (at hampcas.liaisoncas.com). Application to the Katz Graduate School of Business should be made at www.katz.business.pitt.edu/apply.
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