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The Johns Hopkins University, commonly referred to as Johns Hopkins, JHU, or simply Hopkins, is a private research university based in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Johns Hopkins maintains campuses in Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Italy; China and Singapore.
The university was founded on January 22, 1876 and named for its benefactor, the philanthropist Johns Hopkins. Daniel Coit Gilman was inaugurated as first president on February 22, 1876.
Johns Hopkins pioneered the concept of the modern research university in the United States and has ranked among the world’s top such universities throughout its history. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has ranked Johns Hopkins #1 among U.S. academic institutions in total science, medical and engineering research and development spending for 31 consecutive years.
The Master of Health Administration program is designed to develop health care leaders for a rapidly changing world. This accelerated program provides a rigorous and comprehensive academic experience with a career-building residency. The MHA is a professional degree that emphasizes the conceptual, analytical, and applied skills required to advance into high level careers in hospitals and health systems, top tier consulting firms and other health care related businesses The curriculum includes a wide variety of courses and opportunities to study current economic, social, technical, and marketplace issues that are directly influencing the health sector. Required courses provide students with a thorough grounding in the U.S. health care system.
The program is a full graduate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
Applications to the MHA program are considered by a faculty admissions committee which reviews a range of criteria and considers the overall balance of each applicant’s qualifications. A strong undergraduate academic record is expected and the personal statement, a central element to the application, is an opportunity to explain your commitment to the field. Applicants should also include a resume.
Scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) less than five years old are required for all applicants regardless of academic or professional background.