MHA Degree Options

The Eccles MHA prepares students for administrative positions in both the public and private sectors of the healthcare industry, as well as in a variety of fields, including healthcare delivery, public health, healthcare policy and clinical research.

We understand that your professional goals may bridge academic disciplines and require expertise in multiple areas. That’s why the Eccles School offers four dual-degree options for MHA students.

No matter what program you’re interested in, combining studies strengthens your academic experience and expands your professional expertise.

MHA

Program Overview
The MHA standalone program prepares young careerists for administrative positions in both the public and private sectors of the healthcare industry. Program graduates work in a variety of fields, including healthcare delivery, public health, healthcare policy and health-services research.

Student Profile
Full-time student

Credit Hours
59.5

Program Length
2 years

Program Format
Full-time

Approximate Tuition
$54,000

Primary Class Availability
Day

Degree Schedule
Students begin the program in the fall semester and begin by taking the MHA general administrative and management courses. During the next semesters, students integrate their electives, cohort series courses and administrative internship.

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MHA/Full-Time MBA

Program Overview
This full-time option prepares students for administrative positions in hospitals, large clinics, extended care facilities and clinical and reference laboratories, as well as for positions in healthcare consulting and with vendors, such as those providing information technology to healthcare organizations.

Student Profile
Full-time student

Credit Hours
84.5-86

Program Length
3 years

Program Format
Full-time

Approximate Tuition
$91,400

Primary Class Availability
Day

Degree Schedule
Students begin the program in the fall semester and begin by taking the MBA core curriculum along with other first-year MBA students. During spring semester, students take the remainder of the MBA core courses as well as electives, which may include classes that satisfy MHA requirements. During the remaining semesters, students can take a mix of MBA and MHA courses according to their preference.

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MHA/Professional MBA

Program Overview
Designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals, this part-time option prepares mid-careerists for administrative positions in hospitals, large clinics, extended-care facilities, clinical and reference laboratories, as well as for positions in healthcare consulting.

Student Profile
Full-time student

Credit Hours
78-81

Program Length
3 years

Program Format
Part-time

Approximate Tuition
$85,000

Primary Class Availability
Evening (PMBA) / Day (MHA)

Degree Schedule
Students typically begin with the fall PMBA cohort and are expected to take courses during the summer semesters. Current students may apply to the MHA after completing one semester in the PMBA program. Students complete a full year of the PMBA program before taking MHA courses in their second year.

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MHA/Master of Public Health

Program Overview
This option prepares early and mid-careerists for positions as program managers and health-services researchers in state and local health departments, public health advocacy groups and healthcare delivery organizations, such as the Veterans’ Administration Healthcare System and military healthcare facilities.

Student Profile
Full-time or part-time student

Credit Hours
66.5-68

Program Length
Approximately 3 years

Program Format
Full-time or part-time

Approximate Tuition
$54,000

Primary Class Availability
Day

Degree Schedule
Students wishing to pursue this dual degree may begin the MPH or MHA programs in either the fall or spring. Many students apply for the MHA program after one semester in the MPH program. With flexibility to attend full or part time, students can take 3-6 years to complete both degrees.

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MHA/Master of Public Administration

Program Overview
This dual degree prepares early and mid-careerists for positions in health policy and health advocacy organizations such as the Utah Health Policy Project, the Governor’s Office of Health Data and other local, state and federal government health entities. Students also gain knowledge in administrative issues for public, non-profit and private healthcare settings.

Student Profile
Full-time or part-time student

Credit Hours
71-74

Program Length
Approximately 3 years

Program Format
Full-time or part-time

Approximate Tuition
$52,000

Primary Class Availability
Evening and weekend (MPA) / Day (MHA)

Degree Schedule
The MPA program offers two formats (evening and executive weekend) to support working professionals seeking advanced education. Many MHA/MPA students work full-time. Students can start taking MHA classes as early as their first semester in the program.

