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University of Louisville - School of Public Health and Information Sciences MS in in Health Administration
University of Louisville - School of Public Health and Information Sciences

MS in in Health Administration

Louisville, USA

2 Years


Full time, Part time

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Aug 2024

USD 14,453 / per semester *


* non-resident/international | resident $7,111



The Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) is designed to provide a first-rate and second-to-none exceptional experience for entry-level and mid-career professionals seeking to achieve their personal career objectives within the healthcare industry. We designed the MSHA program to deepen knowledge of environments, processes, structures, and strategies in healthcare. The curriculum has 3 main components:

  1. Exploration of broad principles and key influencers of leading healthcare organizations.
  2. Examination of evidence-based and data-driven frameworks for strategic leadership and effective management of healthcare organizations and issues.
  3. Analysis of the external healthcare and policy environments that impact population and community healthcare management.

The MSHA program uses UofL’s Population Health Leadership (PHL) Competency Model, a modified version of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) competency model. The PHL Competency Model has 27 competency domains. The competencies are grouped into four areas: (1) Management & Leadership, (2) Critical Thinking, Analysis, & Problem Solving, (3) Communication and Interpersonal Effectiveness, (4) Professionalism & Ethics.


MSHA students are required to complete a practicum experience (normally during the summer semester). The practicum is designed to expose students new to the health management field to working conditions in healthcare organizations between their first and second year.

Previous practicum sites:
-- James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Kentucky Cancer Program
-- KentuckyOne Health
-- Norton Children’s Gynecology
-- Norton Children’s Hospital
-- UofL Department of Neurosurgery in Frazier Rehab Building
-- University of Louisville Hospital
-- University of Louisville Physicians



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