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June 19, 2007
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EMU regents approve new master of health adminstration program

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Board of Regents approved a new academic program, the master of health administration (MHA), at its regular meeting June 19.

The new program is a 30-credit-hour master’s degree that consists of six core courses, two elective courses and an integrative analysis project. Students with no previous healthcare experience also will complete a two-credit internship.

The 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.

To be eligible, students must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited university. Students who meet the minimum requirements for admission to the Graduate School, but have a GPA below 3.0, may be given conditional admission to the program. Once the student has successfully completed 12 credit hours, he or she would be fully admitted to the program.

Courses will be offered during the evening, online as a hybrid or in a compressed format, one or two days per month to serve the need of working students.

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