This year, the Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program at IUPUI celebrates its 50th anniversary. On October 25, 2019, the Fairbanks School of Public Health will host a 50th Anniversary Celebration from 6pm-9pm at the Mavris Arts and Events Center.
The two-year academic program was first approved on June 6, 1969 by Indiana University Trustees who believed the degree would meet an unmet need for business-oriented health administrators in the field of health.
Since 1969, the program has established a distinguished history of preparing students for management and leadership positions in healthcare organizations in Indiana and across the nation. In fact, many CEOs of Indiana-based health organizations are graduates of the MHA program.
The program first existed in the IU School of Medicine before moving to the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and now resides within the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health.
Today, the program continues to lead the way in educating Indiana’s health administration workforce, as it remains the only CAHME-accredited MHA program in Indiana and is ranked as one of the Best Healthcare Management Programs in the country, according to the U.S. News & World Report's Best Grad School Rankings for 2020.
The celebration event is made possible through the generous contributions of several donors, including Ascension St. Vincent; Community Health Network; Indiana University Health; Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.; Blue & Company; the Indiana Hospital Association; and Franciscan Health. These leading organizations are helping to sustain and preserve the legacy of the program through the MHA celebration.
Tickets can be purchased online and all proceeds will go toward the MHA Legacy Scholarship honoring the influence of alumni from the program and launching the next generation of healthcare leaders.
Highlighted below are alumni who have also helped make this event possible through leadership, friendship and a belief that the next generation of students will sustain and preserve the legacy of the MHA program.