Reasons to Choose VCU

Below are 10 reasons why you should choose the MHA Program at VCU if considering a graduate degree in health administration.

Reputation

As one of the oldest programs in the nation, the VCU MHA Program is continuously accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and ranked by US New & World Report as the #3 health management program in the country.

Administrative Residency

The one-year, paid Administrative Residency is an opportunity to learn from a senior level health care executive who has a commitment to mentorship. Students are assisted with placement in residencies in a variety of health care settings and geographic locations. More...

Cutting-Edge Curriculum

The curriculum is carefully planned and frequently updated to reflect the rapidly changing health care industry. All courses are designed with application to the management of diverse health care settings and ownership types. Learning methods include case study, lecture, group projects, community projects, experiential learning and on-site assignments in Richmond's health care organizations. More...

100% Job Placement

Most of the graduates are hired into a job where they did their administrative residency. This usually serves as an entry level placement for an early careerist.

Outstanding Alumni/ae

From mentors to preceptors, our alumni/ae have a long record of engaging with and supporting current students and recent graduates. We have more than 2000 alumni/ae representing every sector of American health care. More...

Affordable Tuition

Tuition and fees are lower than non-resident tuition for other top-ranked programs. More...

Internationally-renowned Faculty

The department's full-time and part-time faculty members provide exceptional teaching while conducting nationally recognized and funded research programs. More...

Location

Richmond, capital of Virginia, affords VCU students the benefits of a thriving metropolitan city. The city's intimate neighborhoods, quaint cafes and local markets, and beautiful setting along the James River are also within a 2-hour driving distance from the ocean, mountains and Washington, D.C. More...

Student Life

Students enjoy small class sizes and a strong support network comprised of faculty, staff, alumni/ae and fellow students. Outside of the classroom, students are heavily involved in community service projects, fundraising, recreational activities, and professional organizations. More...

Professional Development Coaching

Through the three-course Executive Skills sequence, students conduct self-assessments to identify areas for development, explore relationships with external heath care organizations, and develop skills necessary for health care leadership and change management. In addition, faculty and alumni/ae serve as resources to aid students in exploring career opportunities and in preparing for the residency selection process.