Our Students are Future U.S. and Global Health Care Leaders

A World-Class Education Near the Heart of the Nation's Capital

Department of Health Administration and Policy

Located 15 miles from the nation’s capital, the Department of Health Administration and Policy at George Mason University provides students the education, service, and research opportunities to contribute to improving the quality of care and delivery of health care services. Our innovative, nationally and internationally recognized curriculum in health administration and policy prepares students to work in public and private health care organizations, think tanks, and research facilities.

Research to Improve Health

  • Collaborate with Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Solve complex health administration and policy issues
  • Work directly with faculty on original research
  • Impact the health policy decisions of the future
  • Ranked in the top 40 of nation’s health care management programs

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Lead a variety of private, non-profit, or public health care organizations.

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Improve quality of care with technology, information science, and business.

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Engage in health policy improvement at the local, state, and national level.

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Computer Research

Health Services

Creatively research complex health and health system problems.

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Meet our Alumni

Hear from our alumni why HAP should be a part of your career pathway.

Kat Irvin

Katherine Irvin
BS ‘09, MS ‘12

Diana Sherriff

Diana Sheriff
MS '14

Cynthia Carney

Cynthia Carney
MHA '14


of Capstone Preceptor Organizations polled over eight semesters would hire HAP alumni if given the opportunity.