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Master of Health Administration

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree offered by the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health is designed to prepare students to take on a leadership role in a healthcare setting. The program of study includes theory and skill-building courses, as well as, course work that requires practical application of those skills in a variety of healthcare settings. Whether you wish to pursue the full time or part time option, to complete the degree, you’ll take a combination of required Health Adminstration courses, Health Administration Elective courses and Practical Experience courses that together total 51 credits:

Accreditation

The Master in Health Administration meets the stringent standards of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. 

 

Health Administration Required Courses (Take All 14 Courses for a Total of 42 Credits)

H507 Management of Individual and Group Behavior 3 Credits
H508 Managing Healthcare Accounting Information for Decision-Making
(P: UG Accounting)
3 Credits
H509 Financial Management Principles of Healthcare (P: PBHL H 508) 3 Credits
H514 Health Economics (P: UG Microeconomics) 3 Credits
H516 Health Services Delivery and the Law 3 Credits
H518 Statistical Methods for Health Services (P: 300 level or higher stats course) 3 Credits
H521 Management Science for Health Services Administration 3 Credits
H523 Health Services Human Resources Management 3 Credits
H612 Marketing Health Services Delivery 3 Credits
H615 Healthcare Outcomes and Decision Making 3 Credits
H623 Healthcare Applications of Strategic Management 3 Credits
H624 Developing Strategic Capability 3 Credits
H628 Healthcare Information Systems 3 Credits
H670 Population and Public Health 3 Credits

 

Health Administration Elective Courses (Select 2 Courses for a Total of 6 Credits)

E517 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3 Credits
H515 Healthcare Compliance: Special Topics 3 Credits
H515 Seminar in Health Policy: Special Topics 3 Credits
H606 Health Services Quality Improvement and Risk Management 3 Credits
H610 Lean in Healthcare 3 Credits
H626 Managed Care and Population Health 3 Credits
H630 Readings in Health Services Administration 3 Credits
SPEA-V 547 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution for Public Affairs 3 Credits

 

Note: Electives for the MHA program may be taken from various graduate programs on campus. Approval from your faculty advisor is necessary in order to ensure that the needs of the MHA program are met.

 

Health Administration Practical Experience

H702 Internship in Health Services Management 3 Credits

 


Full Time and Part Time Options to Fit Your Schedule

Whether you wish to go to school full time or you prefer to go part time to accommodate work or family obligations, we can meet your needs.  Below are sample schedules showing you how you might schedule your courses for each option.

 

Sample Full Time Schedule for the Master in Health Administration

 

Fall Year 1

Required Population and Public Health (H670) 3 Credits
Required Health Services Human Resources Management (H523) 3 Credits
Required Managing Healthcare Accounting Information for Decision-Making (H508) 3 Credits
Required Health Economics (H514) 3 Credits

 

Spring Year 1

Required Management of Individual and Group Behavior (H507) 3 Credits
Required Financial Management Principles of Healthcare (H509) 3 Credits
Required Statistical Methods for Health Services (H518) 3 Credits
Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Health Adminstration Elective Course 3 Credits

 

Summer Year 1

Experience Internship in Health Services Management (H702) 3 Credits

 

Fall Year 2

Required Developing Strategic Capability (H624) 3 Credits
Required Management Science for Health Services Administration (H521) 3 Credits
Required Healthcare Outcomes and Decision Making (H615) 3 Credits
Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Health Adminstration Elective Course 3 Credits

 

Spring Year 2

Required Marketing Health Services Delivery (H612) 3 Credits
Required Health Services Delivery and the Law (H516) 3 Credits
Required Healthcare Applications of Strategic Management (H623) 3 Credits
Required Healthcare Information Systems (H628) 3 Credits

 

*You must take a total of 6 credits of Health Administration Electives 

 

Sample 3/4 Time Schedule for the Master in Health Administration

 

Fall Year 1

Required Population and Public Health (H670) 3 Credits
Required Health Services Human Resources Management (H523) 3 Credits
Required Managing Healthcare Accounting Information for Decision-Making (H508) 3 Credits

 

Spring Year 1

Required Management of Individual and Group Behavior (H507) 3 Credits
Required Financial Management Principles of Healthcare (H509) 3 Credits
Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Health Adminstration Elective Course 3 Credits

 

Summer Year 1

Experience Internship in Health Services Management (H702) 3 Credits

 

Fall Year 2

Required Developing Strategic Capability (H624) 3 Credits
Required Health Economics (H514) 3 Credits

 

Spring Year 2

Required Marketing Health Services Delivery (H612) 3 Credits
Required Health Services Delivery and the Law (H516) 3 Credits
Required Statistical Methods for Health Services (H518) 3 Credits

 

Fall Year 3

Required Management Science for Health Services Administration (H521) 3 Credits
Required Healthcare Outcomes and Decision Making (H615) 3 Credits
Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Health Adminstration Elective Course 3 Credits

 

Spring Year 3

Required Healthcare Applications of Strategic Management (H623) 3 Credits
Required Healthcare Information Systems (H628) 3 Credits

 

*You must take a total of 6 credits of Health Administration Electives 

 

Sample Part Time Schedule for the Master in Health Administration

 

Fall Year 1

Required Population and Public Health (H670) 3 Credits
Required Managing Healthcare Accounting Information for Decision-Making (H508) 3 Credits

 

Spring Year 1

Required Management of Individual and Group Behavior (H507) 3 Credits
Required Financial Management Principles of Healthcare (H509) 3 Credits

 

Fall Year 2

Required Health Services Human Resources Management (H523) 3 Credits
Required Health Economics (H514) 3 Credits

 

Spring Year 2

Required Statistical Methods for Health Services (H518) 3 Credits
Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Health Adminstration Elective Course 3 Credits

 

Summer Year 2

Experience Internship in Health Services Management (H702) 3 Credits

 

Fall Year 3

Required Developing Strategic Capability (H624) 3 Credits
Required Healthcare Outcomes and Decision Making (H615) 3 Credits

 

Spring Year 3

Required Marketing Health Services Delivery (H612) 3 Credits
Required Health Services Delivery and the Law (H516) 3 Credits

 

Fall Year 4

Required Management Science for Health Services Administration (H521) 3 Credits
Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Health Adminstration Elective Course 3 Credits

 

Spring Year 4

Required Healthcare Applications of Strategic Management (H623) 3 Credits
Required Healthcare Information Systems (H628) 3 Credits

 

*You must take a total of 6 credits of Health Administration Electives

 

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