The Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree has a long and distinguished history of preparing students to assume management and leadership positions in healthcare organizations. Our graduates go on to work in health systems, hospitals, physician practices, HMOs, long term care facilities and health insurance organizations, as well as serving as consultants. Many CEOs of health organizations in Indiana are graduates of the Fairbanks School of Public Health MHA program.
As an MHA student, you’ll take courses that develop your business skills and you’ll become knowledgeable about the dynamic health care environment. Advanced courses include project work for health care organizations. You’ll acquire practical experience through a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including paid summer internships, our mentor program, which matches individual students with local health care executives, and health-related part-time positions. The programmatic competencies integrated into the program include an understanding of the American health care system, leadership and professionalism in the workplace, human resources management, health law/ethics, quantitative skills, financial skills, information skills, decision making, implementing change, and personal development.
Whether you wish to pursue the full time or part time option to complete the degree, you’ll take a combination of Health Administration courses and Practical Experience courses that together total 51 credits.