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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 46 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.
  • GMAT or GRE Scores
  • 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 Courses35
CPH 500FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH3
CPH 502HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION3
CPH 560U.S. HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: AN OVERVIEW3
CPH 562HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS3
CPH 563STRATEGIC PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION3
CPH 564HEALTH ECONOMICS3
CPH 565HEALTH CARE FINANCE3
CPH 566HEALTH POLICY3
CPH 580HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND BEHAVIOR3
MGT840 Healthcare Management I: Managing People (UNK)3
BSAD8096 Principles of Collaboration (UNO)2
BSAD8086 Skills for Leadership (UNO)3
Elective Courses6
Students must choose from the following (substitutions allowed only by approval of MHA Director)
CPH 504EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH3
CPH 506BIOSTATISTICS3
CPH 539PUBLIC HEALTH: LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY3
BSAD8150 Economics: Essential Concepts for Managers (UNO)
BSAD8210 Accounting: Decisions and Consequences (UNO)
BSAD8420 Marketing: Understanding Consumers & Markets (UNO)
MGT841 Healthcare Management II: Managing Processes (UNK)
MGT845 Cultural Responsiveness: Building Trust in Clinical Settings (UNK)
LAW647 Employment Law (UNL)
LAW680 Employment Discrimination Law (UNL)
LAW709 Arbiration (UNL)
LAW710 Mediation (UNL)
LAW751 Employee Benefit Law (UNL)
LAW753 Labor Law (UNL)
Capstone2
CPH 586MASTERS OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION CAPSTONE2
Internship3
CPH 585MASTERS OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP3