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Health Management & Policy

Dual Masters Degree in Business

Master of Health Services Administration (M.H.S.A./MBA) and Master of Public Health and Master of Business Administration (M.P.H./MBA)

The M.H.S.A./MBA or M.P.H./MBA are three-year programs offered jointly by the Department of Health Management and Policy and the School of Business Administration. They are designed for people who wish to further enhance their business skills provided through the MBA curriculum.

Students in the dual degree program complete the M.H.S.A. or M.P.H. and the MBA degrees in three years, rather than the four normally required to complete each degree separately.

This combined degree program is not open to students who have already earned the M.H.S.A., M.P.H. or the MBA degree.  However, students who are registered in the first year of either the M.H.S.A., M.P.H. or the MBA degree programs may apply for admission to the joint program.

Students admitted to the dual degree program are required to earn 45 credits in the Business School and 45 credits in the School of Public Health (see sample curricula). In their first year of study, they normally enroll in the required courses in the Business School. The second year is then devoted to required courses in the M.H.S.A. program or the M.P.H. program in the School of Public Health. In the third year, students enroll in courses in both schools.

M.H.S.A./MBA and M.P.H./MBA students are expected to spend the summer months between academic years in a hospital or other health care organization as paid Administrative Interns. The faculty of the Department of Health Management and Policy assist in the placement for one of the internships, and students consult the Business School for assistance with the second internship placement.

Application Procedure

Students interested in the M.H.S.A./MBA or M.P.H./MBA must apply to, and be admitted separately, by both schools, using their respective application forms. Application to the M.H.S.A. program or the M.P.H. program in the School of Public Health is available on the School of Public Health website. To obtain application materials for the MBA, contact the School of Business Administration.

Financial Assistance

Students in the M.H.S.A./MBA or the M.P.H./MBA program must apply separately to the School of Public Health and the School of Business Administration for financial assistance.