What does it cost?

Georgia residents: $41,100
Non-Georgia residents: $47,000
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250

Tuition is subject to change. Learn more under the tuition tab below.

How long will it take?

Students join a cohort and complete the program in 16 months. Evening courses allow professionals to advance their current careers.

Where can I take classes?
Buckhead Center
Tower Place 200

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

The Robinson College of Business reviews applications on a rolling basis. The deadlines below are intended to serve as benchmarks. Due to our rolling admissions process, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Applicants can expect to receive a decision within six weeks of the Office of Graduate Admissions receiving all required materials.

Students can enter the program in January.

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Health Administration, M.S.

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The Robinson College of Business has been helping current and future healthcare administrators develop a strategic approach to the healthcare industry since 1961. The curriculum provides the depth and breadth needed to succeed in multiple healthcare sectors such as health management, leadership, data analytics, health informatics, and finance. Program faculty possess several years of on-the-ground experience in health administration, health services, health IT, and managed care. Plus, we keep good company: Robinson is a member of the Business School Alliance for Health Management, an international consortium of 20 institutions dedicated to advancing thought leadership and education in the global health sector. Other members include Harvard, Johns Hopkins, UC Berkeley, Vanderbilt, and Yale.

Join Future Healthcare Executives

Through the Future Healthcare Executives (FHE) student organization, you will attend networking events and engage in experiential learning opportunities. As part of the FHE guest speaker series, you will interact with healthcare professionals and executives. During industry site visits, you will witness how organizations impact the healthcare field. You also will be privy to job openings as well as professional development and mentoring opportunities.

Learn from Your Classmates

You will join a cohort and create long-lasting relationships that can become important professional connections. Students hail from a variety of backgrounds, and many already work at companies such as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, and Northside Hospital.

Looking to assume a managerial role?

If your goal is to pursue a managerial position in a healthcare organization, check out our MBA/MHA dual degree, which will prepare you to make strategic, ethical decisions as a healthcare leader.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MBA/MHA DUAL DEGREE

Program Highlights

Study in the Health IT Capital of the United States

Georgia, specifically Atlanta, is widely regarded as the health IT capital of the United States. The state is home to more than 200 health IT companies that employ approximately 30,000 professionals. According to Healthcare Informatics Magazine, seven of the 100 top healthcare organizations in the country are located in metro Atlanta, and generate revenues exceeding $4.5 billion.

2020 Graduate Outcomes

  • 22.2% average salary increase
  • 3.7 years average time to pay back investment
  • 100% employment within 3 months of graduation
Complete Hands-on Assignments

Examples of past projects:

On behalf of Georgia State’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, developed a plan to provide healthcare services to the uninsured and homeless in Atlanta

Developed a community program to establish primary care services for the uninsured in Paulding County

Collaborated with faculty to evaluate Federally Qualified Health Centers in north Georgia to determine patient access and improve customer satisfaction

In conjunction with health administration and international business faculty, evaluated the feasibility of a Colombia-based healthcare services company to enter the U.S. market

Interact with Industry Executives

Examples of past guest speakers:

Steven Blubaugh, healthcare strategy manager, Dixon Hughes Goodman

Charisse Braxton, health service administrator, Kaiser Permanente

Louise Bryde, principal, and Lan Nguyen, associate, Stroudwater and Company, a national healthcare consulting firm

Waldon Garriss, physician, WellStar Health System

J. Larry Tyler, chairman and CEO, Practical Governance Group, a team of healthcare consultants and academicians passionate about governance and the education of healthcare boards

Brian Unell, healthcare consultant and former VP of revenue cycle transformation and integration, Piedmont Healthcare

Compete in Case Competitions

You will compete in three national case competitions:

Business Alliance for Healthcare Management Education Case Competition – Robinson finished second in 2016.

Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition, sponsored by the National Association of Health Service Executives – Robinson placed third in 2014, and regularly advances to the semi-finals.

Health Administration Case Competition, sponsored by the University of Alabama in Birmingham – Robinson finished in the top five in 2019.

