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MASTER OF HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION Campus Based Program

PROGRAM OVERVIEW The School of Public Health (SPH) offers a full-time and part-time track leading to the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA). The Master of Healthcare Administration is a rigorous 60 credit degree program designed for students who have chosen a management career in health services organizations such as hospitals, community-based ambulatory care centers, managedcare plans, the health supply chain, and long-term care providers. Students will receive an educational program that combines competency in management with an in-depth knowledge of the healthcare sector and of the management issues it faces. Required core courses emphasize population health, the health of communities, accounting, economics, finance, human resources, informatics, marketing, and management and are taught by faculty who currently work in the field. The program coordinates practical experience through the MHA Preceptorship with medical centers, hospitals, long-term care organizations, and ambulatory care centers.

THE CAPSTONE COURSE The MHA Capstone Course (HPA 496) creates a structured process each student to successfully complete a capstone project and to produce a high-quality, professional analysis of a capstone issue that is delivered in the form of a capstone paper and presentation. High quality capstones have led to MHA students being offered positions and promotions and have resulted in the implementation of capstone projects by preceptor organizations.

THE PRECEPTORSHIP The MHA Preceptorship Program provides each student with the opportunity to apply the didactic knowledge gained in the classroom within the context of a health care delivery organization under the guidance and direction of successful health care executives. Students have been placed in a number of different preceptor sites that reflect the rich diversity of health care providers and organizations in Chicago including health care systems, academic health centers, ambulatory care settings and federally qualified health plans (FQHC).

APPLICATION DETAILS REQUIREMENTS • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university is the minimum academic requirement • Official copy of applicant's terminal degree • Three letters of recommendation • Personal Statement • Resume or Curriculum Vitae • Official Standardized Test Score (i.e.) GRE • TOEFL SCORES — International applicants must present evidence of English competency

APPLICATION DEADLINES The MHA degree program only matriculates once a year in the Fall semester and prospective students must submit an application through SOPHAS or HAMPCAS Domestic Applicant March 15 International Applicant December 15

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MASTER OF HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION Campus Based Program

MHA CURRICULUM

Typical Full-time Course Sequence/Schedule Fall Semester, 1st year (16 credits) Financial and Managerial Accounting (3 credits) U.S. Healthcare System (3 credits) Topics in Healthcare Leadership (3 credits) Healthcare Organizational Leadership (3 credits) Biostatistics (4 credits) Spring Semester, 1st year (13 credits) Healthcare Policy (3 credits) Preceptorship (Professional Development) (1 credit) Quantitative Methods for Healthcare Managers (3 credits) Healthcare Human Resources Management (3 credits) Healthcare Finance I (3 credits) Summer Semester, 1st year (5 credits) Preceptorship (2 credits) Healthcare Information Systems (3 credits) Fall Semester, 2nd year (14 credits) Health Economics (3 credits) Population Health (3 credits) Health Care Finance II (3 credits) Epidemiology (3 credits) Preceptorship (1 credit) Capstone I (1 credit) Spring Semester, 2nd year (14 credits) Physician Relations (3 credits) Healthcare Law (3 credits) Quality Management (3 credits) Strategic Planning/ Marketing (3 credits) Preceptorship (1 credit) Capstone II (1 credit)

Master of Healthcare Administration  

A rigorous 60 credit degree program designed for students who have chosen a management career in a health services organization or instituti...

Master of Healthcare Administration  

A rigorous 60 credit degree program designed for students who have chosen a management career in a health services organization or instituti...