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The MHA program offers students a competency-based curriculum and an array of professional development resources and activities to prepare graduates for managerial roles in health care systems and networks, managed care, health insurance, and long-term care organizations. The broad curriculum provides students with a foundation of knowledge, analytical and communication skills, and core values for ongoing career growth and professional and leadership development. Upon completion of the MHA program, our graduates obtain post-graduate fellowships or full-time employment in hospitals, academic medical centers, physician practices, long-term care facilities, health plans, and consulting firms.

Degree REQUIREMENTS

  • 60 credits of coursework in health policy and management, public health foundations, and a selected area of emphasis
  • Management residency in an organization within the health industry
  • Masters essay

MHA Program Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals

Mission: The mission of the masters in health administration (MHA) program is to provide students with the competencies necessary for early to mid-level management positions and provide the foundation for subsequent professional development, leadership and executive management in organizations involved in the delivery or financing of health care services. The program’s curriculum is based on evidence-based practice enriched by the research activity of the faculty.

Vision: The program strives to be the premier provider of graduate-level health management education in partnership with health industry organizations of national prominence.

Values: The core values of the program are: professionalism, life-long learning, and commitment to  

Goals: Consistent with the Mission and Vision Statements and Core Values stated above the following broad goals have been established for the Program as the foundation for its strategic planning process and commitment to continuing improvement. These are presented in recognition of our need to be responsive to a fast-changing, complex health care environment and accelerated competition among health care management programs internationally.

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Contacts

Kevin D. Broom
Vice chair of education, and director of MHA and MHA/MBA programs
A649 Public Health
412-624-0898
kevinbroom@pitt.edu

Jessica Dornin
Recruitment and academic affairs administrator
A631 Public Health
412-624-3625
jld115@pitt.edu

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MHA News

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Garrison, Abdi, Litam win first place nationally in 2019 Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition 

Garrison, Abdi, Litam win first place nationally in 2019 Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition

Erika Garrison (MHA/MBA '20), Ilham Abdi (MHA '20), and Terrance Litam (MHA '20) took top honors in NAHSE's case competition held in Washington, DC. Competing among 29 teams representing the nation's top programs, the Pitt students developed a plan to address the health care needs of San Francisco'... (10/14/2019)
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Health savings accounts linked to care access in cancer survivors; Sabik looks to understanding impacts for specific populations 

Health savings accounts linked to care access in cancer survivors; Sabik looks to understanding impacts for specific populations

CANCERNETWORK - “This was an important study because of the increasing role of high-deductible health plans in our insurance system,” said HPM's Lindsay Sabik. “As [high-deductible health plans] become more widespread, understanding their impacts for different patient populations will be important.... (09/23/2019)
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Gellad comments: Four health care questions every 2020 Democratic candidate should answer 

Gellad comments: Four health care questions every 2020 Democratic candidate should answer

VOX - If overhauling the U.S. health care system isn’t on the table in January 2021, drug prices, the opioid crisis, hospital spending, and long-term care are all deeply important problems that a Democratic president will need to turn their attention to if he or she wins. “If [Medicare-for-all] is ... (09/16/2019)
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Meet Kristen Free (MHA '18), Gideon Scholar 

Meet Kristen Free (MHA '18), Gideon Scholar

"I think that Dawn left an incredible legacy. Every time I mention the foundation, I'm running into people who personally knew Dawn and every single person I runinto has a great story about her and had great interactions with her. And through all of these stories, I'm not only learning through the ... (07/16/2019)
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Meet Jordan McBride (MHA/MBA '21), Gideon Scholar  

Meet Jordan McBride (MHA/MBA '21), Gideon Scholar

"Being a Dawn Gideon Scholar helped me feel like HPM was a great fit for me. [At the] annual golf outing...I was surrounded by inspiring women and men in the healthcare field, and I just felt right at home. I was energized by the stories that I heard. It made me excited for what I can learn and con... (07/16/2019)
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Meet Emily Joseph (MHA '20), Gideon Scholar 

Meet Emily Joseph (MHA '20), Gideon Scholar

"The Dawn Gideon Foundation has done a lot of work to expose the scholars to people who knew Dawn Gideon and it's been really wonderful to hear about her impact on their lives, whether they've been people that she's personally mentored or just her close friends...It's been wonderful to get to know ... (07/16/2019)
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