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The MHA program at the David Eccles School of Business prepares students for administrative positions in both the public and private sectors of the healthcare industry, as well as in a variety of fields, including healthcare delivery, public health, healthcare policy and clinical research.

We understand that your professional goals may bridge academic disciplines and require expertise in multiple areas. That’s why the Eccles School offers four dual-degree options for our Master of Healthcare Administration students.

No matter what program you’re interested in, combining studies strengthens your academic experience and expands your professional expertise.

MHA    MHA/MBA    MHA/PMBA    MHA/MPH    MHA/MPA

MHA/Full-Time Master of Business Administration

This full-time option prepares students for administrative positions in hospitals, large clinics, extended care facilities and clinical and reference laboratories, as well as for positions in healthcare consulting and with vendors (such as those providing information technology to healthcare organizations).

Why MHA/MBA

The MHA/Full-Time MBA dual degree program offered by the David Eccles School of Business for young careerists allows students to earn two master degrees in three years. The purpose of the dual degree program is to prepare students for success in the healthcare and medical industries by providing essential business knowledge and industry-specific skills.

About this Dual Degree

Credit Hours: 86
Tuition Estimates: $65,000-$69,000
College / School Offering Degree: David Eccles School of Business
Program Format: Full-Time
Primary Class Availability: Day
Degree Timing: Students begin the program in the fall semester and begin by taking the MBA core curriculum along with other first-year MBA students. During spring semester, students take the remainder of the MBA core courses as well as electives, which may include classes that satisfy MHA requirements. During the remaining semesters, students can take a mix of MBA and MHA courses according to their preference. Students can complete the MHA/MBA in 3 years.

Degree Requirements

MBA Required Courses

MGT 6050 Laying the Foundations of Teamwork (1.5) (Intensive Week)
ACCTG 6000* Financial Accounting (3) (Fall)
FINAN 6025 Managerial Economics (3) (Fall)
MBA 6000 Career Strategies (1) (Fall)
MGT 6051* Managing and Leading in Organizations (3) (Fall)
MKTG 6090 Marketing Management (3) (Fall)
OIS 6040* Data Analysis and Decision Making I (1.5) (Fall)
OIS 6060* Operations Management I (1.5) (Fall)
ACCTG 6001* Managerial Accounting (3.0) (Spring)
FINAN 6020* Financial Management (3) (Spring)
IS 6010 Information Systems (1.5) (Spring)
MGT 6054 Management Communication (3) (Spring)
OIS 6061* Operations Management II (1.5) (Spring)
MBA 6001 Career Perspectives I (1) (Spring)
STRAT 6071 Competitive Strategy (3) (Fall)
MBA 6002 Career Perspectives II (1.5) (Fall)
MBA 6800 Integrative Experience (3) (Spring)

Complete an additional 9 MBA elective credit hours; MHA required classes cannot be used to meet this requirement.

MHA Required Courses

IS 6550 Healthcare Information Technology (1.5) (Spring)
MGT 6530 Competitive Advantage Through People (1.5) (Spring)
OR
PADMN 6360 Public Human Resource Management (3) (Spring)
MGT 6540 Ethics of Management (1.5) (Spring)
MHA 6000 Career Strategies (1) (Fall)
MHA 6530 Healthcare Administration (3) (Fall)
MHA 6540 Managerial Accounting and Finance (3) (Spring)
MHA  6550 Marketing for Health Professionals (3) (Fall)
MHA 6560 Healthcare Law (1.5) (Spring)
OIS 6420 Quality Management (1.5) ( Spring)
PADMN 6321 Health Policy (3) (Spring)
OR
FPMD 6400 Public Health Administration and Policy (3) (Fall)

