Jul 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog


The Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) and Master of Health Administration (MHA) dual degree program provides PAs with business knowledge and competencies to improve the effectiveness and operational success of healthcare organizations. PAs with an MHA are better prepared to transition to a managerial role in a healthcare organization.   

Benefits of the MPAS/MHA Degree Program

  • The MHA-trained PA will have in-depth knowledge and skills in: performance management and measurement, analytic thinking for solving problems in healthcare systems, health communications, process and quality improvement, project management, human relations management, strategic planning, professional and social responsibility, financial skills, and information technology.
  • The MHA-trained PA will be prepared for leadership roles in healthcare organizations.
  • The MHA-trained PA will rely on a population health management perspective for improving healthcare systems. 

Potential Career Paths

  • Health System Executive and Academic Leadership
  • Chief Physician Assistant
  • Department Chair or Director of Physician Assistant Services
  • Administrative Medical Director
For more information and to apply to the HSC PA/MHA dual degree program, contact: Admissions@unthsc.edu.

Integrated Curriculum Sequence Options


Faculty Advisors

If you have academic and/or career path questions about a dual degree program, please contact:

Tessa Bryan Ed.D., MBA


School of Public Health


Lauren Dobbs PA-C, MMS


School of Healh Professions