MHA Mission Vision & Values

The mission of the Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program is to create solutions for a healthier community by preparing early career students for effective organizational management through full-time campus study 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 and community research and community engagement within complex health-related organizations.

This mission is grounded in our Program’s vision, to educate future health care leaders and be recognized as a premier source of training and research for healthcare management in Texas and the nation.

The mission of our Program is guided by a set of values focused on Leadership, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation, Diversity and Excellence.


The 60 credit hour Program is designed for aspiring and committed early career 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. 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 skills in:

  • Accountability
  • 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
  • Team Leadership

This page was last modified on August 24, 2018