The School of Health Professions and Human Services is launching a new online Master of Health Administration (MHA) program, beginning this Fall 2020.
“The online MHA will allow Hofstra to provide additional educational and training opportunities to effectively respond to the rapid national and international need for well-trained leaders of health care,” said Dean Holly Seirup.
The online format opens up the highly-regarded on-campus program to students who live around the nation and abroad, offering asynchronous learning and access to a faculty of scholars and health care executives who are leaders in their fields. The 48-credit program can be taken full- or part-time and can be completed in as little as two years.
“The current challenges facing health care systems require leaders who can apply evidenced-based practice and critical thinking skills to health care delivery in a culturally rich and diverse world,” said Edward Coffield, PhD, assistant professor of health professions and MHA program director. “This program is ideal for professionals residing outside of the New York City/Long Island area who want to contribute to their communities by creating and implementing efficient and high-quality systems and strategies that maximize population health.”
It is designed for recent college graduates as well as mid-level health care professionals and clinicians, including physician assistants, nurses and physicians, who want to ascend to leadership positions in settings such as hospitals, managed care organizations, medical group practices, ambulatory, long-term care, or home health care facilities, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, government, for-profit, and non-profit sector organizations.
The curriculum includes required courses on the U.S. health system, health law and ethics, management leadership, data analytics, organization and administration, organizational behavior, and epidemiology for health care managers, as well as a dozen options for electives. Students will also have the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to internships and interactions with health care executives.
Admission requirement include a 3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA, interview, letters of recommendation, and an essay. International students will need to submit TOEFL scores.
Apply or learn more about the online Master of Health Administration.