The Residential MSHA Program offers a unique educational experience through its dedicated faculty, supportive alumni, cohort model and the administrative residency requirement. CAHME AccreditedThe MSHA Program is CAHME-accredited and currently ranked as the #1 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 9-12 months in an administrative residency. In addition to providing directed experience, the residency also provides a paid stipend and frequently leads to employment opportunities.

  • Mission

    Developing leaders to shape tomorrow’s healthcare through an exceptional master’s-level educational experience.

  • Vision

    To be recognized as the national leader in healthcare management and leadership education.

  • Values

    Excellence: We are driven to do our best, learn from our setbacks, and tenaciously seek to improve.

    Collaboration: We value partnerships and recognize that our success is due to the talent and time of the entire team.

    Respect: We honor and appreciate the traditions, beliefs, and individuality of all.

    Integrity: We are committed to honesty and authenticity, adhering to strong moral & ethical principles in everything we do.

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: We believe our diversity is a source of our strength and strive to understand, value and involve all.

Cohort Model

Our cohort model means you will be with the same classmates the entire time you are on campus. But more than that - you will be connected for the rest of your careers. You will start your career with a built-in peer network and together, as you each advance, you will change the landscape of how healthcare is delivered. Meet our students.

Applied Learning

During your time in the MSHA Program, you will experience “real world” exposure from the start. Beginning in the first semester, you will work in the UAB Health System as part of the Student Workforce initiative. You may also complete an internship the first summer and after completing your classes, you will launch your career with the administrative residency. Learn about the Administrative Residency.

Expand Your Degree

Students who would like to gain additional skills while completing the residential MSHA program may participate in a dual degree program by completing the MSHA with a Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Health Informatics, or Master of Public Health program. Students may also take additional coursework to earn a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Financial Management. Learn more about these programs.