The MSHA curricula is based upon a collaborative competency model that aligns with our mission of “developing leaders to shape tomorrow’s healthcare through an exceptional master’s-level educational experience.” Students may apply for admission to the MSHA Program alone or to one of the coordinated degree options:

  • Master of Science in Health Administration/Master of Business Administration (MSHA/MBA) Program
  • Master of Science in Health Administration/ Master of Public Health (MSHA/MPH) Program
  • Master of Science in Health Administration/Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHA/MSHI) Program
  • Master of Science in Health Administration/Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Financial Management

Will I receive a graduate degree before I begin my Administrative Residency?

MSHA single-degrees tudents will not receive their degree until successfully completing the Administrative Residency/Fellowship component (9-12 months).

MSHA/MSHI dual-degree students will receive the MSHI degree at the completion of the didactic portion of the program (end of second spring semester) and the MSHA degree upon completion of the Administrative Residency/Fellowship component (9-12 months).

MSHA/MBA dual-degree students will receive the MBA degree at the completion of the didactic portion of the program (end of second spring semester) and the MSHA degree upon completion of the Administrative Residency/Fellowship component (9-12 months).

MSHA/MPH dual-degree students will receive the MPH degree at the completion of the didactic portion of the program (end of second spring semester) and the MSHA degree upon completion of the Administrative Residency/Fellowship component (9-12 months).

