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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 health administration 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.

When it comes to Health Administration master programs, there is no better place to earn your Master of Health Administration than Lipscomb. Our experts will teach you relevant health care business practices to ensure you have the necessary skills to succeed in the field. You’ll be introduced to industry leaders, networking opportunities and learn international business practices. Our immersive program will teach you to take what you learn and integrate these practices in your own company or practice. Take advantage of this fabulous chance to learn the business of health care.

This program is open to those already working in healthcare or looking to pivot to that industry.

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Master of Health Administration Program Outcomes

AACSBThe Master of Health Administration increases your business acumen through the lens of the health care industry. Over the duration of this degree program, you will develop a network of peers, mentors and executives in the healthcare industry through the immersive and integration experiences. You will engage in growing a global perspective.

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 and onsite Executives-in-Residence. 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 Global Health Care 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.

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. 

The MHA is recommended for early career professionals with up to 6 years work experience in health care and with an interest in or on a managerial track.

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.
  • In Person Interview



Master of Health Administration students currently complete 46 hours to complete their degree program. These courses involve integrated learning experiences to apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations.

MHA students must complete all of the following courses:

  • BU 6303 - Health Services Management
  • BU 6323 - The U.S. Health Care System
  • BU 6523 - Managing Human Resources
  • BU6353 - Coaching for Managers
  • HA 6113 - Health Policy
  • HA 6123 - Health Care Analytics and Analysis
  • HA 6133 - Strategic Use of Health Care Information Systems
  • 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

Each semester concludes with an integration course.

Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

Tuition for the MHA is $1,135 per semester hour for a total tuition cost of $52,250.

Types of Aid


Student-to-Faculty Ratio


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.

Nashville, TN

A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville, Tennessee 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.

Small Class Sizes

You’ll have opportunities to engage in meaningful discussion, receive one-on-one faculty mentorship and ask difficult questions in our small class sizes. Plus, you’ll feel supported in a tight-knit learning community.

Alumni and Student Stories

Karen Polk

Karen Polk ('22)

“Two former HCA employees and current Lipscomb professors, Bart Liddle and Donita Brown, presented an overview of the MHA program to HCA employees. Their presentation captured my attention so much that I reached out to Donita afterwards to ask additional questions about the program. 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.”

Chloe Ligon

Chloe Ligon ('21)

“I was drawn to Lipscomb's MHA program because it was in the Nashville area. 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.”

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.”

Daphne Palakie

Daphne Palakie ('21)

"Not only did I have an opportunity to be part of a charter class and potentially help further develop it for future cohorts, but I was intimately familiar with many of the leaders and professors that participated in cultivating the program. 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."

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."

Our Faculty

  • Leslie Tomaszewski headshot

    Lesley Tomaszewski

    Associate Professor and 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
  • Bart Liddle headshot

    Bart Liddle

    Associate Dean

    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
  • Donita Brown headshot

    Donita Brown


    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

    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.

Advanced Healthcare Therapists

Apply business acumen to a variety of therapies as an Advanced Healthcare Therapist to further growth.