The curriculum is competency-based with forty-seven (47) credit hours distributed
among core courses, including a capstone and fieldwork/residency component. Courses
in finance, statistics, the application of research methods, and managerial skills
development are designed to help students develop problem-solving and decision-making
The management, planning and marketing, quality, and leadership courses are included
in the curriculum to acquaint students with the conceptual framework and operational
aspects of health services administration. Also included are courses that develop
students’ understanding of the legal and political factors affecting the healthcare
delivery system. A capstone course and the administrative residency represent the
integrative components of the curriculum.
MHA Course Descriptions
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.
The Program admits a cohort twice a year, fall and spring. Applicants must meet the
minimum requirements outlined by the School of Graduate Studies and Research. In addition to earning a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, applicants must have:
- a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours or
documentation of a graduate degree, or
- a minimum Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 300 or Graduate Management Admission
Test (GMAT) score of 600.
Interested persons must submit the application, a resume, three professional references,
academic transcripts, and a personal statement, electronically via the CollegeNet
system. All applicants will be interviewed by the Admissions Committee. Both scholastic and experiential factors are considered in screening prospective students.
Meeting the minimum standards does not guarantee program admission. An applicant who does not have the required 3.00 GPA or GRE or GMAT score should enroll
in an exam preparation class to facilitate obtaining an acceptable score on the exam.