Master of Health Administration Program

Martin Ostensen, JD, MBA, MHAresized apply via hampcas now button
MHA Program Director
School of Public Health

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Sarah Jones.MHA
Sarah Jones, MHA
Business Operations Manager
UTMB Health

MHA employment rates within three months of graduating the Program:
2015 – 2016 = 87%
2014 – 2015 = 100%
2013 – 2014 = 100%

MHA Program completion rates:
2015 – 2016 = 100%
2014 – 2015 = 100%
2013 – 2014 = 100%

Full-time Program: All students will enter in the fall semester and will progress through their program in a cohort, completing all degree requirements in five semesters (including summer). 

The Master of Health Administration program is designed to prepare students for effective organizational management based on competencies and evidence based practices needed to become exceptional managers and leaders. The program is also committed to the improvement of health services through health services research and community engagement within complex health-related organizations. The 60 semester credit hour program is designed for aspiring and committed professionals who are interested in careers in health services administration in such settings as hospitals; managed care organizations; medical group practices; ambulatory, long-term care, insurance and pharmaceutical companies; consulting firms; government agencies; for-profit and nonprofit sector organizations.

The curriculum is guided by the NCHL Health Leadership Competency Model which addresses the complexity and dynamic qualities of the health leader’s role and reflects the dynamic realities in health leadership today. Through an internship and a final integrative experience, students are asked to incorporate, synthesize and apply their knowledge within both an operational and a community context. The result is an organizational perspective that encourages students to integrate knowledge from a range of management disciplines while emphasizing accountability for effective performance.

By the conclusion of the MHA program, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and application in the following competencies:

• Achievement Orientation
• Communication Skills
• Financial Skills

• Impact & Influence
• Information Technology Management

• Performance Measurement
• Process Management & Organizational Design
• Project Management
• Human Resource Management
• Change Leadership
• Strategic Orientation
• Organizational Awareness
• Analytical Thinking
• Information Seeking

• Initiative
• Professionalism
• Self Confidence

2017 – 2018
 Curriculum: 60 SCH
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Course Descriptions / Course Sequence

Required Courses: 46.5 SCH
BIOS 5300 Principles of Biostatistics
EPID 5300 Principles of Epidemiology
HMAP 5050 MHA Professional & Academic Development
HMAP 5300 Introduction to Health Management and Policy
HMAP 5118 Seminar in Healthcare Management
HMAP 5312 Health Politics and Policy
HMAP 5320 Health Services Management
HMAP 5321 Health Information Systems
HMAP 5322 Healthcare Operations Management
HMAP 5324 Strategic Management and Marketing
HMAP 5328 Human Resource Management
HMAP 5330 Health Finance 1
HMAP 5332 Health Finance 2
HMAP 5350 Health Economics
HMAP 6224 Healthcare Management and Quality Improvement
HMAP 6330 Health Insurance and Managed Care
HMAP 6340 Health Care Law

Elective Courses: 7.5 SCH
(Choose 3 from the following list)
Lean Concepts for Public Health online (may be substituted for another approved elective)
Lean Six Sigma (may be substituted for another approved elective) 
BACH 5310 Participatory Approaches to Improving Community Health
BACH 5324 Introduction to Health Disparities
BIOS 5310 Intermediate Biostatistics
BIOS 5314 Introduction to Data Management and Statistical Computing
BIOS 5324 Data Management
EOHS 5355 Work, Surveillance, Safety and Law
EPID 5310 Intermediate Epidemiology
EPID 5318 Chronic Disease Epidemiology
HMAP 5340 Public Health Law
HMAP 6320 Leadership for Public Health
HMAP 6322 Organizational Management
HMAP 6360 Ethical Issues in Public Health
ACCT 60010* Financial Reporting (1.5 SCH)
ACCT 60020* Managerial Reporting (1.5 SCH)
MANA 60330* Engaging & Empowering People (1.5 SCH)
MANA 60430* Leading & Guiding Organizations (1.5 SCH)
MARK 60010* Marketing Management (1.5 SCH)
MARK 70010* Marketing Issues & Problems (1.5 SCH)
MGMT 5140** Organizational Behavior and Analysis (3 SCH)
MGMT 5210** Human Resource Management Seminar (3 SCH)
MGMT 5530** Operation & Management of Physician Practice Organizations (3 SCH)

*Texas Christian University Neely School of Business approved courses through a partnership agreement with the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health (TCU courses are subject to change each semester)

 ** UNT Denton College of Business approved courses (UNT courses are subject to change each semester)

Culminating Experience: 6 SCH
HMAP 5302 Master of Healthcare Administration Capstone (3 SCH)
HMAP 5394 Master of Health Administration Internship (3 SCH)

Reasons to Pursue a Career in Healthcare Management/ Administration

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