Program Details

Application Requirements

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Spring 1

3 courses | 9 hours

  • HA 8190 – Health Policy and Ethics (3 hours)
  • HA 8160 – Introduction to the Health Care System (3 hours)
  • HA 8250 – Health Economics and Financing (3 hours)

Summer 1

2 courses | 6 hours

  • HA 8550 – Healthcare Planning and Financial Management (3 hours)
  • HA 8620 – Operations Management and Quality in Health Care (3 hours)

Fall 1

3 courses | 9 hours

  • HA 8440 – Executive Leadership in Healthcare (3 hours)
  • HA 8670 – Health Information Systems (3 hours)
  • HA 8450 – Legal Environment of Health Care (3 hours)

Spring 2

3 courses | 9 hours

  • HA 8700 – Health Services Research and Evaluation Methods (3 hours)
  • HA 8990 – Strategic Management in Health Care (3 hours)
  • HA 8750 – Predictive Analytics in Health Care (3 hours)

Maymester 2

1 course | 3 hours

  • HA 8680 – Care Management and Delivery Systems (3 hours)

Georgia residents: $41,100
Non-Georgia residents: $47,000
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250

Tuition is subject to change.

Financial Aid

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Scholarships

Robinson Scholarships

Robinson offers several scholarships through the Office of the Dean as well as the individual academic departments.

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Graduate Research Assistantships

Graduate research assistantships are available to offset program costs. Below, see a table that breaks down the cost of tuition after a GRA position is secured.

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Loans

You will be paired with a Graduate Student Experience professional who stays on top of the extracurricular programming that will enhance your academic journey and propel your career. Activities include boot camps on topics that are relevant to your field, professional workshops, networking events, recruiting fairs, and meet-and-greets intended to create camaraderie with your peers.

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Learn More about the Graduate Student Experience Team

The M.S. in Health Administration program is designed to meet the needs of students who desire a background in health administration and the opportunity to acquire specialized skills in areas of business or healthcare administration, including health information systems and data analytics.

Careers

Program graduates work for a variety of well-respected organizations including Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, Emory Healthcare, Grady Health System, Kaiser Permanente, Northside Hospital, Piedmont Healthcare, and WellStar Atlanta Medical Center. Our 2020 graduates reported a 22.2% average salary increase, enabling them to pay back their investment in graduate school within 3.7 years. One hundred percent of them secured employment within 3 months of graduation.

“WellStar offers a fellowship program, and our current Corporate Administrative and WellStar Medical Group Administrative fellows are recent Robinson graduates. Robinson students undergo a stringent and relevant curriculum instructed by knowledgeable industry leaders, which is evident in the value they have brought to our organization. They have a uniquely good understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the healthcare landscape.”

- Andrew Cox, chief of staff, vice president of leadership development, WellStar Health System

VIEW SAMPLE JOB TITLES

administrative fellow

administrative resident

business analyst team lead

donor data administrator

pharmacy operations manager

transplant financial coordinator

Meet Your Faculty

Aaron Baird

Associate Professor;
2017 Early Career Award, Association for Information Systems

Marie Cameron

Senior Lecturer;
Board Certified Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives

William Custer

Director, Center for Health Services Research

Robert Eaton

Clinical Assistant Professor;
Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives

Andrew Sumner

Joe Taylor Chair in Health Administration;
Former Chair, Administration Advisory Committee, Medicaid, State of Georgia

Read Our Stories

What difference does Road to Robinson make?
For many graduate students at the Robinson College of Business, a critical step in their decision process was attending a Road to Robinson event. Check out what four students have to say about their experience.
Eduniversal Ranks Three Robinson College Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best
Robinson’s MBA/Master of Health Administration is No. 15 in the U.S. and No. 50 worldwide. The program helps students develop an understanding of market forces, policy formulation and strategic management, and gain the necessary technical and managerial skills for executive positions.
Sarah Jones, M.S. in Health Administration - Promoted Within Three Months
Sarah Jones earned a promotion at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta three months after finishing her master's.

Contacts

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Camerin White, program recruiter
404-413-7271
cwhite141@gsu.edu

Marie Cameron, senior lecturer
404-413-7637
MarieCameron@gsu.edu

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