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Health Administration

The MHA Program enriches students in a supportive, intellectually dynamic and diverse community. Our dedicated faculty balance teaching and research to prepare our graduates with significant learning experiences, practical skills and real world awareness. Our students learn in and beyond the classroom to improve health and health care delivery in local and global communities.

VISION:

The MHA Program will be recognized as a leader in health administration graduate education, research and service.

CORE VALUES:
  • Excellence
  • Respect
  • Inclusiveness
  • Relevance
  • Integrity

Program Admission:

The following criteria are required for admission into this program:

  1. Comply with the Graduate School’s admission requirements;
  2. GMAT/GRE at 50th percentile or higher;
  3. A bachelors degree from an accredited university;
  4. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0;
  5. Have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate level descriptive statistics course;
  6. A minimum of two years of professional work experience

In addition to meeting these requirements students will need to submit, as part of the application process an:

  • Essay
  • Resume

The application deadlines are as follows:

  • March 30 for Fall Admission
  • October 15 for Winter Admission

Applicants who do not meet the minimum standards in one area, but exceed the standard in others, may be considered for admission on a case by cases basis.

International students need to meet the admission criteria as domestic students. In additional they need to take English Language proficiency tests and earn at least an 84 in the TOEFL, with a minimum score of 20 in each sections.

Required Core Courses: 23 hours

  • HLAD 510 - Medical Care Organization 3 hrs
  • HLAD 511 - Health Law 3 hrs
  • HLAD 520 - Healthcare Management Theory 3 hrs
  • HLAD 524 - Healthcare Manager Strategies 3 hrs
  • HLAD 610 - Leadership in Health Care Administration 3 hrs
  • PLSC 660 - Public Health Care Policy 2 hrs

One course from the following:

  • MGMT 509 - Strategic Human Resource Management 3 hrs
  • PLSC 515 - Public Personnel Administration 3 hrs

One course from the following:

  • HLAD 521 - Healthcare Finance 3 hrs
  • PLSC 540 - Public Budget Administration 3 hrs

Research Courses: 5 hours

Select either Sequence I or Sequence II

Sequence I:

  • HLAD 600 - Health Care Research Methods 3 hrs
  • *  PLSC 677 - Analytical Methods for Public Administration 2 hrs

Sequence II:

  • *  PLSC 677 - Analytical Methods for Public Administration 2 hrs
  • PLSC 678 - Analytical Techniques for Public Administration 3 hrs

Content Specific Electives: 3-6 hours

One to two courses from the following:

  • HLAD 512 - Reimbursement for Health Care Services 3 hrs
  • HLAD 525 - Quality Improvement in Health Care 3 hrs
  • HLAD 526 - Effective Long-Term Care Administration 3 hrs
  • PLSC 635 - Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation 2 hrs

Culminating Project Courses: 2-5 hours

  • HLAD 690 - Integrative Analysis Project I 2 hrs
  • HLAD 691 - Integrative Analysis Project II 3 hrs
  • HLAD 692 - Integrative Analysis Project III 1 hr