12 months
1496 USD/credit 44880 USD/year
1418 USD/credit 42540 USD/year
595 USD/credit 17850 USD/year
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Executive Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) program is designed to prepare students for senior management positions throughout the health field. 


Students in the program gain new expertise and a comprehensive understanding of every aspect of health care organizations, with particular emphasis on important health care management areas such as leadership, marketing, economics, operations management, epidemiology, quality improvement and strategic management, to name a few.

Key Features 

  • What makes the program appealing to so many professionals is its structure, which enables students to gain all this new expertise without giving up their job or lifestyle. 
  • The Health Administration program from The University of Alabama at Birmingham was created to meet the needs of busy professionals and requires students to visit the UAB campus for only four and a half days three times each year to complete the degree in two years. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Health Care Systems
  • Organization Theory and Behavior
  • Health Economics
  • Health Informatics
  • Human Resources Management in Health Services Administration
  • Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The first priority deadline is April 1. After April 1, applications will be considered on a space available basis


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for the Executive MSHA program must have at least five years of health-related work experience, in either a clinical or management position, and must be currently working full-time in healthcare. They must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university.
  • Completed online application which includes a resume, statement of objectives and three recommendations.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended submitted directly to the UAB Graduate School.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1496 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1418 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 595 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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