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About the Program

Undergraduate Programs

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree in health administration have a number of exciting employment options. These options include, but are not limited to hospitals, public health departments, managed care, health care insurance, health care regulation, mental health, human resource management, health finance, health care for poor and underserved populations, and international health.

Since 1988 more than 120 undergraduates have actively participated in sponsored research projects. Several of these students have used this research experience as a basis for an honors thesis or other publications. Undergraduates who have participated in faculty research projects at Eastern Michigan typically gain co-authorship in professional journal articles, participate in technical briefings to governmental bodies or research sponsors, and present findings at professional or academic meetings.

As a Health Administration student, you will be eligible to compete in the Student Research Paper of the Year competition, sponsored by the American Academy of Medical Administrators. EMU students have historically done well in this competition, earning a national reputation for academic excellence.

Graduate Programs

EMUs graduate health administration program is designed to develop qualified professionals with solid knowledge and skills on issues related to analysis, planning, design and management of healthcare institutions and organizations. Students completing the program will be prepared to serve local, state and national communities by contributing to healthcare-related forums and discussions on health issues, especially those relating to social policy and populations at risk.

The Graduate Certificate in Health Administration program supports the ongoing need for trained, competent, health professionals.  The program’s curriculum focuses on developing the management skills needed in today’s healthcare industry.  The certificate provides specialized knowledge and includes a practicum option that will allow health professionals from a variety of fields to prepare themselves for management and administrative responsibilities.

MHA Program Mission and Vision

The Health Administration Program is part of the School of Health Sciences, 313 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.4096