Newswise — (NEW YORK –September TK, 2019)  –  The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has begun offering a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree. Applications for the new MHA program are now open for enrollment starting in January, March, or September, 2020.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, one of the leading medical schools in the nation, is known for its capacity to seamlessly integrate its students into the health care system. Situated in the midst of a thriving academic medical and research center, the school is also in one of the world’s most diverse cities, serving a uniquely complex patient population.

The new MHA program leverages these assets and the deep expertise of its leading executives to prepare the next generation of health care administrators who will become leaders in a landscape shaped by competing and complex political, legal, medical, and financial forces.

Students will also have the opportunity to complete internships and fellowships in the Mount Sinai Health System, earn additional certifications in Lean management, and connect with the system’s talent recruitment office.

“To thrive in an oversaturated marketplace and gain a competitive edge, today’s health care administrators must differentiate themselves by acquiring new skills in strategic thinking, policy creation, management, and systems operation and processes. Through direct access to leading national experts and the vast learning network of the Mount Sinai Health System, graduate students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are uniquely prepared to succeed both personally and professionally,” says Marta Filizola, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Sharon and Frederick Klingenstein/Nathan Kase, M.D. Professor of Pharmacological Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine.  

Details about the MHA curriculum are available online. The curriculum, designed for completion within 24 months or less, will engage students in a thoughtful exploration of the following areas:

  • Environments, processes, and structures of health care systems
  • Evidence-based frameworks, management, and value-creation processes
  • Organizational tools for effective and efficient management
  • Trends, experimentation, and emerging strategic innovations in the health care landscape

“The Icahn School of Medicine brings together a unique proposition for its students: a top-rated medical school and world-class health care delivery system where we provide an engaging and challenging environment in which to learn and thrive, one where students will acquire hands-on experience as well as critical strategic and operational knowledge,”says Arthur Gianelli, President of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Chief Transformation Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System, who teaches operations management to graduate students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “In this setting, we will teach our next generation of leaders about high-value health care through intellectual inquiry, mentoring opportunities, and direct experiences in the health system.”

Click here for a video featuring Mr. Gianelli describing the Icahn School of Medicine’s new MHA program.

To learn about other master’s programs at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, click here


About the Mount Sinai Health System

About the Mount Sinai Health System The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology and Mount Sinai South Nassau is ranked 35th nationally for Urology. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai South Nassau are ranked regionally. For more information, visit or find Mount Sinai on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.