Healthcare Administration

The School of Public Health (SPH), with support from the College of Business Administration (CBA), offers a two-year graduate program leading to the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA). The Master of Healthcare Administration is a program designed for students who have chosen a management career in health services organizations such as hospitals, community-based ambulatory care centers, managed-care plans, the health supply chain, and long-term care providers. These students will receive an educational program that combines competence in management with an in-depth knowledge of the healthcare sector and of the management issues it faces. Required core courses emphasize accounting, economics, finance, human resources, strategic population-based planning, informatics, marketing, and management. Courses in CBA are an integral component of the MHA program. The program coordinates practical experience through the MHA Preceptorship with medical centers, hospitals, long-term care organizations, and ambulatory care centers.

In addition, SPH offers a two‐year graduate program composed of 48 semester hours leading to the Executive Master of Healthcare Administration (EMHA). The Executive Master of Healthcare Administration is a program designed for professionals with extensive clinical experience or managerial healthcare experience who would like to pursue upper‐level management careers in health services organizations such as hospitals, community‐based ambulatory care centers, managed‐care plans, the health supply chain, physician group practices, and long‐term care providers.