Georgetown University MHA

Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA. He...

Type of Degree

MHA Degree

Type of Program


General University Information

Georgetown University is a private, Jesuit, research university whose main campus is in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown administers 180 academic programs in four undergraduate and three graduate and professional schools, and the programs in international affairs and law are particularly selective and well regarded. In addition to its main campus, renowned for the neo-Romanesque Healy Hall, Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill, as well as auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Program Description

The nationally ranked master’s program in Health Systems Administration employs a broad systems approach. The curriculum includes exposure to the social, technical, economic and policy forces that are shaping and reshaping the context of health care organizations and defining the management agenda.

The three themes that integrate the curriculum are:

  • Understanding the organization and functions of the hospital because it is the most complex health care organization
  • Quality of care – because achieving high quality is the central moral and technical responsibility of our profession
  • Leadership – because our contribution is individuals who have the competencies that are essential for organizing and leading people.

The program offers:

  • A curriculum that is competency based and practice centered with a focus on quality
  • A highly accessible faculty that includes leading academics and practitioner leaders of a variety of health care organizations
  • Small class sizes that foster close relationships with faculty members
  • Residency sites at a wide variety of organizations
  • Teaming with a practicing executive as mentor
  • An integrative case seminar that extends the length of the program
  • Opportunities to participate in the unique richness of Washington.

Admission Requirements

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences or HAMPCAS Application
Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Application Fee
Official transcripts: from all institutions where coursework has been completed. (For those applying through the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, please request that transcripts be sent to the address listed below, under “Admissions Contact.” For HAMPCAS applicants, all transcripts are sent directly to HAMPCAS).
GRE/GMAT: Required of all applicants (except those with a verified and completed graduate degree may be waived). Test scores must be received by the application deadline. GRE reporting code: 5244. GMAT reporting: JT7-VN-43




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