Dr. Tom McIlwain, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator, Master of Health Administration
The curriculum of the MHA is designed to prepare professionals from both health and non-health related areas to lead health service organizations. All students enrolled in the MHA will be required to take Foundation, Advanced, and Elective courses, in addition to a 225 hour internship. The total number of credits is 45.
The vision of the MHA program is to be a premier high value provider of health administration education at the regional, state and national level to all types of clinical and non-clinical individuals.
The mission of the program is to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for entry and mid-level management and leadership positions in a variety of health service organizations in the changing health service system, and to provide excellence in professional education, scholarly research and community service in health care management.
The program is based on an approach that draws on the expertise of faculty from diverse disciplines. Our mission is pursued through education, research and service to:
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:
Additional MHA educational objectives also include:
On behalf of the entire health administration faculty and staff, we look forward to your application for the MHA.
Tom McIlwain, MPH, PhD
Professor and Director - MHA Program