Master of Health Administration

COVID-19 APPLICATION UPDATE: We understand that many undergraduate institutions have been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and that applicants may experience a delay in submission of transcripts or letters of recommendation to complete their applications. We also understand that applicants may not have access to GRE testing sites during this time. As a result, we have extended our application deadline to June 1st and are temporarily waiving our GRE requirement.  Interested in learning more? Click here to sign up for our upcoming virtual information session on May 19th at noon. 

Highly Ranked Program

Ranked among the best health administration programs by US News and World Report and other external rating agencies, our Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is an “industry specific” MBA program — which means you will have rigorous business and management training while learning about the unique context of the health care and nonprofit sectors.

Required Year-Long Administrative Residency

As a third-year MHA student, you will participate in a 10-month paid administrative residency, an opportunity to be mentored by leading health care executives in major health care delivery organizations around the nation.

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The VCU MHA is differentiated from other top-ranked programs by our singular focus on healthcare delivery organization leadership

Our goal is for every graduate to be "Leadership Ready" in hospitals, physician practices, health systems and long-term care. Those who hire our graduates say they bring an exceptional executive presence to complement their content knowledge and skills. Successful applicants show evidence of personal achievement, scholarship, intellectual ability and professional promise for a career in health services administration.

We encourage you to browse this area of our site to learn more about the MHA requirements as well as some of our most successful alumni. For more information or to be added to our interest group to receive updates about information sessions and application reminders, visit the VCU MHA Program Facebook page or email  

Information Sessions

Information sessions for students interested in the VCU graduate programs are held monthly throughout much of the year. To schedule a personalized virtual information session for a student group at your undergraduate institution, email

All in-person information sessions are held in the College of Health Professions Building located at 900 E. Leigh Street Richmond, VA 23298.