Our goal is to graduate students who have maximized their ability to succeed as health care managers and leaders. There are generally two categories of students that enter our program. Some students have a lot of work experience either in health care or other industries and are returning to school in order to move to the next level within their organization. Other students have just completed their undergraduate education and have limited hands-on health care experience. Our MHA program can be a perfect fit for each:
Students who have health care work experience
Many people in this category will either continue to work full time in their organizations during the course of their MHA studies or will want to move to another setting as quickly as possible. For those who need to work full-time during your graduate studies, we recommend the three-year program. If you do not plan on working full-time, the full time program will be a better fit with your career needs.
Students who have limited health care work experience
New students entering our program directly from their undergraduate institution are encouraged to work within health care organizations in the Bryan/College Station area. Our P3 program and faculty will assist these students with job placement. These are generally half- to full-time jobs (approximately 20 to 40 hours per week), so we encourage students with no health care experience to enroll in the part time program. In addition to earning the MHA, students will gain valuable experience that will make them highly competitive for post-graduate opportunities such as Administrative Fellowships or entry-level positions in a wide range of health care settings.
We offer three program course sequences: