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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Administration (Online), MHA

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) Online program is designed to prepare part-time students with a minimum of two years of relevant healthcare management or clinical experience for positions of increasing responsibility in healthcare organizations such as hospitals; managed care organizations; medical group practices; ambulatory, long-term care, insurance, and pharmaceutical companies; consulting firms; government agencies; and for-profit and nonprofit sector organizations.

The curriculum is guided by the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) MHA Competency Model which addresses the complexity and dynamic qualities of the health leader’s role and reflects the realities in health leadership today. Through a practice experience and a final integrative experience, students are expected to incorporate, synthesize, and apply their knowledge within both an operational and a community context. The result is an organizational perspective that encourages students to integrate knowledge from a range of management disciplines while emphasizing accountability for effective performance.

By the conclusion of the MHA program, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in:

  • Promoting accountability
  • Analytical thinking
  • Communication Skills: Writing, speaking, and facilitating
  • Performance measurement
  • Process and quality improvement
  • Project management
  • Human relations
  • Strategic orientation
  • Professional and social responsibility
  • Financial skills
  • Information technology

All students pursuing a MHA Online degree at the HSC School of Public Health (SPH) are required to complete an integrative capstone course prior to graduation. This culminating experience is managed under the direction of the MHA Program Director in cooperation with program faculty, students and preceptors in the field. Under the supervision of an institutional sponsor, the student will integrate knowledge and skills acquired and apply these to a “real world” experience outside their typical scope of work. 

Academic Requirements and Admissions Procedures can be found on the Master of Health Administration Online admissions page  .