Online Master of Health Administration

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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.

Interested in studying on our campus in New Orleans? Learn more about our on-ground programs on
the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine website.

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.

Curriculum information subject to change.

  • 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 900-hour 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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