MHA Mission Vision & Values

We improve the human condition through healthcare leadership. We prepare practicing and aspiring professionals and leaders to influence change and improve quality across the care continuum. Our scholarship creates innovative solutions to advance the health of communities.

We transform lives, organizations, and communities through healthcare leadership education and scholarship. Our program will be the trusted leader in providing healthcare management talent to North Texas, universally recognized as a premier source of training and scholarship.

Courageous Integrity, Be Curious, We Care, Better Together, Show Your Fire.


The 54 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:

  • Promoting Accountability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Communication Skills 1 – Writing
  • Communication Skills 2 – Speaking & Facilitating
  • Performance Measurement
  • Process & Quality Improvement
  • Project Management
  • Human Relations
  • Strategic Orientation
  • Professional and Social Responsibility
  • Financial Skills
  • Information Technology