Top Schools for Health Care Administration

Read about programs in healthcare administration, through which students learn how to plan, implement and manage healthcare services. Find information about the programs at three top universities, as well as a table that highlights other schools in the U.S. with programs in healthcare administration.

School Information

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

School Name Distinction Location
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

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