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    Dec 03, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Administration, M.H.A.


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Degree Information

Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors

Minimum Total Hours: 54
Level: Masters
CIP Code: 51.0701
Dept Code: DEA (PUH as of Spring 2020)
(Major/College): MHA PH
Approved: 1988

Also offered as a Concurrent Degree

Contact Information

College: Public Health

Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors


The M.H.A. program prepares students for public and privates sector leadership positions in health services and related organizations, such as hospitals, health systems, physician group practices, and health insurance plans.  Students develop knowledge and skills in contemporary management methods and policy decision making, integrating a population health management approach.  The curriculum develops skills in basic business disciplines with application to health services, a clinical and community perspective and professional skills. The M.H.A. program serves early to mid-career professionals, including those seeking transition into and advancement within the health care industry, as well as recent graduates of undergraduate programs. 

Accreditation:    
The College is accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health.  Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Major Research Areas:
Health services management, Healthcare financial management, Health economics, Quantitative methods in health services, Health insurance, Health law, Quality management, Performance improvement, Community health assessment, Organizational theory and behavior applied to health settings, Health information management, Health policy, and Strategic planning and marketing.


Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements, as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below. Meeting these criteria per se shall not be the only basis for admission.

  • Public health course prerequisites:
    • Suggested/preferred undergraduate majors: Life sciences, social sciences, business, or health professions.Prerequisite undergraduate courses: Microeconomics or equivalent (prerequisite must be completed prior to enrolling in PHC 6430 Health Economics I ) and Accounting (prerequisite must be completed prior to enrolling in PHC 6160 Health Care Financial Management )
  • Work experience: Preferred, but not required.
  • Verbal GRE 50th percentile
  • Quantitative GRE 50th percentile
  • In lieu of the GRE, applicants may submit a minimum GMAT score of 500 for the MHA.
  • Applicants admitted to the M.H.A. or an M.P.H. who have a score on the GRE Analytical Writing test which is below the 40th percentile may be required to take REA 2105—Critical Reading and Writing—or an equivalent English composition course, during the first semester of enrollment, and pass with a grade of “B” or better in the class.

Curriculum Requirements


Total minimum credit hours: 54 hrs

Core – 9 hours
Management and Policy – 21 hours
Finance, Economics, and Decision Making Skills – 18 hours
Culminating Requirements – 6 hours

Core Requirements (9 Credit Hours)


Comprehensive Exam


The internship report serves in lieu of the final comprehensive exam.

Culminating Requirements (6 Credit Hours)


(The MHA Internship report provides the final comprehensive exam)

Concurrent Degree


Also available as a Concurrent Degrees  

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