The Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree programis designed to meet the educational needs of working professionals and others who desire to advance in the field of health administration. The program consists of a sequence of concentrated online courses which are generally eight weeks long, plus a Capstone Project, and an Internship. The Internship is required of students who do not have a strong background in healthcare management or administration. The MHA is typically completed in 20 to 24 months; the plan of study can be adjusted with the advisor’s prior approval.
Careers: What can you do with a degree in Health Administration?
Admission Criteria/Application Procedures
- 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 semesters or 96 quarter hours
- 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
(includes the completed Recommendation Form and a letter) from individuals who provide an evaluation of the professional abilities, potential for success in a health administration career, commitment to service, and motivation to succeed.
Apply via MSUB Application process
- Online application available on the Web
- Web-based printable application for New MSUB Students
- Web-based printable application for Returning MSUB Students
- Get Recommendation Form
Apply via HAMPCAS
Online? Entirely Online
Evening Classes? N/A
Program Length: The program may be completed in 20-24 months.
|HADM 605 Evidence Based Management||2||HADM 640 Managerial Epidemiology||3|
|HADM 607 Health Information Management||3||HADM 645 Healthcare Management||3|
|HADM 610 Healthcare Systems and Policy||3||HADM 675 Healthcare Human Resources||2|
|HADM 615 Managerial Accounting & Budgeting||3||HADM 685 Research & Evaluation Methods||3|
|HADM 620 Health Operations Methods||2||HADM 687 Healthcare Marketing & Strategy||3|
|HADM 622 Health Quality Techniques||3||HADM 697 Capstone||3|
|HADM 625 Healthcare Finance & Reimbursement||3||HADM 696 Cooperative Ed/Int in Health Admin*||3|
|HADM 632 Health Economics||2||STAT 541 Applied Statistics||3|
|HADM 635 Health Law & Ethics||3||Total minimum credits required for degree||44-47|
|*May be waived after consultation with Program Director|
MHA curricular goals are based on industry competency models and accreditation criteria standards:
- Political, social and economic factors that affect health organizations and policy
- Managerial, economic, legal and ethical analysis of health management decisions
- Organization management, theory and behavior as applied to healthcare organizations
- Financial management of healthcare organizations
- Quantitative methods for business and health, including epidemiology, quality and outcomes assessment, medical information and information systems
- Program and policy formulation, implementation and evaluation
- Assess community and population health status
- Managing continuous quality
- Written and oral communication for evidence-based practice
Please contact the office of Graduate Studies for information about this program, admission requirements, application forms, graduate assistantships and other scholarship information. Contact us as well for information about any of our graduate degree programs.
Our office is located in McMullen Hall, First Floor.
The office is open from 8:00 to 5:00 (Mountain time) Monday through Friday. Office: 406-657-2238 Fax: 406-657-2302