MBA/Master of Health Administration in Health Policy and Management

Combining the strengths from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health and the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, the MHA/MBA joint degree program prepares students to lead a wide range of organizations and agencies in the health services.  Students gain key business skills and specialized knowledge in healthcare through a blend of courses in management, finance, health care quality improvement, outcomes measurement and analytics. 


The standard full-time curriculum is a three-year, 78-credit course of study leading to the joint degree. The competency-based curriculum emphasizes both professional and leadership development, as well as functional management skills, blending courses across both the Katz School (MBA) and Pitt Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management (MHA) in six academic terms.

Students are required to complete a management residency in the first summer term that may be extended into the second summer term. These supervised placements in health care services or health-related practice sites are an invaluable experience for professional development and networking. The student must also complete a master’s essay and an applied management project at the residency site.


Students must complete applications for, and be accepted into, both the Graduate School of Public Health and the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. Application to Pitt Public Health must be submitted through SOPHAS at Application to the Katz Graduate School of Business should be made at

To apply to Katz MHA-MBA Dual-Degree Program, complete the Katz MBA Application Process, providing your GMAT scores, academic background, and work experience. Please indicate on the application that you are interested in being considered for the MHA-MBA Joint-Degree Program. While interviews are not a strict requirement for every prospective candidate, evaluative interviews are regularly conducted on campus, by telephone, or by Skype if it is not possible to meet in person.

For more information about the MHA-MBA Dual-Degree Program, call the MBA Admissions Office at 1-412-648-1700, send an e-mail to


Pitt Public Health Katz Graduate School of Business

Wesley Rohrer, PhD 

Jessica Dornin, MSL
Program Coordinator

Rabikar Chatterjee, PhD