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Master of health administration
Health Administration

Accreditation

The MHA is crafted according to the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) requirements and will seek accreditation after its second class has graduated. CAHMEís contact information is: 2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22201, (703) 351-5010.

Purpose (link to web page)

Objectives

The MHA curriculum prepares students for career advancement by providing in-depth application of contemporary health policy and health management issues and situations.  MHA students and graduates apply their newly acquired knowledge immediately. To this end, students enrolled in the MHA program will be expected to:

           1. exercise leadership in creating a vision to manage improvements in organizational performance.
           2. synthesize concepts to conduct critical assessments of internal and external environments to position          
               healthcare organizations with innovative strategies.
           3. evaluate scientific and analytical methods in managerial decision-making.
           4. apply management concepts with excellence.
           5. assess political environments and develop initiatives strategically that consider stakeholders.
           6. articulately communicate ideas, information with individuals and groups in the health care community.

Program Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Masterís Degree in Healthcare Administration, an applicant must satisfy all College admission requirements. Those minimum requirements include the following:

1.              1. Successfully complete a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
           2. Overall GPA of a 3.0 or higher on all undergraduate coursework;
           3. A score of 1000 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a 4 on the writing analysis.
           4. Successfully completed prerequisite courses in economics, accounting, and statistics.
Management
               coursework is preferred.

           5. Applicants must submit formal letter of introduction that identifies the student and his/her purpose in
               applying for the program;

3.   Curriculum

Semester 1

Credit Hours

Semester 2

Credit Hours

*** CSCI 5110

1

MHCA 5315

3

MHCA 5310

3

MHCA 5330

3

MHCA 5320

3

MHCA 5335

3

MHCA 5325

3

 

 

Semester Credit Hours

10

Semester Credit Hours

9

 

 

 

 

Semester 3

Credit Hours

Semester 4

Credit Hours

MHCA 5340

3

MHCA 6310

3

 

 

MHCA 6315

3

 

 

MHCA 6320

3

Semester Credit Hours

3

Semester Credit Hours

9

 

 

 

 

Semester 5

Credit Hours

Semester 6

Credit Hours

MHCA 6325

3

MHCA 6340

3

MHCA 6330

3

MHCA 6345

3

MHCA 6335

3

MHCA 6610

3

 

 

MHCA 6615

3

Semester Credit Hours

9

Semester Credit Hours

12

 

 

 

 

*Total credit hours for the Masterís in Health Administration degree, of 52 credits.
**Students can be accepted into the program during the spring and fall semesters. Students may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis.
***Students may have this course waived pending approval of Program Director and evidence of competency.

Requirements for Graduation

The Masterís in Health Administration is conferred upon students when the following conditions have been met.

       1. Completion of required courses;
       2. Complete, with a "B" or better average, all requirements stated in the degree plan;
       3. Be recommended for the degree by the program director;
       4. Satisfactorily complete a presentation of the student's practicum project and thesis:
       5. Clearance of indebtedness to OLOLC  including the return of all materials borrowed from the College
            Library:
       6. Completion and fulfillment of other requirements as noted in this Catalog.