Online MHA Program at a Glance
Gain practical experience with hands-on learning.
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.
Learn Essential Skills
Develop skills in communication, leadership, critical thinking and analysis, strategic management, and finance.
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.
Learn how to harness data to advance and improve health care.
What You Will Learn
The Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine creates well-rounded leaders who work for public good. Graduates thrive in their professional lives with a firm grasp of four core areas of healthcare administration.
The 60-credit Online MHA prepares healthcare administrators to work in a variety of settings and adds an online modality to our already Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)-accredited MHA program.
Learn to influence others to succeed in a healthcare setting.
Learn to develop strategies that improve the long-term success of healthcare organizations.
Learn to organize and coordinate the performance and activities of a healthcare organization.
Learn to assess the financial health of organizations.
Summer Internship Program
Alongside classroom lectures from Tulane’s renowned faculty, students have the opportunity to learn through firsthand experience during the intensive summer internship program. Throughout their internships, students are exposed to healthcare challenges in communities across the nation and have the opportunity to put their critical thinking and organizational management skills to work creating tested, practical solutions.
“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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Clinical Instructor, MHA Program Director
Professor Harris teaches courses addressing organizational behavior, healthcare systems, policy, and management.
Julie Hernandez, PhD
Dr. Hernandez’s work focuses on sexual and reproductive health services in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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
Dr. Long specializes in the application of corporate finance techniques to nonprofit private-sector healthcare organizations.
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
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
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
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
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