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Health Administration Curriculum

CAHME-Accredited Curriculum Grounded in Ethics and 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 of Health Administration program. The essential skills necessary for students to grow and prosper in this challenging industry are a key focus.

The CAHME-accredited online MHA program is made up of 44 credits plus a three-credit internship with 150 hours of fieldwork experience (HAD 580 Internship in Health Administration). Students may choose to add to the online MHA with either the health informatics specialization or the global health specialization for a total of 53 credits, including 150 hours of fieldwork. The global health specialization includes two, 10-day study abroad trips to places like South America and Europe.

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.

What CAHME-Accreditation Means for You

Our well-rounded curriculum is designed to prepare you for success and is developed in accordance with criteria established by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). The only MHA accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, CAHME is an interdisciplinary council of educational, professional, clinical, and commercial leaders. It promotes, evaluates, and improves the quality of graduate healthcare management education in the United States and Canada. This means employers, colleagues, and you can be confident your education meets or exceeds industry standards. While the vast majority of your coursework can be completed according to your own schedule, some courses do require synchronous elements in order to maintain 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 MHA curriculum, students will be well-prepared to transition into leadership roles and advance their careers in the field of health administration.

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

Foundation Courses - (12 credit hours)

HAD 500: Health Care Organization and Administration
HAD 501: Health Care Financial Management I
HAD 505: Health Care Statistics and Research Methods
HAD 519: Health Services and Systems

Additional Required Courses

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

For MHA general program only. 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

Health Informatics Courses - 9 credit hours


HINF 520: Introduction to Health Informatics
HINF 550: Community Health for Health Informatics
HINF 570: Public Policy for Health Informatics

Global Health Courses - 9 credit hours

HAD 517: Global Health Management
HAD 595: South America Health Systems
HAD 596: European Health Systems

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

Take the Next Step

Discover how a CAHME-accredited online MHA from The University of Scranton can make a difference in your life. Request more information or speak with one of our Program Managers at 866-373-9547.