Program Requirements

Curricular Requirements

The Master of Health Administration program is designed to deepen your knowledge of the broad principles and tools necessary for the effective delivery of health care. We equip you with the ability to harness innovative strategic approaches, and the latest technological data and systems, advancements in medical care, and approaches to management.

The curriculum can be completed full-time in 16 to 24 months, and comprises 44 to 48 credits, depending on whether you have professional health care work experience. A part-time or accelerated option is available, and you would work with an adviser to customize your study plan and course sequence.

Courses run on weekday evenings after 5:00 p.m. when you can either be in-person or participate via a blended/hybrid online learning design option allowing you easy remote access to live lectures and all course materials.

During the program, you will:

  • Explore environments, processes, and structures of health care systems

  • Examine evidence-based frameworks, management, and value-creation processes

  • Apply organizational tools for effective and efficient management

  • Study trends, experimentation, and emerging strategic innovations in the current health care landscape

  • Foster core competencies in technical and substantive knowledge, conceptional reasoning, and skills development

Standards for Maintaining Satisfactory Progress

MHA students maintain satisfactory progress by:

  • Passing all courses in their program of study in order to graduate

  • Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Attending and completing all in-person seminars, courses, and skills sessions

  • Actively participating in all online elements, including but not limited to discussion boards, blogs, synchronous sessions, and all course assignments

  • Actively engaging with peer learners and faculty in each course

  • Maintaining satisfactory progress on all milestones for the Capstone project

Students who do not meet the criteria for Good Standing may be placed on probation by the Program Director, Dean of the Graduate School, or their appointed representatives: including the Academic Advisory Committee and the Academic Program Office. Once a student is placed on academic probation, academic progress must be made within two terms. Dismissal is the likely consequence if performance continues to be unsatisfactory. Students on probation are considered enrolled.

Students are required to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA). Students who fall below a GPA of 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. Anytime a student’s GPA falls below 3.0, the Program Faculty Director will work with the student and create a remediation plan.

The Faculty Director in discretionary consultation with program or school-wide academic committee reviews the progress of each student on probation. If the GPA has not improved in the subsequent term, the student will continue to meet the Faculty Director revising the remediation plan, as needed. If the student’s GPA has not reached 3.0 within two terms having been placed on probation, the student may be dismissed from the program

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