Traditional Track

100% of 2018 graduates, who were full-time, graduated in two years

100%of 2018 graduates reported full-time employment

Why choose us for your MHA degree?

  1. BG_HealthcareMgmt2020.pngWe’re the only CAHME-accredited MHA program in Indiana.
  2. We have an outstanding faculty that includes full-time educators with lots of practical experience in our health systems and a network of adjunct faculty who are working professionals in the field.
  3. We're 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 2022-23
  4. Our study abroad programs offer opportunities to gain new perspectives by studying in Europe, Latin and South American, Asia and Africa.
  5. Our close proximity to the top health systems in Indiana gives our students unparalleled opportunities to gain hands on experience through experiential learning, internships, and capstone projects.
  6. Our alumni include approximately half of the hospital CEOs in Indiana, as well as many other industry leaders. 
  7. We’re flexible enough to accommodate both full-time and part-time students.
  8. We offer outstanding career services support to our students and alumni. 
Shawnice Hogg

I wish people knew how rewarding health administration is.

Shawnice Hogg, MHA Class of '17

Meet our program director

"The Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health MHA program, uses constant feedback from health care leaders, alumni, students and faculty to maintain a contemporary curriculum. IU MHA students, as a result, are prepared with the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to excel in leadership roles in the State of Indiana and throughout the United States."

Antionette Smith Epps, DrPH, MHSA
MHA Program Director

Meet the HPM faculty

Curriculum and competencies

All MHA candidates must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 51 credits. The curriculum includes required health administration and practical experience courses. The Master of Health Administration focuses on five core areas, including understanding the context of the healthcare system, leadership and professionalism, decision making, technical skills and self-development.


MHA students are admitted for matriculation in the fall of each year. The MHA program does not accept applications for admission in the spring term. You may apply to the Master of Health Administration Program online using either HAMPCAS or SOPHAS. HAMPCAS is the Healthcare Administration, Management and Policy Centralized Application Service. SOPHAS is the centralized Schools of Public Health Application Service. Preference is not given to one system over the other. The application deadlines are:

  • International application deadline: February 1
  • Priority deadline: February 15
  • Final deadline: June 1

Application reviews begin the first week of October. In order to be considered for first round interviews in November, applications must be completed by mid-September. Beginning in January, interviews are held monthly, until the class is filled. All students who apply to the MHA program by the priority deadline, February 15, will automatically be considered for scholarships.

Please note that all applications must be verified by HAMPCAS or SOPHAS prior to the June 1 deadline, a process that generally takes four to five weeks to be completed. Applications that are not verified by HAMPCAS or SOPHAS by June 1 are not guaranteed review by the MHA program committee.

See the admissions criteria

For more information

If you are interested in this degree, we encourage you to contact the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Office of Student Services at (317) 274-2000 to speak with one of our friendly, helpful admissions advisors. We’re happy to answer questions or schedule a visit to the school.

Learn how to apply