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Master of Health Administration Program Goals

Programmatic goals include obtaining a selection of both diverse student and faculty educational and experiential backgrounds to foster increased interdisciplinary understanding of health care. Because a health administrator supports those who provide care, it is incumbent to include both clinicians and non-clinicians in the student body to refine their analytical, verbal and quantitative skills for resolving complex health care issues. Individuals learn both cognitive and effective educational domains at the highest levels.

The MHA program will provide students with tools for successful careers and personal growth through:

  • Preparation for leadership in private, public, profit or non-profit health service organizations;
  • Instruction of theoretical and conceptual frameworks for programmatic solutions in actual practice settings;
  • Instruction in the domains and competencies required by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME);
  • Internships that add value to patients’ care (required);
  • A unique professional based project focused on improving care or resource use in healthcare; and,
  • The use of both on-campus and off-campus media to enhance their skills, knowledge and abilities in health administration at a reasonable expense.