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The vision of the MHA program is to lead a community of professionals who, through lifelong learning, dedicate themselves to improving quality, affordability, and access to health care services.


The mission of the MHA program is to prepare health administration professionals by educating them at appropriate career levels about the management, organization, financing, delivery, and performance of the health care system. We will prepare students through traditional and emerging instructional methods and practical field experiences, enhanced by research in the field, so that graduates may become effective managers and leaders in health services organizations.


We value the enrichment that both practitioner experience and faculty research bring to the learning experience for students; we value the development of student knowledge, skills, and attitudes in ethical leadership, critical thought, and oral and written communications; we value service and outreach to the professional community, enhancing the student experience through the vibrant synergy among the academy, our alumni, and the industry. We embrace the Penn State principles regarding academic integrity and civility.