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Master of Health Administration

The MHA degree prepares students for careers in health services management in a broad range of health care organizations in an evolving health care delivery system.

Structured to meet the highest professional and accreditation standards, the program is designed to address the needs of: (1) experienced or mid-level health care administrative and/or clinical professionals, for promotion and further career advancement; and (2) individuals without previous experience in health administration, for entry and mid-level health care managerial positions, and to facilitate their advancement into senior management. The MHA program will provide students with tools for successful careers and personal growth through:

  • The use of both on-campus and off-campus media to enhance their skills, knowledge and abilities in health administration at a reasonable expense;
  • Instruction of theoretical and conceptual frameworks for programmatic solutions in actual practice settings
  • Instruction in the domains and competencies required of professional academic programs offering a master's degree in healthcare management education
  • Preparation for leadership in private, public, profit or non-profit health service organizations
  • Community based internships that add value to patients’ care

Additional MHA educational objectives also include:

  • Development of independent thinking in a complex world,
  • Development of superior health administration skills,
  • Development of strong health economics/financial skills,
  • Exposure to current health care systems analysis and forecasting

Program Chair

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Dr. Thomas McIlwain
Professor and Director, MHA Program