Master's Programs

Graduate Program Membership Types

AUPHA offers two membership options for programs offering master’s degrees in health administration.

Associate Graduate Program Membership
Any academic unit providing a degree at the master’s level in healthcare management in a regionally accredited university. Any program / university campus / academic unit in the US or abroad may qualify for membership.

Full Graduate Program Membership
Full Graduate Program Members meet the requirements above and are explicitly included in the self-study and formal findings of recognized specialized accreditors. AUPHA recognizes all program and school/college level (not university or institutional level) specialized accreditors recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) or recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or with ISO international certification.

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For more information

Download the AUPHA Now and Into the Future Membership Benefits brochure.

To start a Graduate Program Membership, download the AUPHA Program Membership Application.

For questions about Graduate Program Membership resources and services contact Chris Anne Sanyer, Director of Membership, at or (202) 804-4213.

Value, Connection, Distinction

AUPHA provides health administration programs and faculty value, connection and distinction.


    AUPHA strives to bring value for every dues dollar. Program membership extends member access and benefits to all faculty affiliated with the program.

    Members receive at no additional cost:

    • Registration for most AUPHA sponsored webinars.
    • The Data Warehouse in the Center for Learning, Achievement, and Success (CLAS), which provides members access to a range of de-identified data from past surveys conducted with membership.
    • Access to all digital issues of the Journal of Health Administration Education.
    • The Exchange digital newsletter.
    • Access to copies of curriculums, syllabi, and case studies shared by members.
    • Marketing materials.

    Members receive discounted rates on:


    Members consistently rate the ability to make connections and share with peers as one of the greatest benefits of AUPHA.

    • HAMPCAS - Ensure your graduate program is on the radar of applicants when you participate in the Health Administration, Management Centralized Application Service, free to AUPHA members.
    • AUPHA’s network of nearly 250 health administration programs and 3,500 faculty connects members to institutions and health administration professionals throughout the world.
    • Virtual Forums allow members to share knowledge and expertise through topic-specific Faculty Forums, Discussion Groups, and the Open Forum..
    • Committees, task forces and advisory groups give members the opportunity to help shape the association.
    • Webinars connect members to experts presenting the most current information on trending topics.
    • In-person conferences are the best way to meet other active and engaged health administration professionals.
    • Connect with prospective students through the AUPHA Online Directory and free, customizable marketing videos and brochures.

    Added Resources for Full Graduate Program Members

    Full Graduate Program Members receive these additional benefits:

      Why AUPHA Matters

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      Membership Dues

      Dues are based upon the type of membership and the number of students enrolled.