Master of Health Administration
The Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program in the Texas A&M University’s Department of Health Policy and Management is a professional degree program intended for students pursuing administrative practice in health service related settings. We offer two tracks to earn the MHA degree: 1) the Resident Track for students embarking on their career in health administration and 2) the Executive Track for currently employed healthcare professionals.
The 58-credit hour Resident Track curriculum can be completed in 21 months (full-time) or 33 months (part-time). The comprehensive and timely curriculum includes a required 10-week summer practicum that allows you to apply classroom knowledge in a wide range of health services organizations. The Resident Track graduated its first cohort in 2002 and has over 260 alumni as of May, 2017. Resident Track graduates have developed successful careers as managers and leaders across the health care industry spectrum including provider organizations (e.g., hospitals, physician offices and groups, clinics, nursing homes), health insurers, consulting firms, and trade associations.
The Executive Track admits students annually every August and the 48-credit hour Executive Track curriculum requires two years to complete. This track is intended for working, mid-career healthcare professionals with at least 5 years of increasing responsibilities within health services or related industries. Courses in the Executive Track are taught one weekend a month at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. The inaugural cohort of our MHA Program’s Executive Track will graduate in August, 2017.
Regardless of option, our MHA Program will provide you with a rigorous and comprehensive educational experience, including the core disciplines of the schools of public health that have become increasingly important in health administration. Our MHA Program embraces the ethic and philosophy that health services managers and leaders must provide appropriate direction in attending to the interests of the populations their organizations serve. Our MHA Program has a wide-ranging network of professional relationships with healthcare providers and associations within Texas and across the United States. Our MHA Program benefits greatly from our own alumni and from one of the nation’s strongest alumni networks, namely, The Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University.
Our MHA Program is ranked as one of the top graduate healthcare management programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and was one of ten demonstration sites for the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) that helped develop our MHA Program’s learning competencies. We were also one of the fastest graduate health administration programs to achieve Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) initial accreditation in 2008. We have been continuously accredited by CAHME since then.
Thank you for your interest in our MHA Program. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at (979) 436-9483 or via e-mail to: MHA@sph.tamhsc.edu. We look forward to receiving your application.