MSHA Course Sequence

  • Fall 1 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 602: Introduction to Health Care Systems 4
      Required HA 631: Organization Theory and Behavior 3
      Required HA 632: Quantitative Methods 3
      Required HCO 601: Health Economics 3
      Required MBA 601: Financial Accounting and Finance Basics  3
        Total Hours 16
    Spring 1 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 606: Operations Management & Process Improvement 4
      Required HA 612: Essentials of Health and Human Disease 3
      Required HA 620: Health Care Financial Management I 3
      Required HA 605: Health Policy  3
        Total Hours 13
    Summer 1 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 628: Leadership Development 3
      Required HA 675: Health Administration Internship 3
        Total Hours 6
    Fall 2 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 621: Health Care Financial Management II 3
      Required HA 625: Strategic Planning and Management 3
      Required HA 635: Human Resources Management in Health Services Administration 3
      Required HA 640: Information Systems and Management Science 3
        Total Hours 12
    Spring 2 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 613: Health Law 3
      Required HA 680: Health Administration Capstone 2
      Required HA 671: Health Care Marketing 3
      HA Elective To be determined 3
      HA Elective To be determined 3
        Total Hours 14
    Fall 3 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 690: Administrative Residency 5
        Total Hours 5
    Spring 3 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 690: Administrative Residency 5
        Total Hours 5
          71
  • Summer 0 Course Description Credit Hours
      MBA #1 MBA 642: Economics for Managers 3
      MBA #2 MBA 662: Quantitative Analysis for Business Managers 3
      MBA #3 MBA 631: Management and Organizations 3
        Total Hours 9
    Fall 1 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 602: Introduction to Health Care Systems 4
      Required HA 631: Organization Theory and Behavior 3
      Required HA 632: Quantitative Methods 3
      Required HCO 601: Health Economics 3
      MBA #4 MBA 601: Financial Accounting and Finance Basics 3
        Total Hours 16
    Spring 1 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 606: Operations Management & Process Improvement 4
      Required HA 612: Essentials of Health and Human Disease 3
      Required HA 620: Health Care Financial Management I 3
      Required HA 605: Health Policy 3
      MBA #5 MBA 608: Strategic Cost Analysis and Decision Making 3
        Total Hours 16
    Summer 1 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 628: Leadership Development 3
      MBA #7 MBA 637: Operations and Supply Chain Management 3
      MBA #8 MBA Elective 3
        Total Hours 9
    Fall 2 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 621: Health Care Financial Management II 3
      Required HA 625: Strategic Planning and Management 3
      Required HA 635: Human Resources Management in Health Services Administration 3
      Required HA 640: Introduction to Health Informatics 3
      MBA #8 MBA 651: Seminar in Marketing Policy 3
        Total Hours 15
    Spring 2 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 671: Health Care Marketing  3
      Required HA 613: Health Law 3
      Required HA 680: Health Administration Capstone 2
      MBA #9 MBA 634: Business Strategy 3
      MBA #10 MBA 619: Information Technology and Business Strategy 3
        Total Hours 14
    Fall 3 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 690: Administrative Residency 5
        Total Hours 5
    Spring 3 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 690: Administrative Residency 5
        Total Hours 5
          92
  • Summer 0 Course Description Credit Hours
      MPH #1 ENH 600: Fundamentals of Environmental Health 3
      MPH #2 HB 600: Social & Behavioral Sciences Core 3
      MPH #3 BST 601: Statistical Analysis 4
      MPH #4 MPH Elective Course 3
        Total Hours 13
    Fall 1 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 602: Introduction to Health Care Systems 4
      Required HA 631: Organization Theory and Behavior 3
      Required HA 632: Quantitative Methods 3
      Required HCO 601: Health Economics 3
      MPH #5 EPI 610: Introduction to Epidemiologic Research 4
        Total Hours 17
    Spring 1 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 606: Operations Management & Process Improvement 4
      Required HA 612: Essentials of Health and Human Disease 3
      Required HA 620: Health Care Financial Management I 3
      Required HA 605: Health Policy  3
      MPH #6 MPH Elective Course 3
        Total Hours 16
    Summer 1 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 628: Leadership Development 3
      Required HA 675: Health Administration Internship 3
      MPH #7 HCO 600: Intro to PUH Systems 4
        Total Hours 10
    Fall 2 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 621: Health Care Financial Management II 3
      Required HA 625: Strategic Planning and Management 3
      Required HA 635: Human Resources Management in Health Services Administration 3
      Required HA 640: Information Systems and Management Science 3
        Total Hours 12
    Spring 2 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 671: Health Care Marketing 3
      Required HA 613: Health Law 3
      Required HA 680: Health Administration Capstone 2
      MPH #8 MPH Elective  3
      MPH #9 PUH 695: Integrative Experience 3
        Total Hours 14
    Fall 3 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 690: Administrative Residency 5
        Total Hours 5
    Spring 3 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 690: Administrative Residency 5
        Total Hours 5
          92
  • Fall 1 Course Description Credit hours
      HA 602 Introduction to Health Care Systems 4
      HA 631 HA 631: Organization Theory and Behavior 3
      HA 632 HA 632: Quantitative Methods 3
      HCO 601 HCO 601: Health Economics 3
      HI 640 Introduction to Health Informatics and US Healtcare Delivery System  4
      HI 600 Analysis & Design of Information Systems in Healthare 4
        Total Hours 24
    Spring 1 Course Description Credit hours
      HA 606 Operations Management & Process Improvement 4
      HA 612 Essentials of Health and Human Disease 3
      HA 620 Health Care Financial Management I 3
      HA 605 Health Policy 3
      HI 602 Clinical & Admintrative Systems 3
      HI 685 Principles of Health Informatics 3
        Total Hours 19
    Summer 1 Course Description Credit hours
      HA 628 Leadership Development 3
      HA 675 Health Administration Internship 3
      HI 601 Database & Data Modeling 3
      HI 630 Strategic Planning & Contracting 4
      HI 620 Security & Privacy in Healthcare 4
        Total Hours 17
    Fall 2 Course Description Credit hours
      HA 621 HA 621: Health Care Financial Management II 3
      HA 625 HA 625: Strategic Planning and Management 3
      HA 635 HA 635: Human Resources Management in Health Services Administration 3
      Data Analytics (DA) or User Experience Course 1 HI 660: Healthcare Requirements Analysis (Data Analytics Track) - OR - HI 650 Foundations of User Experience Research (User Experience Track) 3
      Data Analytics (DA) or User Experience Course 2 HI 661: Advance Database Design and SQL for Healthcare (DA Track) - OR - HI 652: Design Thinking for Health Care (UX Track) 3
      HI 6X0 Healthcare Data Analytics Capstone - OR - Heatlhcare User Experience Capstone 1
        Total Hours 16
    Spring 2 Course Description Credit hours
      HA 613 HA 613: Health Law 3
      HA 680 HA 680: Health Administration Capstone 2
      HA 671 HA 671: Health Care Marketing 3
      Data Analytics (DA) or User Experience Course 3 HI 550: Foundations of Healthcare User Experience Design 3
      Data Analytics (DA) or User Experience Course 4 HI 653: Managing the User-Centered Development Process 3
      HI 6X0 Healthcare Data Analytics Capstone - OR - Heatlhcare User Experience Capstone 1
        Total Hours 21
    Fall 3 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 690: Administrative Residency 5
      HI 6X5 Healthcare Data Analytics Capstone - OR - Heatlhcare User Experience Capstone 3
    Spring 3 Course Description Credit hours
      Required HA 690: Administrative Residency 5
        Total Hours 5
          105