Master of Health Administration Program

Nuha Lackan, Ph.D.
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The master of health administration program is designed to prepare students for effective organizational management based on competencies and evidence based practices needed to become exceptional managers and leaders. The program is also committed to the improvement of health services through health services research and community engagement within complex health-related organizations. The 60 credit hour program is designed for aspiring and committed professionals who are interested in careers in health services administration in such settings as hospitals; managed care organizations; medical group practices; ambulatory, long-term care, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, consulting firms, government agencies; for-profit and nonprofit sector organizations.

The curriculum is guided by the NCHL Health Leadership Competency Model which addresses the complexity and dynamic qualities of the health leader's role and reflects the dynamic realities in health leadership today. Through an internship and a final integrative experience, students are asked to incorporate, synthesize and apply their knowledge within both an operational and a community context. The result is an organizational perspective that encourages students to integrate knowledge from a range of management disciplines while emphasizing accountability for effective performance and operational excellence.

By the conclusion of the MHA program, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and application in the following competencies:

  • Accountability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Process Management & Organizational Design
  • Initiative
  • Strategic Orientation
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Financial Skills
  • Project Management
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Impact & Influence
  • Information Seeking
  • Information Technology Management
  • Professionalism
  • Change Leadership
  • Performance Measurement
  • Self Confidence
  • Communication Skills
  • Human Resource Manage
  • 2014-2015 Curriculum (60 SCH)

    Required Courses (45 SCH)
    BIOS 5300 Principles of Biostatistics
    EPID 5300 Principles of Epidemiology
    HMAP 5050 MHA Professional & Academic Development 
    HMAP 5300 Introduction to Health Management and Policy 
    HMAP 5118 Seminar in Healthcare Management
    HMAP 5312 Health Politics and Policy
    HMAP 5320 Health Services Management
    HMAP 5321 Health Information Systems
    HMAP 5322 Health Care Operations Management
    HMAP 5324 Strategic Management and Marketing
    HMAP 5328 Human Resource Management
    HMAP 5330 Health Finance 1
    HMAP 5332 Health Finance 2
    HMAP 5350 Health Economics
    HMAP 6224 Healthcare Management and Quality Improvement
    HMAP 6330 Health Insurance and Managed Care
    HMAP 6340 Health Care Law

    Elective Courses (9 SCH)
    (Choose 3 from the following list)
    BACH 5310 Participatory Approaches to Improving Community Health
    BACH 5324 Introduction to Health Disparities
    BIOS 5310 Intermediate Biostatistics
    BIOS 5314 Introduction to Data Management and Statistical Computing
    BIOS 5324 Data Management
    EOHS 5355 Work, Surveillance, Safety and Law
    EPID 5310 Intermediate Epidemiology
    EPID 5318 Chronic Disease Epidemiology
    HMAP 5340 Public Health Law
    HMAP 6320 Leadership for Public Health
    HMAP 6322 Organizational Management
    HMAP 6360 Ethical Issues in Public Health
    ACCT 60010* Financial Reporting (1.5 SCH)
    ACCT 60020* Managerial Reporting (1.5 SCH)
    MANA 60330* Engaging & Empowering People (1.5 SCH)
    MANA 60430* Leading & Guiding Organizations (1.5 SCH)
    MARK 60010* Marketing Management (1.5 SCH)
    MARK 70010* Marketing Issues & Problems (1.5 SCH)
    MGMT 5140** Organizational Behavior and Analysis (3 SCH)
    MGMT 5210** Human Resource Management Seminar (3 SCH)
    MGMT 5530** Operation & Management of Physician Practice Organizations (3 SCH)

    *Texas Christian University Neely School of Business approved courses through a partnership agreement with the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health (TCU courses are subject to change each semester)

     ** UNT Denton College of Business approved courses (UNT courses are subject to change each semester)

    Culminating Experience (6 SCH)
    HMAP 5302 Master of Healthcare Administration Capstone
    HMAP 5394 Master of Health Administration Internship 

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    This page last updated 02nd Dec 2014