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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. It is preferred applicants have two years' post-graduate work experience. 

The completed application requirements for the MHA program:

  • Your submitted online application and fee
  • Resume
  • 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.
  • 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*.

*Note: The graduate tuition rates may increase annually, effective each summer semester.

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

  • Donita Brown headshot

    Donita Brown

    Director of Health Care Programs

    Donita Brown is a native Middle Tennessee, calling Robertson County home. The Lipscomb University professor teaches in the Master of Management Healthcare Administration Program and Masters of Health Administration, as well...

    Meet Donita Brown
  • Rebecca Burcham headshot

    Rebecca Burcham

    Assistant Professor

    Rebecca calls both Hattiesburg, MS and New Orleans, LA her dual hometowns as she spent equal amounts of time in both during her childhood. She graduated from Mississippi State University...

    Meet Rebecca Burcham
  • Bart Liddle headshot

    Bart Liddle

    Associate Dean Academic Excellence

    Dr. Bart Liddle serves the Associate Dean of Academic Excellence in the College of Business. As Associate Dean, he is responsible for all undergraduate and graduate academic programming. In addition...

    Meet Bart Liddle
  • Lesley Tomaszewski headshot

    Lesley Tomaszewski

    Program Director - Health Care Management

      Dr. Lesley Tomaszewski is an Associate Professor and the Director of Healthcare Programs at Lipscomb University.  Since graduating with her Ph.D. in 2003, Dr. Tomaszewski has taught in American and...

    Meet Lesley Tomaszewski

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.