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The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) program provides recent college graduates and early to mid-career healthcare professionals multidisciplinary education to prepare them for leadership positions in healthcare organizations. The program curriculum is 41 credit hours in length, and is designed to be completed in either two or three years, depending on the preferences of the student. We provide a competency-based, higher order learning environment, so that graduates will attain knowledge and skills in the following areas: Leadership, Communication and Relationship Management, Professionalism, Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment, and Business and Analytical Skills. Training in the MHA program also includes intensive but rewarding capstone and internship experiences in which students engage in hands-on, real-world applications of skills in healthcare settings.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete an application via SOPHAS
  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited US college or university or equivalent foreign institution. A minimum of 3.0 grade point average is required for admission.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • Resume or CV
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States.
Core Courses30
CPH 500FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH3
CPH 502HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION3
CPH 560U.S. HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: AN OVERVIEW3
CPH 563HEALTHCARE STRATEGIC PLANNING AND MARKETING 3
CPH 565HEALTH CARE FINANCE AND ECONOMICS3
CPH 566HEALTH POLICY3
CPH 569HEALTH ADMINISTRATION LEADERSHIP 3
CPH 570HEALTH ADMINISTRATION LAW 3
CPH 580HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND BEHAVIOR3
MGT840 Healthcare Management I: Managing People (UNK)3
Elective Courses6
Electives will be determine in consultation with the student’s advisor.
Capstone2
CPH 586MASTERS OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION CAPSTONE2
Internship3
CPH 585MASTERS OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP3
Total Credit Hours41

CPH 586 - MASTERS OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION CAPSTONE:

The capstone is designed to provide masters of health administration students with both in-class and applied managerial experience in a healthcare setting. Students are given the opportunity to integrate skills and knowledge learned through classroom instruction in the MHA program in the areas of communication and relationship management, leadership, professionalism, knowledge of the healthcare environment, and business and analytical skills. The capstone prepares students to succeed in management positions with hospitals, clinics and other healthcare organizations. This course must be taken in the final semester of the MHA program.

CPH 585 - MASTERS OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP

The internship is an intensive, full-time component of the masters of health administration program providing students both experience and opportunities to observe day-to-day health management operations in a healthcare organization. Skills and knowledge learned in the course of this internship will be used to prepare the student for career placement in management positions within the healthcare industry.