2010-2012 Graduate Studies Catalog

The Health Administration Program

Deborah Peters, Director
APS 116, (406) 896-5832

healthadministration@msubillings.edu

Faculty

Folorunso Akintan, Jim Aspevig, Brad Beauvais, Matthew S. Brooks, Deana Fuller, Don Griffin, Catherine Grott, Patrick Hermanson, Lenette Kosovich, Roland B. Loudenburg, Theresa Parker, Mary Helen McSweeney, Debby Tennyson-Feinstein, Lyle M. Seavy, Carrie Stringham

The department offers and administers the following Graduate Degree program:

Master of Health Administration

Mission

The Master of Health Administration is an online executive program designed for working professionals who wish to pursue advanced studies in the business and management of healthcare.  As a health management “generalist” program, the MHA is appropriate for clinicians, mid-level managers, and others who desire to advance in this growing field.

Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Montana State University Billings Masters of Health Administration program has the competencies to:

  • Utilize financial, legal, ethical, and human resource factors in making appropriate management and administrative decisions.
  • Apply epidemiological data, health information, and health quality techniques to achieve optimal clinical and business performance.
  • Assess changes in state and federal health policy and implement healthcare reforms.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Health Administration program is based on the following criteria:

  1. Two copies of official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate institutions to verify:
    1. Graduation from an accredited institution,
    2. Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 64 semester (96 quarter) hours (based on a 4 point scale),
    3. Graduate GPA of at least 3.00.
  2. Completion of the GMAT or the GRE with scores submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies.
  3. A professional resume.
  4. A letter of application which introduces the applicant, outlines the applicant’s educational and career goals, and articulates how completion of the MHA will contribute to those goals.
  5. Three written recommendations (Recommendation Form and letter) from individuals who provide an evaluation of the applicant’s potential as a graduate student, professional abilities, potential for success in a health administration career, commitment to service, and motivation to excel.

Transfer Credits

Transfer credits for the Master of Health Administration program are accepted from regionally accredited institutions of higher education on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the student’s advisor.  No course credit may be transferred unless the grade received was a “B” or better.  Copies of syllabi from transfer courses may be required to accurately judge the equivalency of courses.

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