In general, degree programs in healthcare administration are offered at the graduate level and can lead to a Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Health Services Administration or Doctor of Public Health (DrPH). Programs can be found at the three national universities below, which include the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, an Ivy League school.
1. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
|School Highlight: The University of Michigan was ranked first among healthcare management programs in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.|
The department offers graduate degrees in healthcare administration, including a Master of Healthcare Administration and a variety of Master of Public Health programs. Undergraduate students interested in a career in healthcare administration can take advantage of the school's summer enrichment program.
2. University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
|School Highlight:The University of North Carolina offers a Cancer Care Quality Training Program|
The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill is a large public school that includes the Gillings School of Global Public Health, which U.S. News & World Report ranked fifth for its healthcare management program in 2015. The university offers an MHA program, available to residential full-time and executive part-time students. A a residential Doctor of Public Health program is also available.
3. University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA
|School Highlight: An undergraduate concentration in healthcare management and policy is offered by the University of Pennsylvania.|
The University of Pennsylvania, one of eight Ivy League schools in the country, ranked 8th among national universities by U.S. News & World Report for 2015. The Health Care Management Department is located in the Wharton School of Business. It offers an undergraduate concentration in health care management and policy, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Health Care Management and a Ph.D. in Health Care Management and Economics. The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business is home to five facilities used by the Health Care Management department including the Center for Health Management and Economics.
Top Healthcare Administration Schools
|Boston University||Night-time MBA program with Health Sector Management certificate||Boston, MA|
|Columbia University||Campus-based Healthcare Industry Association (HCIA)||New York, NY|
|Cornell University||Offers a 5-year Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (B.A./B.S.) and an MHA fast-track program||Ithaca, NY|
|Johns Hopkins University||Seasonal Health Policy and Management Institutes||Baltimore, MD|
|Northwestern University||Health Enterprise Management Mentor Program||Evanston, IL|
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||Master of Health Care Administration program ranked third by U.S. News & World Report in 2015||Minneapolis, MN|
|University of Washington||94% of graduates found employment in the field within 3 months||Seattle, WA|