Program Structure and Curriculum

The Master of Health Administration program is designed to deepen your knowledge of the broad principles and tools necessary for the effective delivery of health care. We equip you with the ability to harness innovative strategic approaches, and the latest technological data and systems, advancements in medical care, and approaches to management.

The curriculum can be completed full-time in 16 to 24 months, and comprises 44 to 48 credits, depending on whether you have professional health care work experience. A part-time option is available and you would work with an advisor to customize your study plan and course sequence.

Courses run on weekday evenings after 5 p.m. when you can either be in-person or participate via a blended/hybrid online learning design option allowing you easy remote access to live lectures and all course materials.

During the program, you will:

  • Explore environments, processes, and structures of health care systems
  • Examine evidence-based frameworks, management, and value-creation processes
  • Apply organizational tools for effective and efficient management
  • Study trends, experimentation, and emerging strategic innovations in the current health care landscape
  • Foster core competencies in technical and substantive knowledge, conceptional reasoning, and skills development

Capstone Project

We focus on the practical application of these curricular elements. As the culmination of your study, you will be required to complete a capstone project: a health care improvement project using lean and other management principles, addressing an important management problem faced in either your employer’s organization or another host institution. Your project will have real-world impact.

Program Schedule

The following sample program schedule offers you a view of how your curriculum might be structured. Requirements may differ based on your professional health care experience.

MHA Fall 1 Courses


Course Number

Course Title


MHA 1001

Intro to the US Health Care System


MPH 0300

Biostatistics (may be used instead of MHA 2001)


MHA 1002

Strategic Planning for Health Care Delivery


MHA 2005

Population Health and Managed Care


MHA 1009

Seminar 1: Process Improvement  and Project Management Tools and Methods (Lean Greenbelt)



Managerial Skills Choose Any 1 Session {MHA students are required to complete a total of 4 sessions during the program; sessions are offered every term)


MHA 5001

I. Team Building 1: Discerning your team style and preferences (Uses DiSC Assessment Tool)

.5 (half credit per session)

MHA 5002

II. Team Building 2: Managing team conflict towards productive outcomes

.5 (half credit per session)


III. Driving Improved Team Effectiveness

.5 (half credit per session)


IV. Leading Teams During Crisis (joint session with cohorts)

.5 (half credit per session)


*Elective courses for MHA students


MPH 0400*

Introduction to Epidemiology


MPH 0108*

Comparative Health Systems