Residential MSHA

The Residential MSHA Program offers a unique educational experience through its dedicated faculty, supportive alumni, cohort model and the requirement of an administrative residency requirement.  The MSHA Program is CAHME-accredited and currently ranked as the #2 health care management graduate program in the country by U.S. News & World Report

The Master of Science in Health Administration is a 33-month program with 21 months of full-time courses on campus and nine - twelve months in an administrative residency. In addition to providing directed experience, the residency also provides a paid stipend and frequently leads to employment opportunities.  Students may apply for admission to the MSHA Program alone or to one of the coordinated degree options:

  • Master of Science in Health Administration/Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHA/MSHI) Program; or
  • Master of Science in Health Administration/Master of Business Administration (MSHA/MBA) Program.
Reasons to Consider UAB’s MSHA Program:

  • Click here to learn what makes UAB’s MSHA Program a  great choice   
  • Cohort model:  Offers students a collegial group of friends while in the program and for many years.      
  • Summer internship opportunities for those pursuing the single MSHA degree option and the dual MSHA/MSHI option. Click here for the most recent summer internship placements.
  • Administrative Residency: Provides the ideal way to integrate the academic foundation into the “real world” during the third year of the MSHA Program.  Residency placements span the United States and may be completed in a variety of health care organizations such as hospitals, integrated delivery systems, physician group practices, consulting, insurance / managed care companies, and home health agencies.  We offer a parallel professional development curriculum which enables our students to secure their residency placements.  Students earn a stipend during the administrative residency ranging from $40,000 - $75,000 per year.  Here is a list of the 2014 Administrative Residency Placements
  • Birmingham:  Offers a wonderful and livable city  but it also provides a magnificent “learning laboratory” with many health care organizations.
  • Part-time Jobs during the Program enable you to integrate the lessons learned in the classroom to the “real world.”  These part-time jobs provide flexible work schedules so that you are able to balance school and work.   
  • Supportive and loyal alumni network of over 1,300 graduates who provide mentoring, guest lectures, internships, residencies, career guidance and scholarships.
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