The Health Administration Program
Deborah Peters, Director
APS 116, (406) 896-5832
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:
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.
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 to the Master of Health Administration program is based on the following criteria:
- Two copies of official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate institutions to verify:
- Graduation from an accredited institution,
- Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 64 semester (96 quarter) hours (based on a 4 point scale),
- Graduate GPA of at least 3.00.
- Completion of the GMAT or the GRE with scores submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies.
- A professional resume.
- 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.
- 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 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.