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Department of
Health Administration
and Policy

"Top Graduate Programs:
Health Management"
US News & World Report

About the Health Administration and Policy Department

PJ Maddox

PJ Maddox, Ed.D.
Chair, Department of
Health Administration
and Policy

Located in the Washington, DC suburbs of Northern Virginia, the George Mason University Department of Health Administration and Policy (HAP) has been nationally and internationally recognized for its innovative curriculum, providing students the skills to succeed as leaders in both the U.S. and global healthcare systems. The mission of the department is to provide education, service and research that contribute to improving the quality of care and delivery of healthcare services. The department accomplishes this mission by preparing professionals for careers as executives and managers in acute and ambulatory care and senior housing/assisted living organizations, as well as specialists in health informatics, healthcare risk management, and health policy and research. HAP faculty members are involved in research activities across the healthcare spectrum and collaborate with numerous public and private organizations.

The department's graduate curriculum has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the nation's “Top 40” programs in healthcare management (#34, 2015). The MHA in Health Systems Management, Concentration in Executive Management is accredited by CAHME, the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Administration is the largest in Virginia and is certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

For program details including curriculum and admissions information, use the areas of study links to the left.

Programs of Study

HAP offers both graduate and undergraduate programs in healthcare administration, health informatics, health policy, and senior housing administration.

Doctoral Program

  • PhD in Health Services Research
    This new program will begin in fall 2015 and offers two concentrations: Health Systems and Policy, and Knowledge Discovery and Health Informatics.

Graduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

CAHME Accredited          AUPHA