The Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree core curriculum integrates fundamental management concepts and health care applications. Specific competency areas include: quantitative analysis; health economics; financial management; health policy; planning and marketing; and health system organization and development. All candidates must complete 54 hours of coursework as described below. 

Prerequisite courses

Students who did not take microeconomics as an undergraduate may complete HMI's online microeconomics module in order to satisfy the prerequisite. The module is free and available to all admitted students. Students do not receive any academic credit for the module, and must complete the module by the beginning of the Spring semester.

In addition, all students, regardless of undergraduate major and prior coursework, must complete the Introduction to Accountancy and Finance course during their first Fall semester.

Oral Comprehensives

All health administration students are required to complete successfully an oral examination that enables the faculty to evaluate the student's competency in health administration. The evaluation takes place during the student's final semester.

Example MHA Plan of Study

1st Fall Semester

HMI 7410 - Introduction to the US Health Care System
HMI 8460 - Administration of Health Care Organizations
HMI 8461 - Managing Human Resources in Health Care Organizations
HMI 7471 - Introduction to Accountancy & Finance In Health Care

1st Spring Semester

HMI 8524 - Health Economics
HMI 8544 - Managerial Epidemiology
HMI 8573 - Decision Making for Health Care Organizations
+2 Professional electives


HMI 8689 - Field Experience in Health Management and Informatics (internship)

2nd Fall Semester

HMI 7430 - Introduction to Health Informatics
HMI 8470 - Strategic Planning and Marketing for Health Care Organizations
HMI 8472 - Financial Management for Health Care Organizations
+1 Professional elective 

2nd Spring Semester

HMI 8453 - Executive Management Studies (EMS project)
HMI 8571 - Decision Support in Health Care Systems
HMI 8574 - Health Care Law 
HMI 8575 - Health Policy and Politics