Master Of Health Services Administration Program

The M.H.S.A. degree program focuses on the organization, financing, marketing, and management of healthcare institutions and the delivery of personal health services in the United States. Many of the core competencies of the M.H.S.A. degree are modeled after a general business administration curriculum. The program prepares students for management careers in the unique environment of healthcare, including careers in health systems, hospital, clinic, and emergency services management. The M.H.S.A. degree is also appropriate for those seeking positions as planners, policy analysts, or consultants focusing on the financing, organization, quality and delivery of personal health services in both the public and private sectors.


All residential master's degrees (except for the dual degree programs) require 60 credits spread over two years with a required internship in the summer between the first and second year.

We have designed our curriculum around a set of core competencies that define professional excellence in health management and policy. The competency base defines professional skills that we expect our students to have when they leave the program. The competencies are found in our Competency Model, which is updated periodically and is based on research, the knowledge base for these fields, and ongoing feedback from professionals in the field.

All students working toward the 60-credit-hour M.H.S.A. degree take a set of courses designed to provide an in-depth education in the issues, skills, and competencies necessary for leaders in the field of health management and policy. The core curriculum comprises 60 credits, including electives.


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