Tulane University MHA

Tulane University, New Orleans, in 1904. Gibso...

Tulane University, New Orleans, in 1904. Gibson Hall. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Type of Degree

MHA Degree, JD/MHA, 4+1 BA/MHA

Type of Program


General University Information

Tulane University (officially The Tulane University of Louisiana or simply TU) is a private, nonsectarian research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Founded as a public medical college in 1834, the school grew into a comprehensive university in 1847 and was eventually privatized under the endowments of Paul Tulane and Josephine Louise Newcomb in 1884. Tulane is a member of the Association of American Universities and the colloquial Southern Ivy League.

Program Description

Graduates are employed with public and private hospitals, ambulatory care organizations, long-term care institutions, health maintenance organizations, insurance companies, multi-institutional systems, and other organizations concerned with the planning, delivery, and financing of personal health services. The program has been fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) since 1971.

The MHA program resides in the Health Systems Management and Policy Concentration in the Department of Global Health Systems and Development of the School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, a CEPH-accredited school. CEPH requires that the students pursuing the MHA degree be “grounded in basic public health knowledge,” specifically that they “obtain a broad introduction to public health, as well as [an] understanding of how their discipline-based specialization[s] relate[s] to achieving public health goals” with not less than three semester hours of credit devoted to these requirements. CAHME requirements are embodied in the Program Competencies delineated below.

Admission Requirements

A baccalaureate degree is required for admission to the MHA degree program. The ideal educational preparation would include study in the natural, social, and behavioral sciences, mathematics, economics, business and humanities. There are no specific educational prerequisites since no one undergraduate major is preferred above others.

The School’s minimum admission requirements include a GRE score of 1000 or higher. The Program also seeks students with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or better. The MHA program of study allows exceptions for outstanding performance either on the GRE or the undergraduate GPA, impressive service or professional experience, or strong recommendations.




New Orleans, LA

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