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Program Overview

Program Overview

There are over 900 companies operating in health care in Nashville with sway over the worldwide industry. Learn to be a leader in a city at the forefront of health care practice, business and technology. Here, you'll be an eyewitness to the future of the field and the latest advances in delivering health care.

As you earn your MHA at Lipscomb, our experts will teach you relevant health care business practices. They'll introduce you to industry leaders and guide you on a global business trip. Our immersive program will teach you to take what you learn and integrate it in your own company or practice. Take advantage of this fabulous chance to learn the business of health care.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Our MHA program takes a personal approach, and we want you to learn as much from each other as from your professors. That’s why we consider the whole candidate in our admissions process. We are looking for MHA students who can think analytically, who can contribute to a team, who are motivated by personal growth and who can inspire others. 

Applicants to the MHA program must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and have a minimum of three years' post-graduate work experience. 

The completed application requirements for the MHA program:

  • Your submitted online application and fee
  • Résumé
  • Personal response to the following question: How will the knowledge and skills you expect to attain in Lipscomb's MHA program help you create more value in your organization and community?
  • Transcripts from your undergraduate program (and graduate, if applicable)
    • Have electronic copies emailed directly from your undergraduate institution to
    • If you are having a hard copy mailed, have it sent to: Lipscomb University, ATTN: Graduate Admissions Office, One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204
  • Two professional recommendations. You’ll input your recommenders' email addresses, and they’ll receive a link to an online form they can complete in about 15 minutes.
  • GMAT or GRE score. MHA candidates with a 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA who meet the professional work experience requirement may qualify for a test waiver. (Try our Sample GMAT.) Special consideration may be given to professional experience for those applicants whose GPA falls below the 3.0 minimum requirement.
    • Due to testing center shortages created by ongoing COVID-19 social distancing requirements, the GMAT/GRE waiver eligibility has been expanded for the Fall 2021 cohort. Contact your recruiter for additional information.

  • In Person Interview



MHA students must complete all of the following courses:

  • BU 6303 - Health Services Management
  • BU 6323 - The U.S. Health Care System
  • BU 6333 - Health Care Financial Management
  • BU 6523 - Managing Human Resources
  • BU 6533 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • ICM 5053 - Conflict Management in Health Care Settings
  • HA 6113 - Health Policy
  • HA 6123 - Health Care Analytics and Analysis
  • HA 6133 - Strategic Use of Health Care Information Systems
  • HA 6143 - Health Care Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • HA 6173 - Process Improvement in Health Care
  • HA 6193 - Strategic Finance in Health Care
  • HA 6223 - Strategic Marketing in Health Care
  • HA 6233 - Law and Ethics in Health Care
  • HA 6243 - Population Health and Global Perspectives
  • HA 6253 - Health Care Quality and Outcomes
  • HA 6263 - Health Care Strategy
Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

Tuition for the MHA is $950 per semester hour for a total tuition cost of $52,250.

Types of Aid


Both our deeply connected faculty and our experiential learning opportunities offer myriad ways for you to form relationships with leaders in the industry. These connections will serve and support you throughout your career.


A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.

Our Faculty

  • Bart Liddle

    Bart Liddle

    Assistant Professor of Management

    Liddle, director of graduate business and assistant professor of management, comes to Lipscomb with two decades of industry experience. He began his career at KPMG and then spent almost 15 years...

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  • Donita Brown

    Donita Brown

    Director of Health Care Programs

    Donita Brown is a professor, author, speaker, coach, and Director of Health Care Programs within the College of Business. She teaches courses in the Master of Management in Health Care Administration...

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  • Rebecca Burcham

    Rebecca Burcham

    Instructor in Health Care Management

    Rebecca Burcham is an Instructor in Healthcare Management at Lipscomb University. She teaches courses in Marketing Management, Personal Selling, Sales Management, Business Ethics and Healthcare Marketing and Management. Prior to joining...

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  • Cindy Winker

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Career Paths

Medical and Health Services Managers

Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.

Administrative Services Managers

Administrative services managers plan, direct, and coordinate supportive services of an organization. Their specific responsibilities vary, but administrative service managers typically maintain facilities and supervise activities that include recordkeeping, mail distribution, and office upkeep.

Sales Managers

Sales managers direct sales teams. They set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for organizations’ sales representatives.