Master On Campus

Health Services Management and Policy

The Ohio State University

24 months
41733 USD/year
38417 USD/year
14833 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Health Services Management and Policy degree from The Ohio State University is the most widely recognized professional preparation for those who will take leadership roles in the delivery and financing of health services. 


The American health care system is growing dramatically and now employs more professionals than any other industry in the United States. This area of study provides students with an understanding of the various factors affecting health care policy formation, quality of care, patient safety, financial viability of health care systems, the role of health technology and ways of improving the delivery of care.

The college offers three degrees within health services management and policy: Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy.

Founded in 1969, our MHA graduates have achieved significant leadership positions throughout the United States and beyond. The MHA program at Ohio State prepares students for management careers within a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, clinics, consulting, insurance as well as government agencies.

The Health Services Management and Policy degree from The Ohio State University — guided by its student-centered mission — encompasses a carefully designed academic curriculum that combines instruction with practical experiences. Our students are grounded in the fundamentals of high-quality health care delivery, and gain the ability to positively impact the health care delivery system and become influential leaders that can truly transform the future of health care.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economic Analysis of Health Services
  • Health Insurance and Payment Policy
  • Introduction to Health Policy
  • Health Care Law for Managers
  • Health Services Organizational Management
  • Health Services Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Health Services Finance
  • Health Services Financial Decision-Making
  • Strategic Management & Program Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential) from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the last degree earned.
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program. Evidence usually comes in the form of transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work. 
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT) if the score is required by your program. Scores must be sent electronically from the testing agency; faxed or emailed scores are not considered. Note: Scores are valid for five years after your test date.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41733 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41733 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    38417 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38417 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14833 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14833 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 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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