Master of Health Administration
Our traditional, on-campus MHA program has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) since 1966 and is nationally ranked. The program prepares professionals to meet the challenges of a changing health care industry. The curriculum is competency based (modified NCHL model), focusing on ensuring students obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in the dynamic health care market through the incorporation of educational methods shown to be successful with adult learners. Students have the option to pursue dual degrees with Health Informatics (MS), Business (MBA), Industrial Engineering (MS), Law (JD), and Public Affairs (MPA). Some students also pursue a second Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH). Many students also pursue graduate certificates, such as the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics or Health Ethics, concurrently with their MHA degree.
Our executive MHA program is accredited (CAHME) and nationally ranked. The executive program offers learners the quality and content of our traditional program, but it's delivered in a hybrid on-campus/online format following a cohort-based model designed for experienced health care professionals. The curriculum is competency based (modified NCHL model), focusing on ensuring students obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in the dynamic health care market through the incorporation of educational methods shown to be successful with adult learners. There is an option for a dual degree with Health Informatics (MS), and graduate certificates in Health Informatics and Health Ethics.
Master of Science in Health Informatics
The traditional, on-campus health informatics program prepares professions to lead development and use of electronic health records and other information systems in the health care environment. Students have the option to pursue a dual Health Administration (MHA) degree as well as graduate certificates such as the Graduate Certificate in Health Ethics.
Our executive health informatics program integrates technical, clinical and managerial competencies into health and biomedical informatics education for experienced health care professionals.
The graduate certificate in health informatics is designed to serve as both a stand-alone certificate program for non-degree learners interested in health and biomedical informatics and an integrated certificate program for degree-seeking University of Missouri students who are enrolled in a graduate degree program.
The graduate certificate in health ethics is designed to help learners develop an understanding of the ethical issues related to health and health care and to foster skills in analyzing and resolving ethical problems and conflicts in the health care environment.
The online graduate certificate in informatics for public health provides participants with basic knowledge of issues and application of informatics in areas of public health including surveillance, prevention, preparedness, and health promotion, and competence in evaluating and discovering solutions for the current and future public health informatics challenges. The program is designed for current and upcoming public health professionals, community health professionals, and students in the health and public health fields.
Doctor of Philosophy in Informatics
The doctorate in informatics, with an emphasis in health informatics, prepares individuals for research and scholarly careers in the application of information technology to health systems. The Informatics PhD is offered through the MU Informatics Institute.