Master of Health Administration Program
The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program in the Texas A&M University Health Science Center’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 ways in which you may earn the MHA degree: 1) Resident MHA for students embarking on their career in health administration, and 2) Executive MHA for working, mid-career health care professionals.
Regardless of which option you choose, the MHA program will provide a rigorous and comprehensive educational experience, including the core disciplines of the schools of public health that have become increasingly important in health administration. The 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. The MHA program has a network of professional relationships with health care providers around the country and benefits greatly from its own alumni and from one of the nation’s strongest alumni networks, the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University.
The Resident MHA track is ranked as one of the top health care management programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and was one of 10 demonstration sites for the National Center for Healthcare Leadership that helped develop this graduate program’s learning competencies. You can complete the 57-credit hour Resident MHA program within 21 months (full-time) or 33 months (part-time). The comprehensive and timely curriculum includes a required 10-week summer internship that allows you to apply classroom knowledge in a health services organization. The Resident MHA program graduated its first class in 2002, and in May 2016, the 250th MHA candidate graduated. The program, which was one of the fastest to achieve Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) initial accreditation, has been fully and continuously accredited by CAHME since 2008. Resident MHA program graduates have acquired successful careers as managers and leaders across the entire health care industry including provider organizations such as hospitals, physician offices and groups, clinics, nursing homes, health insurers, consulting firms, and trade associations.
The Executive MHA track admitted its first cohort in August 2015. The 48-credit hour Executive MHA program can be completed in two years. This program is intended for working mid-career health care professionals with at least five years of increasing responsibilities within health services. Courses in the Executive MHA program are taught one weekend a month at the Texas Medical Center in Houston.
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