Health Services Policy and Management, M.H.A.
The M.H.A. program prepares students for a career in the management of the full range of programs, organizations, and facilities in health services and medical care: acute, post-acute, long-term, and managed care, in the public and private sectors. The M.H.A. is offered in a full-time format for regular students. Working professionals may complete the program on a part-time basis.
- Students will be able to apply Critical Thinking, Analysis, and Problem-Solving competencies to health services organizations.
- Students will be able to apply Management and Leadership competencies to health services/organizations.
- Students will be able to apply Communications and Interpersonal Effectiveness competencies to health services organizations.
- Students will be able to apply Professionalism and Ethics competencies to health services organizations.
- Students will be able to apply Population Health Management competencies to health services planning and management, including social determinants of health.
Degree Requirements (58 Hours)
|Accounting and Finance||9|
|Biostatistics and Quantitative Methods||3|
|Public Health - PUBH 700||3|
|Managerial Epidemiology and Statistics for Healthcare||3|
|HSPM 712||Health Economics||3|
|HSPM 713||Information Systems in Health Administration||3|
|HSPM 714||Perspectives in Community Health Organizations||3|
|HSPM 716||Quantitative Methods for Health Administration||3|
|HSPM 718||Health Planning||3|
|HSPM 724||Health Law||3|
|HSPM 731||Health Care Finance I||3|
|HSPM 732||Health Care Finance II||3|
|HSPM 733||Health Care Management Accounting||3|
|HSPM 765||Leadership in Health Care Organizations||1|
|HSPM 766||Health Services Administration I||3|
|HSPM 768||Health Services Administration II||3|
|HSPM 769||Organizational Behavior||3|
|HSPM 770||Decision Making For Health Care Executives||3|
|HSPM 774||Quality Management in Healthcare||3|
|or HSPM 777||Healthcare Policy and Principles of Health Insurance|
|HSPM 775||Managerial Epidemiology and Statistics in Healthcare||3|
|HSPM 776||Physician Practice Management||3|
|HSPM 797||Management Residency||1-3|
|Select two elective courses||6|
|Total Credit Hours||56-58|
M.H.A. candidates must complete and submit an acceptable written report on the residency. Approval of the report must be by the faculty advisor, a second reader, and the preceptor at the residency site. An oral presentation of the report is required after the approval of the document. The student must also complete and submit departmental and school evaluations.
All full-time M.H.A. and M.P.H. students are expected to work as graduate assistants in health service organizations in the community to acquire work experience and enrich the learning process through on-the-job application of concepts and techniques learned in the classroom. To qualify for an assistantship, a student must be fully admitted to a degree program, be enrolled as a full-time student, and maintain a 3.00 GPA.
The Department of Health Services Policy and Management and the College of Social Work, School of Law and Department of Political Science offer coordinated programs that lead to a dual degree. The requirements for the M.P.H. or M.H.A. portion of each dual degree program are the same as shown above. The M.P.A., M.S.W. and J.D. portions of the dual degree programs are determined by the respective schools and college. Some courses do fulfill requirements for both portions of the dual degree. A dual degree program thus typically requires fewer semester hours in total than if the two programs were taken separately.