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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 12 months. Evening courses allow professionals to advance their current careers.

Where can I take classes?
Buckhead Center (3348 Peachtree Rd. NE)

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Domestic Applicants
We offer various application deadlines to U.S. residents. By applying earlier in the cycle, you will receive priority consideration for a graduate assistantship. After the final deadline, applications are accepted on a rolling basis until one week before class starts.

International Applicants
International applicants who need a student visa must apply by an earlier, hard deadline.

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Health Administration, M.S.

Attend virtual office hours with one of our recruiters to get your questions answered.

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

A Healthcare Industry Leader

Georgia leads the nation with more than 225 health IT companies and approximately 30,000 jobs. (Georgia Department of Economic Development)

Georgia, specifically Atlanta, is widely regarded as the health IT capital of the United States.

The Atlanta metro area is home to 21 community health and hospital systems.

The Georgia hospital market is projected to grow by 5.07% between 2024 and 2028. (Statista)

2023 Graduate Outcomes

  • 95% 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

Learn more about the application process and what you will need to apply.

Required Courses

  • HA 8160 - Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System
  • HA 8190 - Health Policy and Ethics
  • HA 8250 – Health Economics and Financing
  • HA 8450 - Legal Environment of Health Care
  • HA 8555 – Introduction to Health Care Financial Management
  • HA 8620 - Operations Management and Quality in Health Care
  • HA 8990 - Strategic Management in Health Care

Electives

Select three from the following:

  • HA 8440 - Executive Leadership in Health
  • HA 8460 - Human Resources
  • HA 8670 - Digital Health Strategy
  • HA 8680 - Care Management and Delivery Systems
  • HA 8700 - Health Services Research
  • HA 8750 - Health Care Analytics
  • HA 8810 - Experiential Learning
  • AS 8370 - Health Insurance & Risk Management
  • ENI 8250 - Entrepreneurship and Complex Global Problems
  • IFI 8410 - Introduction to Programming and Predictive Analytics for Business
  • MBA 8125 - Digital Innovation
  • MGT 8730 - Project Management
  • CIS 8000 - IT Project Management

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

Tuition is subject to change.

Financial Aid

Contact Graduate Student Financial Services
We are here to help you understand the cost of your program (including the financial aid cost of attendance (https://sfs.gsu.edu/resources/coa/)), the payment schedule and financing opportunities.

[email protected]
404-413-7086

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.

View a sample schedule of Graduate Student Experience events

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. Ninety five percent of our 2023 graduates 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 fellowship

assistant professor

associate

benefits analyst

clinical practice consultant

consultant

credentialing specialist

director of student affairs assessment

disaster recovery associate

health solutions specialist

hr manager

hr project specialist

judicial law clerk

lab services project coordinator

medical review coordinator

philanthropy associate

practice manager

senior servicenow business analyst

talent acquisition specialist

Meet Your Faculty

Serdar Aydin

Serdar Aydin

Clinical Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Administration

Marie Cameron

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

Robert Eaton

Clinical Assistant Professor;
Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives

Heather Martin

Clinical Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Administration

Yasamine Jalinouszadeh

Academic Professional and Associate Director of External Relations

Shelia Palmer

Expert-in-Residence

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Contacts

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