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Health Administration Curriculum

Curriculum Framed By Ethics and Education for Justice

The online MHA curriculum is framed by The University of Scranton’s Jesuit emphasis on ethics and education for justice and is the same as the on-campus master’s in health administration program. All of the essential skills that students need in order to grow and prosper in this challenging industry are a key focus.

The program requires 44 credits and a three-credit internship requiring 150 hours of fieldwork experience (HAD 580 Internship in Health Administration). At its completion, the program is a total of 47 credit hours. Courses in the health administration curriculum are based in the Healthcare Leadership Competencies and cover a wide range of topics including financial management, organization, health systems, law, ethics, operations, quality control, and more.

This well-rounded curriculum is designed to prepare students for success and is developed in accordance with the criteria set by Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). CAHME is an interdisciplinary group of educational, professional, clinical, and commercial organizations. It promotes, evaluates, and improves the quality of graduate healthcare management education in the United States and Canada. While the vast majority of your coursework can be completed according to your own schedule, some courses do require synchronous elements in order to remain aligned with CAHME accreditation requirements.

The distinguished faculty at The University of Scranton have expert knowledge in the classes they teach. Our professors create a dynamic learning environment that fosters both critical thought and creativity. Upon completion of the 47-credit hour curriculum, students will be well-prepared to transition into leadership roles and advance their careers in the field of health administration.

Foundation Courses - 12 credit hours

HAD 500: Healthcare Organization and Administration
HAD 501: Healthcare Financial Management I
HAD 505: Healthcare Statistics and Research Methods
HAD 519: Healthcare Services and System

Core Courses - 32 credit hours

HAD 502: Healthcare Law
HAD 504: Human Resources Management
HAD 506: Healthcare Economics and Policy
HAD 508: Leadership in Health Administration
HAD 509: Administrative Issues
HAD 515: Healthcare Planning and Marketing
HAD 521: Healthcare Financial Management II
HAD 522: Healthcare Operations and Quality
HAD 523: Healthcare IT Management
HAD 525: Healthcare Ethics
HAD 580: Internship in Healthcare

Advanced Electives - 3 credit hours

Choose one course.

HAD 510: Hospital Administration
HAD 512: Medical Practice Administration
HAD 513: Long Term Care Administration
HAD 517: Global Health Management
HAD 526: Grants Writing and Management

For official course descriptions, please see the latest University of Scranton MHA course catalog.

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