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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. CAHME’s contact information is: 2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22201, (703) 351-5010.

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 Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, an applicant must satisfy all College admission requirements. Those minimum requirements include the following:

1. Successfully completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university,
2. Overall grade- point average of 3.0 or higher in undergraduate work.
3. A successful score of on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE); waived with 3-5 years health management experience.

      Curriculum

 

Course Number Course Name Credits  
CSCI 5110 Advanced Software Applications 1
     
Foundational Courses    
MHCA 5310 Quantitative Methods & Decision Analysis 3  
MHCA 5320 Leadership in Healthcare Management and Governance 3  
MHCA 5325 Healthcare Systems 3  
MHCA 5330 Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Information Systems 3  
MHCA 5335 Social, Ethical, and Legal Aspects of Healthcare Organizations 3  
MHCA 5340 Essentials of Health and Human Disease 3  
MHCA 6315 Organizational Theory and Behavior 3  
MHCA 6320 Healthcare Financial Management Analysis and Applications 3  
MHCA 6325 Quality and Performance Improvement 3  
MHCA 6330 Human Resource Management 3  
MHCA 6335 Healthcare Marketing and Strategic Planning 3  
MHCA 634X Healthcare Policy and its Economic Implications 3
MHCA 6345 Integrated Capstone 3  
      40
  Experiential Courses (Final Semester)    
MHCA 6610 Residency 6  
or      
MHCA 6615 Applied Project 6  
       
  Total Number of Credits
(Including the prerequisite CSCI  5110)
  46

Each course will be offered in both blended and online formats. Blended format is required for students seeking to graduate from a CAHME accredited program

Requirements for Graduation

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

       1. Completion of required courses;
       2. Completion of all requirements stated in the degree plan, with a "B" average or better;
       3. Recommendation 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.