Master of Science in Health Administration

The Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) Program is now ranked #2 in the nation according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The MSHA program, housed in the Department of Health Services Administration, is only one-tenth of a point behind the top ranked program in the category of Best Grad Schools in Health Care Management

“The ranking is an acknowledgement of our commitment to provide an outstanding learning experience that includes excellent education, practice-relevant scholarly activity, and engaged alumni,” said Christy Harris Lemak, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Health Services Administration. “It means so much to the department because it is recognition from our peers and because it highlights a legacy of excellence at UAB that began 50 years ago.” 

The latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, released March 10, 2015, are part of the 2016 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

The MSHA program prepares you to assume executive leadership positions in a broad range of health services organizations, including hospitals, health systems, physician group practices, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, consulting firms, and insurance companies. Founded in 1965, the MSHA Program at UAB enjoys an excellent reputation, both regionally and nationally, for the high quality of its academic program and the achievements of its more than 1,300 graduates.

UAB's MSHA Program may be pursued in two formats:

1) Residential MSHA Program focuses on training students just completing an undergraduate degree or those individuals desiring a career change.
2) Executive MSHA Program is aimed at working professionals with at least five years of health care experience.