Master of Health Administration

Highly Ranked Program

Ranked #5 in health administration programs by U.S. News & World Report, our Master of Health Administration program is an “industry specific” MBA program — which means you will have rigorous business and management training while learning about the uniqueness of the health care and nonprofit sectors.

Required Year-Long Administrative Residency

As a third-year MHA student, you will participate in a 12-month paid administrative residency, an opportunity to be mentored by leading health care executives in major health care delivery organizations around the nation.

A Successful Applicant...

Typically, 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. Please see statistics below reflecting averages from our past 5 years of admissions. As always, please contact us with any questions you may have about our program.

Size of Class: 22
Residency: 60% in state, 40% out-of-state
Incoming GPA: 3.48
GRE/GMAT Percentile: Verbal - 64th, Quantitative - 53rd
Incoming Age: 24
Common Majors: Health Administration, Business, Biological Sciences
Other Majors: Psychology, Political Science, Art History
>1 Year of Full Time Work Experience Prior to Acceptance: 69%


Email for more information or to be added to our interest group to receive updates about information sessions and application reminders.

Information Sessions

Information sessions for students interested in the VCU MHA program are held monthly during the summer and fall. For Fall 2019 the following sessions are scheduled: 

September 13 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Health Administration conference room on the 8th floor in the Health Administration suite (RSVP Link)

All information sessions will be held in the new College of Health Professions Building located at 900 E. Leigh Street Richmond, VA 23298

Visit the VCU MHA Program Facebook page