A minimum of forty-seven (47) credit hours are distributed among core courses, including
a capstone, and the fieldwork/residency component. Courses in finance, statistics,
and application of research methods are designed to help students develop problem-solving
and decision-making skills. Management, marketing, planning, and leadership courses
are included in the curriculum to acquaint students with the conceptual framework
and operational aspects of health services administration. The curriculum also includes
courses that develop students’ understanding of the social, legal, and political factors
affecting the health care delivery system. A capstone course and the administrative
residency represent the integrative components of the curriculum.
The program is designed to meet the educational needs of both traditional and nontraditional
students. With classes offered in the evening, and in the online/hybrid format, the
program is ideal for those individuals who wish to maintain their full-time employment
while pursuing a graduate degree in health administration.
MHA Curriculum Map here
Gradute Academic Policies and Procedures
Program Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods
The MHA program utilizes a variety of teaching and learning methods based on the course
competencies, and desired mastery category and level. The mastery categories are:
The Novice level reflects basic skills encompassing knowledge and comprehension. The Bloom’s
Taxonomy levels for Novice are 1 and 2. Courses at the Novice level utilize lectures with discussion, guest lecturers, research
papers, and some teamwork.
The Competent level focuses on intermediate skills encompassing application of knowledge and problem
analysis. The Bloom’s Taxonomy levels for Competent are 3 and 4. Competent learning activities include case analysis, several team projects, integrative
exercises, strategic planning, evaluating health care delivery services, simulations
and quality improvement proposals.
The Proficient level reflects professional competency, advanced skills encompassing the ability
to evaluate, judge and synthesize information. The Bloom’s Taxonomy levels for Proficient
are 5 and 6. Similar to Competent, the Proficient level learning activities include case analysis, several team projects, integrative exercises,
strategic planning, evaluating health care delivery services, simulations and quality
Assessment methods range from exams, quizzes, assignments, interviews, oral presentations,
papers, proposals and project deliverables.
In addition to earning a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university,
applicants must have:
1) A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours
or documentation of a graduate degree; and
2) Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
score of 300 or 600 respectively.
Applicants are required to upload the following documents to the CollegeNet electronic
portal: application, a resume, three letters of recommendation, academic transcripts,
a personal statement, and GRE or GMAT score. Both scholastic and experiential factors
are weighed in screening prospective students. Candidates will be interviewed by the
Apply here: www.applyweb.com/famug/index.ftl
MHA Student Handbook