University of Southern Indiana

Degrees and Programs

"Starting in the fall semester of 2014, degree requirements may have significantly changed due to the launch of the University Core 39. Students entering the University of Southern Indiana before the fall semester of 2014 may be required to complete the old University Core Curriculum. See previous versions of the USI Academic Bulletin for degree requirements for previous bulletin years.”

The College of Nursing and Health Professions offers two options for a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree. Students can complete either of the 39 credit hour programs in six semesters.

Master
Name Hours Courses Checksheet
Health Administration 39
Health Administration, Health Informatics Specialty 39

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.

MHA with a Health Informatics Specialty
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.

Program Delivery  

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.

August Intensive (2.5 days): Thursday – Saturday
January Intensive (2.5 days): Thursday – Saturday
May Intensive (2 days): Friday – Saturday

2014-2015 Intensive Dates
January 16-17, 2015
May 15-16, 2015

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