Dual-Degree Programs

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Dual-Degree Progams

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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