MHA Cohort Courses

MHA 6800 Management and Administration in Healthcare (.5) (Fall)
NOTE: Required first year of program
MHA 6801 Healthcare Industry Players (1) (Spring)
NOTE: Required first year of program. Note prerequisites MHA Status, MHA 6800
MHA 6802 Healthcare Financial Management (3) (Fall)
NOTE: Required final year of program.  Prerequisites accounting 6001, finance 6020, MHA 6800, and 6801
MHA 6803 Healthcare Strategic Management (3) (Fall)
NOTE: Required final year of program.  Prerequisites MHA 6530, 6800-6801
MHA 6804 Strategic Management & Principal Based Leadership in Healthcare (1.5) (Spring)
NOTE: Required final year of the program.  Prerequisites Accounting 6001, Finance 6020, MHA 6900 – MHA 6802
MHA 6900 Healthcare Administration Internship (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
NOTE: Must be approved in advance by program director.  Prerequisites Accounting 6000, and 6001, Finance 6020, Operations 6060/6061.

Choose one course from the following list:

ECON 6190 Health Economics (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
FP MD 6600 Social and Behavioral Context of Public Health (3) (Fall, Spring)

Choose one course from the following list:

MHA 6560 Health Law (1.5) (Spring)*
*Preferred. See addtional options below.
LAW 7360 Health Law (3) (Fall) (Permission required)
STRAT 6310 Business Law (3) (Summer)

Choose one course from the following list:

MGT 6540 Ethics of Management (1.5) (Spring)*
*Preferred. See additional options below.
PHIL 6520 Advanced Bioethics (3) (Spring)
PADMN 6870 Public Administration and Ethics (3) (Summer, fall)

Choose one course from the following list:

FP MD 6550 Public Health Program Planning & Evaluation (3) (Spring)
OIS 6610 Practical Management Science (1.5) (Spring)
OIS 6500 Visual Basic Applications for Business (1.5) (Spring, Summer)
OIS 6660 Project Management (3) (Spring, Summer)
IS 6580 Data Science and Big Data (3) (Fall)

Graduation Requirements and Application:

  • Total Credit Hours: 86
  • Neither degree is awarded until all degree requirements for each degree are completed.
  • Submit this MHA/MBA degree requirement checklist to your MBA advisor the semester prior to graduation.
  • Meet with both your MHA and MBA academic advisors prior to applying for graduation to check progress towards the joint degree requirements.
  • Be sure to file an application for graduation for each program with the Registrar’s Office online.

Download printable MHA/MBA Degree Checklist

Application Process
  • Note that two distinct degrees are being awarded with any MHA dual degree.
  • Although the MBA and Professional MBA are housed in the David Eccles School of Business with the MHA program, there are separate applications for the MBA programs and the MHA program.
  • For all dual degrees, a separate application is required for each program and each application requires an application fee.
  • Application requirements are unique to each program. Applicants should check with both departments to ensure requirements are being met.
  • Application deadlines and notification processes are different for each degree.
  • Decision timelines may differ and admission into one degree may depend on admission into the other degree.
  • Please note that the MBA programs may accept unofficial documents such as unofficial GMAT or GRE scores for admissions review, but the MHA does not. All official documents — including official GMAT or GRE scores and letters of recommendation — must be received by the application deadline for MHA admissions review.
  • It is not necessary to wait until recommendations and GMAT or GRE scores are received to submit the online application and fee. Scores and recommendations can be received after submission as long as all items are received by the application deadline.
  • While it’s possible to share recommendations between programs, the MHA program encourages applicants to request recommendations from healthcare-related sources, such as supervisors or managers.
MHA/Professional Master of Business Administration

Designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals, this part-time option prepares students for administrative positions in hospitals, large clinics, extended-care facilities, clinical and reference laboratories, as well as for positions in healthcare consulting and with vendors such as those providing information technology to healthcare organizations.

Why MHA/PMBA

The MHA/PMBA dual degree program offered by the David Eccles School of Business for mid-careerists gives students the option of earning a Professional MBA in addition to an MHA degree. The purpose of the dual degree program is to prepare students for success in the healthcare and medical industries by providing essential business knowledge, skills and industry-specific knowledge.

