Online Master of Health Administration

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Overview

In 1912, Tulane University launched the first public health school in the United States. Since then, Tulane has cemented its position as a leader in health education. The Online Master of Health Administration (MHA) brings that legacy to students across the country. With an emphasis on equity and access, the program teaches students the business and administrative tactics needed to lead healthcare transformation, improve community health, and empower people to live better lives.

Tulane knows students are balancing many responsibilities, so the online program provides working professionals with the flexibility to earn their degrees while maintaining their full-time jobs. Online MHA graduates have the tools to address inequities in health care and meet the challenges of the evolving healthcare climate.

Online MHA Program at a Glance

Experiential Learning

Gain practical experience with hands-on learning.

Community Focus

Develop the tools to make a difference in communities nationwide.

Emphasis on Equity

Learn to address health disparities and improve health care for everyone.

Flexible Online Format

Enroll in a program that works around your schedule.

Lead Equitable Transformation in Health Care

The Online MHA is built for early- to mid-career healthcare professionals who are ready to dedicate their careers to improving health care for everyone. Combining strategies and principles from a number of professional fields — from leadership, ethics, and social justice to economics and data analytics — the program prepares students to become impactful leaders. Tulane MHA students and alumni believe that equity and access are critical to successful health care, and they are driven to fight healthcare disparities and create meaningful change.

Program Benefits

Learn Essential Skills

Develop skills in communication, leadership, critical thinking and analysis, strategic management, and finance.

Top-Ranked Program

Attend one of the top 20 best healthcare management programs in the nation.

Leader in Healthcare Education

Earn your degree from a university that has been a leader in healthcare education for over 100 years.

Data-Driven Approach

Learn how to harness data to advance and improve health care.

What You Will Learn

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program prepares students with a foundation in health care leadership and applied analytical skills to promote data-driven decision making.

The 54-credit program adds an online modality to our already Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)-accredited MHA program. The program curriculum covers leadership of health care organizations, applied analytics, health care economics, financial management, population health, communications, and strategy. Students also complete a residency to gain practical experience, develop professionalism, and apply their management skills.

  • Leadership

    Learn to influence others to succeed in a healthcare setting.

  • Strategic Management

    Learn to develop strategies that improve the long-term success of healthcare organizations.

  • Analytics

    Learn to promote data-driven decision making.

  • Financial Skills

    Learn to assess the financial health of organizations.

Residency Experience

Alongside classroom lectures from Tulane's renowned faculty, MHA students have the opportunity to learn through firsthand experience in an intensive residency at the end of their program. Students are able to complete their practicum with an organization in their geographic location, meaning that they are able to put their critical thinking and organizational management skills to work to create tested, practical solutions and make a positive impact in the communities where they live.

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“What’s going to set our students apart is their ability to translate data, communicate it, and persuade others to make data-driven decisions.”

- Emily Harris, MHA, Clinical Instructor, MHA Program Director

Our renowned faculty brings real-world experience to the classroom. They will prepare you to make an immediate impact on your organization.

Andrew C. Anderson, PhD

Andrew C. Anderson, PhD

PhD

Dr. Anderson is committed to identifying the social, behavioral, and environmental drivers of health outcomes to help develop policies that support high-quality, equitable health care.

Jane T. Bertrand, PhD, MBA

Jane T. Bertrand, PhD, MBA

Professor, Neal A. and Mary Vanselow Endowed Chair

Dr. Bertrand is committed to developing program evaluation and behavior change communication in the areas of international family planning and HIV prevention.

Gene Beyt, MD, MS

Gene Beyt, MD, MS

Professor, Program Director

Dr. Beyt brings his experience as a physician and medical executive to his role as a faculty member and his work in healthcare effectiveness for the Louisiana public hospitals and clinics.

Arsene Binanga, MD

Arsene Binanga, MD

Director of Family Planning Projects

Dr. Binanga has served as Tulane’s director of family planning programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for nearly a decade and is an advocate for HIV/AIDS support, prevention, and education.

Kevin Callison, PhD

Kevin Callison, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Callison’s research focuses on health economics, labor economics, and applied econometrics, and he is particularly interested in evaluating policy interventions that help improve population health.

Dr. Kenneth Campbell, DBE, MPH, MBA, MA

Dr. Kenneth Campbell, DBE, MPH, MBA, MA

Online MHA Program Director

Dr. Campbell is committed to improving our healthcare workforce through advanced education, and addressing complex healthcare system challenges head-on through transformational leadership.

Mollye M. Demosthenidy, JD, MHA

Mollye M. Demosthenidy, JD, MHA

Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Associate Professor

Professor Demosthenidy is committed to educating MHA students in the areas of health law and regulation, ethics, and health policy.

Mark L. Diana, PhD, MBA, MSIS

Mark L. Diana, PhD, MBA, MSIS

Professor in Health Systems Management

Dr. Diana’s research focuses on the organizational impact of health information systems, primarily in hospitals in the U.S

Emily Harris, MHA

Emily Harris, MHA

Clinical Instructor, MHA Program Director

Professor Harris teaches courses addressing organizational behavior, healthcare systems, policy, and management.

Julie Hernandez, PhD

Julie Hernandez, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Hernandez’s work focuses on sexual and reproductive health services in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD

Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD

Dean, Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity

Dean LaVeist is committed to addressing health equity in the public health sphere and studying how race disparities impact health-related outcomes.

Hugh W. Long, PhD, JD, MBA

Hugh W. Long, PhD, JD, MBA

Professor

Dr. Long specializes in the application of corporate finance techniques to nonprofit private-sector healthcare organizations.

Lizheng Shi, PhD, MsPharm, MA

Lizheng Shi, PhD, MsPharm, MA

Endowed Regents Professor, Interim Chair
Director of the Health Systems Analytics Research Center

Dr. Shi currently researches health technology assessment and healthcare quality, access, and economics.

Charles Stoecker, PhD, MA

Charles Stoecker, PhD, MA

Associate Professor

Dr. Stoecker’s work has looked at the impacts of vaccination policy efficiency, air pollution regulation, and health insurance coverage on children's health.

Thomas J. Stranova, ScD, MHA

Thomas J. Stranova, ScD, MHA

Assistant Professor

Dr. Stranova is committed to applying organizational theory and strategic management principles to help organizations identify methods to reduce health disparities in their communities.

Brigham Walker, PhD

Brigham Walker, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Walker’s research focuses on the behavior of providers, payers, and patients in response to new information or incentives.

Janna M. Wisniewski, PhD

Janna M. Wisniewski, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Wisniewski’s research primarily focuses on health system strengthening in fragile and post-conflict settings, as well as on the ways in which the health system contributes to health disparities.

The Growing Need
for Public Health

Earn your master’s in health administration online to access a constantly increasing number of opportunities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts medical and health services jobs will grow by 32% between 2019 and 2029.

  • Hospital CEO
  • Clinical practice manager
  • Informatics manager
  • Chief nursing officer
  • Clinical program director
  • Health insurance specialist
  • Wellness program administrator
  • Healthcare consultant

Unlock opportunities in public and private sectors to define your career path.

School Of Public Health And Tropical Medicine

Tulane’s Online MHA is offered by the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine — a leader in healthcare education for over 100 years and the only combined school of its kind in the nation. MHA students approach healthcare administration with a focus on health equity and access. Apply now to gain essential skills to help you improve lives, transform healthcare systems, and make an impact in communities nationwide.

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