The mission of the graduate programs in public and nonprofit administration is to develop both the general knowledge and specific abilities needed for leadership in a fast changing world. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to act ethically and effectively in complex organizations, and to transcend traditional boundaries in the pursuit of prosperous, safe, and healthy communities.
The Master of Health (MHA) degree program broadens the commitment of the School of Public and Nonprofit Administration to educate community leaders. The mission of the MHA is to teach and prepare individuals for managerial and leadership roles in the challenging and complex field of health care administration. The program centers on interdisciplinary learning experiences that integrate classroom study, applied research, professional development, and field experience. The curriculum is designed to develop advanced executive abilities through a combination of core competencies and specialized areas of concentration.
An advanced degree in health administration opens up career opportunities that span the diverse components that make up the health care delivery system including: hospitals, ambulatory care practices, assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice care. In addition to direct health service providers, MHA graduates are qualified for management positions in marketing, human resources, finance, and planning in pharmaceutical, medical device and supplies, and insurance companies.