About this Dual Degree

Credit Hours: 78
Tuition Estimates: $67,000-$72,000
College/School Offering Degree: David Eccles School of Business
Program Format: Part-Time
Primary Class Availability: Evening
Degree Timing: Students can complete the program in three years by following an aggressive schedule. Students enrolled in the dual-degree program typically begin with the fall PMBA cohort and are expected to take courses during the summer semesters. Current students may apply to the MHA following one semester in the PMBA program. Students complete a full year of the PMBA portion of the dual degree and begin taking MHA courses in their second year. Please note that all PMBA courses are offered in the evenings, but many MHA courses may only be offered during the day.

Degree Requirements

PMBA Required Courses

ACCTG 6000* Financial Accounting (3) (Fall)
ACCTG 6001* Managerial Accounting (3) (Fall)
FINAN 6022* Financial Management (3) (Spring)
FINAN 6026 Managerial Economics (3) (Spring)
IS 6010 Information Systems (1.5) (Summer)
MGT 6050 Laying the Foundations of Teamwork (1.5) (Fall)
MGT 6051* Managing and Leading in Organizations I (1.5) (Fall)
MGT 6051 Managing and Leading in Organizations II (1.5) (Spring)
MGT 6052 Business Communication (1.5)  (Summer)
STRAT 6070 Competitive Strategy (3) (Spring)
MGT 6540* Ethics of Management (3) (Spring )
MKTG 6090 Marketing Management (3) (Fall)
OIS 6062* Operations Management (3) (Summer)
OIS 6040* Data Analysis and Decision Making (1.5) (Fall)

Choose 15 credit hours of elective courses; MHA required courses cannot be used for PMBA electives.

MHA Cohort Courses

MHA 6530 Healthcare Administration (3) (Fall)
MHA 6802 Healthcare Financial Management (3) (Fall)
NOTE: Required final year of program.  Prerequisites: Accounting 6001, Finance 6020
MHA 6803 Strategic Management in Healthcare (3.0) (Fall)
NOTE: Required final year of program.  Prerequisites MHA 6530, 6800-6801
MHA 6804 Principal Based Leadership in Healthcare (1.5) (Spring)
NOTE: Required final year of the program.  Prerequisites Accounting 6001, Finance 6020, MHA 6900 – MHA 6802

MHA Required Courses

IS 6550 Healthcare Information Technology (1.5) (Spring)
OIS 6420 Quality Management (1.5) (Spring)
MHA 6550 Marketing for Health Professionals (3) (Fall)
ECON 6190  Health Economics (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
PADMN 6321 Health Policy (3) (Fall, Spring)
OR
FP MD 6400 Public Health Policy and Administration (3) (Fall waitlist)
FP MD 6600 Social Context of Public Health (3) (Fall, Spring waitlist)

Choose one course from the following list:

MHA 6560 Health Law (1.5) (Spring)*
*Preferred. See additional options below.
LAW 7360 Health Law (3) (Fall) (Permission required)
STRAT 6310 Business Law (3) (Summer)

Choose one course from the following list:

OIS 6610 Practical Management Science (1.5) (Spring)
OIS 6550 VBA for Business (1.5) (Spring)
OIS 6660 Project Management (3) (Spring, Summer)
IS 6580 Data Science and Big Data (3) (Fall)

Graduation Requirements and Application:

  • Total Credit Hours: 76.5 – 78
  • Neither degree is awarded until all degree requirements for each degree are completed.
  • Submit this MHA/PMBA degree requirement Checklist to your PMBA advisor the semester prior to graduation.
  • Meet with both your PMBA and MHA advisors the semester prior to completing your requirements for each degree, respectively, to check progress towards the joint degree requirements for graduation.
  • Be sure to file an application for graduation with the Registrar’s Office online

