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MHA, Master of Health Administration (Online)

Badge of recognition for Best Online MHA

The Master in Healthcare Administration is ranked 35 on the list of Best Online Healthcare Administration Degrees for 2023

 

EduMED has named the University of Maryland, College Park as one of the best colleges among the nation's top online degree programs in Healthcare Administration. The Master in Healthcare Administration is ranked 35 on the list of Best Online Healthcare Administration Degrees for 2023.

This program prepares graduates to manage the many complex health-related organizations including hospitals, health care systems, insurance companies, long-term care facilities, etc... It is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary program to advance your knowledge of healthcare system delivery in order to address current health needs, provide leadership in a rapidly evolving health care industry, and anticipate future health challenges in an expanding global economy.

Perfect for individuals who...

  • Have hectic schedules
  • Want to work on the logistical side of healthcare providers
  • Understand the complexity of health care delivery in the U.S.
  • Engage in financial and strategic planning for health care organizations 
  • Become leaders in hospitals and other medical facilities 
  • Explore the legal and ethical foundations for health care

Career Paths

  • Health administration
  • Hospital administration
  • State agency employee
  • Health care consulting

Program Overview

The MHA Online can be completed in two years of full-time and three years of part-time study while minimally disrupting personal and professional life. The program prepares graduates to manage the many complex health-related organizations including hospitals, health care systems, insurance companies, long-term care facilities, managed care organizations, rehabilitation agencies, public health clinics, state agencies, among others. The curriculum also includes an internship and a capstone project that integrates all course learning and experiences.

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Learn more about the Online MHA on the Office of Extended Studies website. 

46 Credit Degree

Module 1: Integrated Core - 1 course

Module 2: Health Administration Cognate - 12 courses

Module 3: Internship and Capstone - 2 courses

See a list of all course on the Office of Extended Studies website 

 

MODULE SEMESTER COURSE# COURSE NAME CREDIT
Module 1: Core Course Fall - year 1 SPHL600 Foundations of Public Health 3
Module 2: Health Administration Fall HLSA742 Quantitative Methods in Healthcare Administration 3
Module 2: Health Administration Fall HLSA750 Healthcare Management Information Systems 3
Module 2: Health Administration Spring HLSA711 Health Economics and Analysis 3
Module 2: Health Administration Summer HLSA730 Healthcare Human Resources 3
Module 2: Health Administration Fall HLSA601 Introduction to Health Systems (Required) 3
Module 2: Health Administration Spring HLSA710 Foundations of Healthcare Management 3
Module 2: Health Administration Spring HLSA720 Health Law and Ethics 3
Module 2: Health Administration Spring HLSA740 Healthcare Strategic Planning and Evaluation 3
Module 2: Health Administration Spring HLSA760 Financial Management 3
Module 2: Health Administration Fall HLSA770 Continuous Quality Improvement 3
Module 2: Health Administration Fall HLSA772 Healthcare Leadership and Communication 3
Module 2: Health Administration Summer HLSA775 Public Health Research Methods 3
Module 3: Internship and Capstone Fall, Spring, Summer HLSA778 Internship 4
Module 3: Internship and Capstone Fall, Spring, Summer HLSA786 Capstone 3
  • Apply systems thinking and organizational theory to address public health and health care management issues.
  • Evaluate the main components of the organization and delivery of healthcare in the US and other nations and impact on population health.
  • Apply the principles of strategic planning, development, marketing, budgeting, management and evaluation in organizational and community initiatives. 
  • Apply analytical methods for the analysis of health management problems and potential solutions.
  • Demonstrate leadership and management skills for building partnership through collaborative efforts and communication of health policy and management issues.

This dual degree program with the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore allows students to complete both a medical degree and master of health administration in five years through the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management.

View all required courses for the MHA + Doctor of Medicine.