The College of Nursing and Health Professions offers two options for a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree. Students can complete any of the 39 credit hour programs in six semesters.
The MHA program will educate students for leadership roles in health care. Graduates will use evidence-based decision making to assure integrity and organizational success. As leaders, they will strive to provide high quality, cost effective, and accessible health care in their communities.
The MHA program with a Health Informatics Specialty focuses on the application of information management and leadership principles for the improvement of communications across the health care industry. Students will also acquire the knowledge of system design, integration, implementation, and evaluation of health care information systems.
Graduates will possess a full understanding of how health informatics improves communication among patients, providers and clinicians to reduce medical errors and health care costs. Additionally, graduates will hone the managerial skills required to successfully influence and lead informatics initiatives. The degree is designated as an MHA with a Health Informatics Specialty.
The majority of both programs are delivered online with the exception of three Intensive meetings. These meetings are conducted similar to conference meetings; complete with class sessions, working meals, guest speakers, interactive leadership sessions and students presentations.