Download printable MHA/PMBA Degree Checklist

Application Process
  • Note that two distinct degrees are being awarded with any MHA dual degree.
  • Although the MBA and Professional MBA are housed in the David Eccles School of Business with the MHA program, there are separate applications for the MBA programs and the MHA program.
  • For all dual degrees, a separate application is required for each program and each application requires an application fee.
  • Application requirements are unique to each program. Applicants should check with both departments to ensure requirements are being met.
  • Application deadlines and notification process is different for each degree.
  • Decision timelines may differ, and admission into one degree may depend on admission into the other degree.
  • Please note that the MBA programs may accept unofficial documents such as unofficial GMAT or GRE scores for admissions review, but the MHA does not. All official documents — including official GMAT or GRE scores and letters of recommendation — must be received by the application deadline for MHA admissions review.
  • It is not necessary to wait until recommendations and GMAT or GRE scores are received to submit the online application and fee. Scores and recommendations can be received after submission as long as all items are received by the application deadline.
  • While it’s possible to share recommendations between programs, the MHA program encourages applicants to request recommendations from healthcare-related sources, such as supervisors or managers.
MHA/Master of Public Health

This option prepares early and mid-careerists for positions as program managers and health-services researchers in state and local health departments, public health advocacy groups and healthcare delivery organizations, such as the Veterans’ Administration Healthcare System and military healthcare facilities.

Why MHA/MPH

The MHA/MPH dual degree program is a joint effort between the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine Division of Public Health and the David Eccles School of Business, and gives early and mid-careerists the option of earning an MHA degree in addition to a Master of Public Health. The MPH degree is appropriate for the student who plans a career in public health with a focus on population health.

The purpose of the dual degree program is to prepare students for success in the healthcare and medical industries by providing essential business knowledge, skills and industry-specific knowledge.

About this Dual Degree

Credit Hours: 68-71
Tuition Estimates: $51,500-$54,500
College / School Offering Degree: Division of Public Health and David Eccles School of Business
Program Format: Part-Time or Full-Time
Primary Class Availability: Day
Degree Timing: Students can complete the program in approximately three years. Students can choose to enroll full-time or part-time, but must take at least three credits per semester and complete the degree within six years. Students wishing to pursue this dual degree may begin the MPH or MHA programs in either the fall or spring. Many students apply for the MHA program after one semester in the MPH program.

Degree Requirements

MPH Core Courses

FP MD 6100 Biostatistics I (3) (Fall)
NOTE: This course fulfills your MHA statistics requirement
FP MD 6300 Epidemiology I (3) (Fall, Spring)
FP MD 6311 Clinical Research Methods (3) (Fall)
FP MD 6400 Public Health Administration & Policy (3) (Fall)
FP MD 6500 Foundations of Public Health (3) (Fall)
FP MD 6550 Public Health Program Planning & Evaluation (3) (Spring)
NOTE: This course fulfills your MHA Program analytics requirement
FP MD 6600 Social and Behavioral Context of Public Health (3) (Fall, Spring)
NOTE: This course fulfills the MHA health behavior requirement
FP MD 6700 Environmental Public Health (3) (Spring)

MHA Required Courses

ACCTG 6000 Financial Accounting (3) (Fall)
IS 6550 Healthcare Information Technology (1.5) (Spring)
MGT 6051 Managing and Leading in Organizations (3) (Fall)
PADMN 6360 Public Human Resource Management (3) (Spring)
OR
MGT 6530 Competitive Advantage Through People (1.5) (Spring)
MHA 6550 Marketing for Health Professionals (3) (Fall)
OIS 6670 Service Operations (3) (Fall)
OIS 6420 Quality Management (1.5) (Spring)
ECON 6190 Health Economics (3) (Fall, Summer, Spring)
MHA 6000 MHA Career Strategies (1) (Fall)
MHA 6001 MHA Career Perspectives (1) (Spring)

