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Master of Health Administration
The Master of Health Administration (MHA) is a graduate degree designed specifically for managers or administrators in health services, health professionals who have managerial and administrative responsibilities, health professionals who change their careers to become managers and administrators, as well as for those managers who work in related fields such as health insurance, government health policy, and the pharmaceutical industries. The MHA provides students with graduate level knowledge, tools, techniques and insights to become capable managers and administrators in various organizations in health services.

The MHA degree program is a 45 credit-hour program. Students must take ten core courses in health administration, one capstone course, and four electives from disciplines such as health administration, business administration, or project management. The combination of core courses and electives provides a strong foundation in theory and practice to allow MHA graduates to do a good job performing their managerial and administrative duties in health services.

MHA Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
  • Evaluate the impact of economic, social, and policy factors on health policy
  • Analyze legal and ethical issues relevant to healthcare administration
  • Examine data in health care organizations with qualitative, quantitative and decision making tools
  • Apply knowledge and skills necessary to manage and administer health care organizations
MHA Core Courses
ECON 522 Economics of Health and Healthcare
FIN 620 Financial Management in Health Services
HA 500 Health Services System
HA 510 Epidemiology and Public Health
HA 530 Organizational Behavior in Health Services
HA 540 Law and Ethics in Health Services
HA 550 Healthcare Management
HA 620 Long-Term Care Management
MKT 520 Health Services Marketing
STAT 520 Statistics in Health Services
MHA Capstone Course
HA 699 Health Policy
MHA Acceptable Electives
ACCT 610 Managerial Accounting in Healthcare
COMM 500 Communication and Soft Skills
HA 610 Managed Healthcare
HA 660 Global Health
HA 680 Quality Management in Health Services
MGT 530 Leadership and Organization
MGT 550 Project Management
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