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 in 16 to 24 months, and comprises 44 to 48 credits, depending on whether you have professional health care work experience. 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.

Year 1 Schedule

Course Title

Course Number

Credits

Term

Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System
(Required for those with less than 3 years of health care work experience)

MHA 1001

1

Year 1, Fall

 

Strategic Operations and Program Management

MHA 1003

3

Year 1, Fall

 

Strategic Planning for Health Care Delivery

MHA 1002

3

Year 1, Fall

 

Foundational Managerial Skills

MHA 5001

.5

Year 1, Fall

 

Health Informatics and Technology

MHA 1006

3

Year 1, Spring 1

Organizational Behavior and Human Resources

MHA 1004

3

Year 1, Spring 1

Health Economics

MHA 1005

3

Year 1, Spring 1

Foundational Managerial Skills Seminar B

MHA 5002

.5

Year 1, Spring 1

Budgeting and Finance Essentials

MHA 1007

3

Year 1, Spring 2

Health Care Policy

MHA 1008

3

Year 1, Spring 2

Transforming Health Care Delivery Seminar #1: Lean Process Improvement and Methods

MHA 1009

2

Year 1, Spring 2

Foundational Managerial Skills Seminar C

MHA 5003

.5

Year 1, Spring 2


Year 2 Schedule

 Course Title  Course Number  Credits  Term

Quantitative and Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Decision-making

or
Introduction to Biostatistics

MHA 2001





MPH 0300

3

Year 2, Fall

Leadership, Ethics, and Professionalism in Health Care

 MHA 2002

3

Year 2, Fall

Transforming Health Care Delivery Seminar #2: Lean as a Management System

MHA 2003

2

Year 2, Fall

Delivery Seminar #1: Lean Process Improvement and Methods

MHA 2003

2

Year 2, Fall

Foundational Managerial Skills Seminar D and E

MHA 5004

.5

Year 2, Fall

Marketing for Health Care Delivery

MHA 2006

3

Year 2, Spring 1

Managed Health Care and Health Insurance

MHA 2005

3

Year 2, Spring 1

Elective

 

3

Year 2, Spring 1

Internship
(Required only for those with no health care work experience)

MHA 8001

1-3

Year 2, Spring 2

Capstone Project

MHA 8000

2

Year 2, Spring