School and Ranking Information
There are no schools located directly in Augusta, GA, that offer health administration programs, however there are several options in the surrounding towns that do. Most of the schools in the area providing these programs are for-profit institutions, but there are a few public universities as well. Based on distinction, school type and student enrollment, the following university is considered a top school in the Augusta area for health administration studies:
- Winner: Georgia Southern University is the largest postsecondary institution in terms of student population within 100 miles of Augusta that provides a program in health administration. Students can earn a Master of Healthcare Administration through the university's School of Public Health.
School Info Chart
|Category||Georgia Southern University|
|Distinction||Named among Most Military Friendly Schools in the U.S. by G.I. Jobs Magazine (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $6,071 (in-state); $16,137 (out-of-state)**|
|Health Administration Degrees Offered||Master's|
|Health Administration Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||5**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||50%**|
|Noteworthy||School of Public Health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, only one of 48 public health schools in the U.S. to receive this accreditation*|
Sources: *Georgia Southern University; **NCES College Navigator
Georgia Southern University
- Integrates classroom and lab studies with hands-on practical experiences
- School of Public Health features three public health labs
- Public health students have access to the Center for Public Health Practice and Research
Georgia Southern University is a 4-year public school that enrolls more than 20,000 students annually and offers more than 115 degree programs through eight colleges. The Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health offers a Master of Health Administration (MHA).
The MHA program focuses preparing students to analyze, structure and govern a health services facility to operate as well as possible and provide the best services. It consists of 45 credit hours of study divided between core courses and healthcare administration classes. Healthcare administration classes include healthcare economics and policy, human resource healthcare services management, healthcare finance, health law and informatics. Students also complete a 3-credit hour practicum at a local hospital, extended care clinic or long-term care facility.