MHA Cohort Courses

MHA 6530 Healthcare Administration (3) (Fall)
MHA 6540 Managerial Accounting & Finance for Healthcare (3) (Spring)
MHA 6800 Management and Administration in Healthcare (.5) (Fall)
NOTE: Prerequisite MHA Status, to be taken in first fall semester
MHA 6801 Healthcare Industry Players (1) (Spring)
NOTE: Prerequisite MHA 6800 to be taken in first spring semester
MHA 6802 Healthcare Financial Management (3) (Fall)
NOTE: Prerequisite ACCTG 6000, MHA 6540 Managerial Accounting and Finance for Healthcare; to be taken in final fall semester
MHA 6803 Healthcare Strategic Management (3) (Fall)
NOTE: Prerequisite MHA 6530, 6800, 6801, To be taken in final fall semester
MHA 6804 Principal Based Leadership in Healthcare (1.5) (Spring)
NOTE: Prerequisite MHA 6530, 6800- 6803; To be taken in final spring semester
MHA 6900 Healthcare Administration Internship (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Choose one course from the following list:

MHA 6560 Health Law (1.5) (Spring)*
*Preferred. See additional options below.
LAW 7360 Health Law (3) (Fall) (Permission required)
STRAT 6310 Business Law (3) (Summer)

Choose one course from the following list:

MGT 6540 Ethics of Management (1.5) (Spring)*
*Preferred. See additional options below.
PHIL 6520 Advanced Bioethics (3) (Spring)
PADMN 6870 Public Administration and Ethics (3) (Summer, Fall)

Graduation Requirements and Application:

  • Total Credit Hour: 68-71
  • Neither degree is awarded until all degree requirements for each degree are completed.
  • Submit this MHA/MPH degree requirement checklist to your MPH advisor the semester prior to graduation.
  • Meet with both your MHA and MPH advisors prior to applying for graduation to check progress towards the joint degree requirements.
  • Be sure to file an application for graduation for both programs with the Registrar’s Office online

Download Printable MHA/MPH Degree Checklist

Application Process
  • Note that two distinct degrees are being awarded with any MHA dual degree.
  • For all dual degrees, a separate application is required for each program and each application requires an application fee.
  • Application requirements are unique to each program. Applicants should check with both departments to ensure requirements are being met.
  • Application deadlines and notification process is different for each degree.
  • Decision timelines may differ, and admission into one degree may depend on admission into the other degree.
  • It is not necessary to wait until recommendations and GMAT or GRE scores are received to submit the online application and fee. Scores and recommendations can be received after submission as long as all items are received by the application deadline.
  • While it’s possible to share recommendations between programs, the MHA program encourages applicants to request recommendations from healthcare-related sources, such as supervisors or managers.
MHA/Master of Public Administration

This option prepares early and mid-careerists for positions in health policy and health advocacy organizations such as the Utah Health Policy Project, the Governor’s Office of Health Data and other local, state and federal government health entities.

Why MHA/MPA

The MHA/MPA dual degree program is a joint effort between the College of Social and Behavioral Science and the David Eccles School of Business, and gives young and mid-careerists the option of earning an MHA degree in addition to a Master of Public Administration. This dual degree covers administrative issues for public, nonprofit and private healthcare settings.

Students selecting an MPA as their home program can apply simultaneously for admission into both degrees, or apply to the MHA program after being admitted into the MPA program. Regardless, students must first be accepted into the MPA program to be eligible for dual-degree status.

About this Dual-Degree

Credit Hours: 69.5-72.5
Tuition Estimates: $46,000-$48,000
College / School Offering Degree: College of Social and Behavioral Science and David Eccles School of Business
Program Format: Part-Time or Full-Time
Primary Class Availability: Evening
Degree Timing: The MPA Program offers two formats (evening and executive weekend) to support working professionals seeking advanced education. Many MHA/MPA students work full-time. Students can complete the MHA/MPA dual-degree program in approximately three years of year-round study. Students can start taking MHA classes as early as their first semester in the program.

