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The University of Memphis Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is a nationally-ranked program with an award-winning emphasis on leadership and professional development. The University of Memphis MHA has been preparing healthcare leaders for over 25 years and is Tennessee's only CAHME-accredited program. Small class sizes and a 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio assure an environment of personalized professional development that equips our students with the competencies and skills needed to thrive as healthcare leaders. only CAHME-accredited program in TN

The 53-credit hour on-campus track can be completed full-time in two academic years (21 months) or part-time in as few as three years. Evening classes accommodate both full- and part-time students. Most of our full-time students work in paid part-time administrative residencies with healthcare organizations across the Memphis area. The cornerstone of our award-winning approach to leadership development is our Day One program. This program includes a team development retreat prior to entering the program and a series of seminars that address core professional competencies such as interviewing, resume design, networking, dining etiquette, dressing for success, and presentation skills. Our students receive a significant number of nationally-competitive post-graduate fellowships. For the past three years, the UofM MHA program has a 100% 90-day job placement rate. We offer an exceptional educational experience with among the most affordable tuition rates and lowest costs of living in the country.


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The mission of the University of Memphis MHA Program is to provide a high-quality educational experience that will, through both on-campus and executive tracks, prepare students for success in a variety of healthcare institutions. View Mission, Vision, and Values >


Program Highlights


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#33 Nationally-Ranked
*U.S. News & World Report

6:1 Student-to-Faculty

Graduation Rate:

2015:93%, 2016: 100%,
2017: 100%, 2018: 100%

Job Placement Rate
(90-day post-graduation):

2015: 93%, 2016: 100%,
2017: 100%, 2018: 90%


The University of Memphis MHA provides a comprehensive, competency-based education to prepare future leaders in Health Administration. Our 19 competencies are focused on preparing future leaders in the domains of Leadership, Communication, Critical Thinking, Science/Analysis, and Management.


The University of Memphis MHA Program's 53-credit hour curriculum is designed to give students well-rounded knowledge of health care subjects including finance, human resources, quality, economics, planning, and leadership. Our award-winning leadership and professional development seminar, Day One, reflects the program's commitment to make sure that our graduates are immediately reading to step into the profession immediately following graduation. View Curriculum >


Degree Requirements

  • Students enrolled in the MHA program must complete a total of 53 credit hours. This includes:
    • 47 hours of core courses
    • 6 hours of electives
  • Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA (“B”). Grades of “D” and “F” will not apply toward any graduate degree, but will be computed in the GPA. No more than 7 hours of “C-“, “C,” or “C+” will be applied towards meeting degree requirements.
  • The full-time program requires 21 months. The part-time program can be completed in as few as three years (33 months).
    • All requirements for the MHA degree must be completed in 5 calendar years.


Tuition and Fees

For the most current information regarding tuition, visit the University & Student Business Services' Fee Chart.


Contact Us

For frequently asked questions about the MHA program, please visit our MHA FAQ.

Shirl Sharpe, MS
Academic Services Coordinator II


Christie Rakestraw
Graduate School Admissions Counselor

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