School and Ranking Information
The majority of the nine schools in the Atlanta area that offer degrees in healthcare administration are private, for-profit institutions. Based on programs, student services and rankings, the following school is considered the top school in the area for healthcare administration:
- Winner: Georgia State University is a 4-year public institution and the only school within a 10-mile radius of Atlanta that has a healthcare administration program ranked in the top 40 nationwide. The school offers graduate degrees in health administration.
School Info Chart
|Category||Georgia State University|
|Rankings||#36 for Graduate Health Care Management (2011)*; #6 for Up-and-Coming Schools (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$8,368 (in-state), $22,936 (out-of-state)**|
|Healthcare Administration Degrees Offered||Master's|
|Healthcare Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||52**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||53%**|
|Noteworthy||GSU's graduate health administration program is the third largest program of its kind in the nation, according to Modern Healthcare in 2014.|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
Georgia State University
- There are multiple annual scholarship opportunities for health administration students
- The dual MBA and MHA program is accredited by CAHME
- Tuition for Master in Health Administration covers overs textbooks, an iPad, meals, snacks, parking and professional development services
Georgia State University offers over 200 degree programs for students to choose from at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Its student population includes more than 32,000 individuals from every state and over 150 countries, and it has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1. The university is comprised of eight colleges and schools, including the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, which houses the Institute of Health Administration.
The Master of Science in Health Administration program requires completion of at least 36 credit hours all consisting of the health administration core, which covers healthcare policy and legalities, ethics, management, planning and analytics.
The Master of Business Administration with a health administration concentration includes core and functional coursework like global economics, statistical analysis, finances, law and communication. The program calls for 51 total credit hours, including the 12 credit hours of study in health administration in order to fulfill the concentration.
The Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration dual degree option requires at least 57 credit hours. Students fulfill cornerstone and functional courses in core business concepts as well as up to 36 credit hours of health administration courses. An administrative residency is also required for the completion of this program.