1. Master of Health Administration
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The Master of Health Administration program will prepare you to employ innovative strategic approaches and modern technological data and systems to streamline the delivery of health care. The curriculum can be completed in as little as 16 to 24 months for full-time students, and comprises 44 to 48 credits, depending on your professional health care experience. For a part-time option, you can work with an advisor to customize your study plan and course sequence.

The Graduate School Course Catalog provides a full breakdown of program courses. Courses run on weekday evenings after 5 pm ET, allowing you to earn your degree while maintaining employment. We offer courses both in-person or in a blended/hybrid online learning platform.

Program Curriculum

Our curriculum features a variety of courses covering three training areas, as well as hands-on opportunities to develop effective management skills through your capstone project and internship.

We will enhance your technical skills to ensure your comprehension is strong in today’s health care settings. You will be prepared for success in the workforce to:

  • Analyze economic data and financial information for strategic decision-making, understand market influences, and create organizational efficiencies and cost savings
  • Apply operations management tools and practices to optimize performance
  • Leverage information systems and technologies to improve patient-centered health care delivery
  • Master the tenets of human resource management
  • Understand the content and implications of health care public policy, the nature of the regulatory system, and the intricacies of medical reimbursement and payment systems
  • Identify social and behavioral factors of public health, and craft methodologies for successful public health interventions

By learning valuable conceptual reasoning techniques, you will have the executive frame of mind to lead effective change in health care. You will graduate ready to:

  • Understand and develop rationales, theories, and models of health care policymaking
  • Develop effective strategic thinking, planning, and implementation skills
  • Build skills to foster innovation, including psychology, processes, and implementation
  • Enhance knowledge of effective communications strategies and principles
  • Develop a firm grasp on policy perspectives and context about health care delivery issues
  • Improve problem-solving skills, while balancing financial, legal, and medical considerations

The Master of Health Administration program strengthens your skillset for navigating the professional work environment, including:

  • Building teams and managing decision-making
  • Spearheading projects, initiatives, and teams
  • Handling and managing conflicts at every level of the organization
  • Working with diverse populations and cultures
  • Recognizing, analyzing, and addressing ethical issues concerning health care delivery

Participants will have the opportunity to work on a health care improvement project addressing an important management problem faced in either their employer’s organization or in another host institution.

 The administrative internship consists of collaboration between the student, a site supervisor/preceptor, faculty advisor and Program Director. The internship provides students the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of lessons learned in coursework and apply to an administrative fieldwork setting relevant to a student’s area of interest in health care delivery management.

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