Master of Health Administration / Health Policy & Administration
Pennsylvania State University

Program Details

The online Master of Health Administration in Health Policy and Administration is designed for students with work experience in health care who want to enhance their applied business management skills.  The curriculum combines health-related work experiences with a business management education, expanding the students’ qualifications for challenging leadership positions in health care and providing them with the tools to lead change in dynamic environments.  Graduates are prepared for administrative, management, or executive positions in several healthcare-related organizations, including hospitals and health systems, medical group practices, home health care agencies, insurance companies, consulting firms, and federal regulatory and public health agencies.


Two week-long face-to-face management intensives are required at the University Park campus.

  • Hold either a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution
  • At least five years of full-time professional work experience (preferably in health care)
  • Recommended undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
  • Two references
  • Personal statement
  • Resume

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education