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Program Overview

Program Overview

Health care leadership in America's heath administration capital

Learn to be a health administration leader in a city at the forefront of health care practice, business and technology. With more than 900 companies in Nashville operating in the health care sector and influencing the worldwide industry, you'll be an eyewitness to the future of the field and the latest advancements in healthcare delivery. Our MHA's dynamic and innovative curriculum, expert faculty and hands-on experiences will give you the edge you need to become a leader in this rapidly growing industry.

  • Hybrid - one weekend each month in person, with the rest of the coursework completed asynchronously online.
  • Integrated - 14 competency-based courses designed to build your industry knowledge.
  • Professional Immersion - spend time visiting companies that cover the health care spectrum engaging with healthcare leaders and addressing real-time challenges.

In our Master of Health Administration program, you'll dive deep into the complexities of the health care system, from finance and policy to management and operations and more. Our experienced and passionate faculty will guide you through the latest industry trends, expose you to cutting-edge research and best practices that will set you up for success. You'll be introduced to industry leaders, take advantage of networking opportunities and gain an international perspective. The immersive experiences will challenge you to apply your increasing knowledge to real world situations. Our small class sizes ensure that you'll receive personalized attention and guidance throughout your studies. 

Who is this program best suited for? 

The MHA is recommended for early-mid career professionals with up to 6 years experience in health care and with an interest in or on a managerial track and for clinical professionals with any level of experience who are currently in or desire an administrative role.

Master of Health Administration Program Outcomes

The Master of Health Administration is a CAHME accredited program, which aims to improve your business skills while focusing on the healthcare industry. Throughout the program, you'll have the opportunity to connect with health care executives, mentors and peers in Nashville. By participating in immersive and integrative experiences, locally and internationally, you'll gain the knowledge and tools needed to become a leader in the health care sector. 






Why Earn Your Health Administration Degree at Lipscomb University?

Lipscomb University's MHA program offers an exceptional learning environment with a comprehensive curriculum and unique experiential learning opportunities. The innovative instructional model includes site visits to healthcare organizations, mentorship opportunities, and a global healthcare course that provides an expansive perspective on healthcare innovations and technologies. This program is an excellent choice for students seeking a comprehensive education in management.


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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Our MHA program takes a personal approach, and we want you to learn from your cohort colleagues in addition to 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. 

The MHA is recommended for early-mid career professionals with up to 6 years experience in health care and with an interest in or on a managerial track and for clinical professionals with any level of experience who are currently in or desire an administrative role. 

The completed application requirements for the MHA program:

  • Your submitted online application and fee
  • Resume

    • This formal document highlights your professional experiences, educational background, and relevant skills/certificates to earning a graduate degree at Lipscomb. If you have less than three years of work experience, please include service and volunteer opportunities within your professional experiences.  Resumes are typically one page long.

  • Personal Statement
    • This formal document highlights what you bring to the program and serves as a professional writing sample. The personal statement is one tool that will be used to evaluate your writing proficiency in addition to helping us gain specific insight into your personal drive, motivation, and goals. The personal statements are generally 500-650 words in length.
  • Transcripts from your undergraduate program (and graduate, if applicable)
    • Have electronic copies emailed directly from your undergraduate institution to gradadmissions [at]
    • 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
    • An email will be sent to your recommenders with instructions on completing the process. The two letters of recommendations should be written by people who know you well in either a professional work or academic environment and can speak to your ability to succeed in a rigorous graduate program. If possible, we encourage you to request one letter of recommendation from a workplace supervisor. 
  • In Person or Virtual Interview

    • This interview will be conducted either by the Program Director or a senior member of the faculty. Your interview will consist of behavioral-type questions and offer you an opportunity to share specific examples from your work experience.

  • GMAT or GRE

    • While not required, candidates are invited to submit test scores to strengthen their application should they feel their undergraduate academic performance does not reflect their ability to succeed in a rigorous graduate program. The GMAT is the preferred test option; however, GRE scores will also be accepted.

  • International

    • International applicants have additional application requirements, including the submission of a GMAT score. Details can be found on the international applicant webpage.

Why Earn Your Health Administration Degree at Lipscomb University?

Lipscomb’s integrative learning environment for the Health Administration degree includes site visits to healthcare organizations. This instruction model ensures you gain real-world experience and mentorship throughout the degree program. Additionally, cohorts complete a global health care course to increase students’ global perspective. You will complete a business trip associated with the Population Health and Global Perspectives class to discover innovations and technologies from another culture and how they might benefit aspects of the U.S. health care system. We also offer numerous networking opportunities with leaders from the Nashville health care community both in and out of the classroom.



Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

Tuition: 46-hour program / $1,135 per semester hour

  • Total Tuition: $52,210
  • $68 application fee and $200 graduation fee
  • Case materials included in tuition
  • Program fee
  • International Trip fee

Types of Aid


Years to complete

Your Career is Calling


Our faculty and staff are connected in America's health administration capital to provide students with the networking required to excel in a health care role. This is accomplished through opportunities like Lunch with Leaders and integration courses.

Business Acumen

Make your career a priority and expand your skillset with a degree in Health Care Administration. Our rigorous curriculum will develop your knowledge and experience to mold you into a connected leader in the industry.

Global Coursework

Experience global business with hands-on opportunities abroad. Students name this part of the program as their most impactful and enjoyable. You'll engage in many diverse experiences for well-rounded perspective and training.


Learn from Lipscomb's seven Executives-in-Residence as they bring their real-world business leadership experience to the classroom. Take advantage of one-on-one meetings and partnership with these individuals during the program.

Alumni and Student Stories

Chloe Ligon

Chloe Ligon ('21)

“Nashville is the place to be in terms of innovation and developments in health care, and so many large health care systems are based in the Nashville area. For me, it made sense to learn about health care while immersed in a city that has so many health care opportunities.”

Abel Yosef

Abel Yosef ('22)

"Lipscomb’s Pfeffer Graduate School of Business stellar reputation as a place to grow as a leader within Business combined with a strong network of alumni and professors drew me to continue my studies here."

Daphne Palakie

Daphne Palakie ('21)

"There was a high level of confidence on my part to make this education investment because I knew we would walk away as stronger healthcare leaders."

Karen Polk

Karen Polk ('22)

“I liked the idea of students visiting a different business each semester to see how the material taught in class is actually applied in the field. Fast forward, I was accepted into cohort 2 of the program, and I’m enjoying it.”

Bezar Omer

Bezar Omer ('21)

“Lipscomb University has always had a good and positive culture. I also like that this was a new program the school of business was launching and was excited to be a part of the pilot cohort.”


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Our Faculty

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    Lesley Tomaszewski

    Director of MBA & MHA

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

    Meet Lesley Tomaszewski
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    Bart Liddle

    Associate Professor

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

    Meet Bart Liddle
  • Rebecca Burcham headshot

    Rebecca Burcham

    Department Chair - Management, Entrepreneurship & Marketing

    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

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.