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The students within the UIC Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), experience a rigorous course curriculum that provides core knowledge and concepts within the major healthcare disciplines.

Courses are taught by healthcare academicians and practitioners that provide students with a blend of cutting-edge theory and an understanding of how theory is applied within the healthcare sector, and are aligned with the NCHL Competency Model.  Faculty possess a broad range of expertise in essential healthcare subjects, including healthcare finance, population health management, strategic marketing and planning, physician relations, and operational leadership.


  • Residential Program (59 SH)

    Designed for early careerists who aspire to become leaders in the healthcare industry.  Students are generally in the first few years of their career within the healthcare industry or new college graduates. This campus-based track is offered full and part-time. Keep reading on this page to learn more about the program.

  • Executive (EMHA) Program (48 SH)

    Preparing mid to senior-level clinical and executive healthcare professionals who seek a graduate degree that will lead to progressively responsible leadership roles in the healthcare field. Learn more about the Executive MHA.

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  • 2 Earned Accreditations

  • 12 Month Preceptorship

  • 100 % Placement Rate

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Faculty Spotlight

Photo of Dr. Nicholas (Nick) Tilipman, Assistant Professor

Dr. Nicholas (Nick) Tilipman, Assistant Professor in Health Policy and Administration & MHA Research Faculty was awarded the Bernard H.Baum Golden Apple Award in Spring 2021. Dr. Tilipman’s research focuses on consumer and firm behavior, insurance benefit design, and provider competition. In 2012-2013, Nick served as a Staff Economist for the White House Council of Economic Advisers, working on unemployment insurance and Affordable Care Act implementation issues. His current research grant is titled, Advancing a Model of Predicting Marketplace Enrollment and Premiums.

Alumna Highlight

MHA alumna Sarah Carter

MHA alumna Sarah Carter received her Master of Healthcare Administration(MHA) in Health Policy and Administration (HPA) in 2019. She transitioned from the MHA program into an administrative fellowship with Kaiser Permanente based in Portland, Oregon, where she then continued to work for three years before returning to Chicago. She is now a Senior Manager at Northwestern Medicine.

The logos of CAHME and AUPHA.