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Health Administration (Executive), MHA

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Ten of the 20 fastest-growing jobs today are in health care, a field that will, in the next few years, continue to add more new jobs than any other sector. Health care reform continues to greatly increase demand for quality, affordable care, requiring clinicians and administrators alike to come up with novel approaches for care delivery. Succeeding in this environment calls for specialized knowledge and skills. The Health Administration (Executive) program is offered at Rutgers University.

Why the Rutgers MHA?

The Executive Master of Health Administration at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy is for health professionals who aspire to advance into executive leadership roles. This cohort-based program approaches your professional development and education in the same way as does the work environment—by throwing challenges your way.  This is by no means your traditional didactic, textbook-centric class.

Programme Structure

  • The Executive MHA Program is tailored for the health professional with at least five years of experience. Our newly designed curriculum presents information in four sequential, 9-credit modules or clusters—courses grouped together in common themes and two experiential summers.  
  • At the start of each module, cohorts take on a complex health care problem and collaboratively create innovative solutions.
  • Executive MHA participants complete the 45-credit program in two calendar years, including completion of an experiential portfolio of management achievements, typically up to 6 credits.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    42 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts/or related degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred
  • 5 years of health care experience
  • Transcripts (may be submitted for the highest degree awarded to applicant)
  • Two letters of recommendation:
    • A strong letter of recommendation from your employer
    • A letter that should amplify the applicant’s academic potenial or qualifications that sets the candidate apart from other applicants

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30024 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15012 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8868 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New Brunswick

  • 1204 - 2970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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