Degree Requirements

MPA Core Courses

PADMN 6300 Administrative Theory (3) (Fall)
PADMN 6210 Public Administration & Law (3)  (Summer, Fall)
NOTE: This course fulfills your MHA law requirement
PADMN 6289 Research Design (3)  (Spring, Summer)
PADMN 6335 Governance & the Economy (3) (Spring, Summer)
PADMN 6360 Human Resources Management (3)  (Fall, Spring)
NOTE: This course fulfills your MHA Human Resource Management requirement
PADMN 6380 Public Budgeting & Finance (3)  (Spring, Summer)
PADMN 6550 Non-Profit/Non-Governmental Organizations (3)  (Fall, Spring)
PADMN 6870 Public Administration Seminar in Ethics (3)  (Summer, Fall)
NOTE: This course fulfills your MHA Ethics requirement
PADMN 6890 Capstone in Public Administration (3) (Check schedule, typically Summer, Fall)

MHA Required Courses

IS 6550 Healthcare Information Technology (1.5) (Spring)
MGT 6051 Managing and Leading in Organizations (3) (Fall)
OIS 6670 Service Operations (3) (Fall)
OIS 6420 Quality Management (1.5) (Spring)
MHA 6550 Marketing for Health Professionals (3) (Fall)
ECON 6190 Health Economics (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
PADMN 6321 Health Policy (3) (Fall, Spring)
FP MD 6600 Social and Behavioral Context of Public Health (3) (Fall, Spring, Summer)
MHA 6000 MHA Career Strategies (1) (Fall)
MHA 6001 MHA Career Perspectives (1) (Spring)

MHA Cohort Courses

MHA  6530 Health Services Administration (3) (Fall)
MHA 6540 Managerial Accounting and Finance for Healthcare (3) (Spring)
MHA 6800 Management and Administration in Healthcare (.5) (Fall)
NOTE: to be taken in first fall semester
MHA 6801 Healthcare Industry Players (1) (Spring)
NOTE: Prerequisite MHA 6800; to be taken in first spring semester
MHA 6802 Healthcare Financial Management (3) (Fall)
NOTE: Prerequisite MHA 6540; to be taken in final fall semester
MHA 6803 Healthcare Strategic Management (3) (Fall)
NOTE: Prerequisite MHA 6530, 6800, 6801
MHA 6804 Principal Based Leadership in Healthcare (1.5) (Spring)
NOTE: Prerequisite MHA 6530, 6800-6803 To be taken in final spring semester
MHA 6900 Administrative Internship (3)

Choose one course:

FP MD 6100 Biostatistics (3) (Fall)
OIS 6040 Data Analysis & Decision Making I (1.5) (Fall)

Choose one course:

FP MD 6550 Public Health Program Planning & Evaluation (3) (Spring)
PADMN 6563 Program and Policy Evaluation (3) (Fall)
OR see advisor for analytics options

Graduation Requirements and Application:

  • Complete 69.5-72.5 credit hours
  • Complete MRP (Major Research Paper) requirement; see the MPA Advisor for more information.
  • Neither degree is awarded until all requirements for each degree are completed.
  • Submit this MHA/MPA degree requirement checklist to your MPA advisor the semester prior to graduation.
  • Meet with both your MHA and MPA advisors prior to applying for graduation to check progress towards the joint degree requirements.
  • Be sure to file an application for graduation for each program with the Registrar’s Office online

Download Printable MHA/MPA Degree Checklist

Application Process
  • Note that two distinct degrees are being awarded with any MHA dual degree.
  • For all dual degrees, a separate application is required for each program and each application requires an application fee.
  • Application requirements are unique to each program. Applicants should check with both departments to ensure requirements are being met.
  • Application deadlines and notification process is different for each degree.
  • Decision timelines may differ and admission into one degree may depend on admission into the other degree. Please note that the some other programs may accept unofficial documents such as unofficial GMAT or GRE scores for admissions review, but the MHA does not. All official documents — including official GMAT or GRE scores and letters of recommendation — must be received by the application deadline for MHA admissions review.
  • It is not necessary to wait until recommendations and GMAT or GRE scores are received to submit the online application and fee. Scores and recommendations can be received after submission as long as all items are received by the application deadline.
  • While it’s possible to share recommendations between programs, the MHA program encourages applicants to request recommendations from healthcare-related sources, such as supervisors or managers.