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Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.)

 The Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) prepares students for private and public sector leadership positions. In addition to the five core areas of public health, the curriculum helps students develop skills and knowledge in basic business disciplines with application to health services; a clinical and community perspective and professional skills. Students develop an understanding of organizational models and management principles applied to health settings; health care financial management and economics; quality and performance improvement; health policy and policy analysis; strategic planning and marketing; and health law and ethics.

The core competencies for the Master of Health Administration program are stated below. The competency model includes five domains:

  1. Management Science and Technology
  2. Strategy and Leadership
  3. Public Policies and Community Orientation
  4. Economics and Financial Management
  5. Professionalism and Communication Skills
The M.H.A. requires a minimum of 54 semester credit hours including the field experience.