Acting Program Director: Nalin Johri , Ph.D., MPH
The Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration offers the Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.), and Graduate Certificates in the following areas: Healthcare Administration, Global Health Management, Population Health Management and Practice Health Management. The M.H.A. degree requires 42 credits, while the each certificate program requires completion of 15 credits. Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration with a 3.0 GPA or higher can apply all earned credits toward the M.H.A. degree if they wish to continue their education. Courses are offered in the late afternoons and evenings, and online/hybrid to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.
The M.H.A. program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and is also a member of the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration (AUPHA), a national association of university-based educational programs, faculty practitioners, and provider organizations whose members are dedicated to continuously improving the field of health management and practice. Specific information regarding the M.H.A. program’s application process, competencies, curriculum, and student achievement is available at the M.H.A. web page at www.shu.edu/mha.
Today’s fast-changing healthcare system has a critical need for managers with advanced managerial competencies and leadership skills. Seton Hall University’s Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) and Certificate in Healthcare Administration, Global Health Management, Population Health Management, and Practice Health Management prepare managers for leadership roles within the healthcare industry
Housed in the Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration in the School of Health and Medical Sciences, the M.H.A. degree and the Graduate Certificate offerings are designed around the student’s professional interests and career challenges. Providing a rigorous and thorough understanding of the healthcare environment, the programs address “real world” strategies and skills that will help managers make significant contributions to their organizations. Designed for early and mid-career professionals who wish to advance in their management career or individuals interested in pursuing a healthcare management position, it draws students interested in a broad array of health service organizations such as healthcare systems, hospitals, assisted living facilities, medical group practices, managed care organizations, home care agencies, pharmaceutical companies, management consulting firms and industries that supply services to healthcare organizations.
The 42-credit M.H.A. program may be completed in a 24- month period. The curriculum consists of courses designed to develop core competencies vital to the success of the contemporary healthcare manager. These courses address topics such as strategic leadership, population health, healthcare data analytics, financial management, healthcare ethics, and health policy. The Certificate in Healthcare Administration consists of six required courses for a total of 15 credits. This graduate certificate is designed for individuals who:
Students who complete the Certificate in Healthcare Administration with a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher can apply all earned credits toward the MHA degree.
The Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) program is a 42-credit curriculum that is offered in two delivery formats: on-campus courses or online/hybrid courses. The use of online/hybrid designation attests to the three required intensive on-campus residencies for online education. Students choose to be admitted to either the on-campus format or the online/hybrid format and complete their degree requirements according to their selected format.
Students enrolled in the 42 credit M.H.A. on-campus format take courses during the late afternoon and early evening hours. The on-campus M.H.A. program may be completed in a 2- year time frame or with the approval of the student’s advisor, the time-to-complete the degree may be extended. This latter option allows students to maintain their employment while they pursue the M.H.A. degree. All M.H.A. courses are offered each academic year to accommodate student scheduling needs. Students selecting the M.H.A. on-campus format do not enroll in M.H.A. online/hybrid courses.
Any MHA student requesting a waiver to take an online/hybrid course (1 course maximum) due to only this scheduling conflict (course not offered on-campus in their last semester and necessary for graduation) must seek advisor and program director’s approval.
International students and Spring admits must adhere to the two-year master course schedule which includes required summer courses to complete the program in two years.
Students selecting the 42 credit M.H.A. online/hybrid format complete all of their coursework online and at the three required on-campus intensive residencies. Online/hybrid M.H.A. students complete the degree in a 24-month time-frame. Required/intensive residencies are held at the beginning of the program (orientation), at one year into the program, (mid-residency), and at the completion of the program (final residency & graduation). The M.H.A. online/hybrid format is a cohort model and students selecting this format do not enroll in M.H.A. on-campus courses.
The following are prerequisites for admission to the program leading to the Master of Healthcare Administration degree (M.H.A.):
Applicants may apply online at the Seton Hall University website: www.shu.edu. Applications are processed on a “rolling admission” basis with deadlines for the on-campus format of August 1 for the fall term and December 1 for the spring term and for the online/hybrid format July 15 for the fall term.
The Master of Healthcare Administration program is a 42- credit curriculum with courses designed to develop core competencies vital to the success of the contemporary healthcare manager. The curriculum provides a synthesis of general management concepts and healthcare specific applications emphasizing analytic and management decision- making skills. Regardless of whether a student selects the on- campus or the online/hybrid learning option, the curriculum is the same.
The 42 credits required for the degree are designed to be taken in a proscribed sequence and prerequisites are included in the catalogue course descriptions. The degree requirements below are listed in numerical order, not the required sequence.
|HCAD 6002||Res Methods and Stat Analysis||3|
|HCAD 6005||Financial-Managerial Acct-Cost||3|
|HCAD 7513||Healthcare Management||3|
|HCAD 7517||Health Finance||2|
|HCAD 7519||Population Health Management||3|
|HCAD 7520||Healthcare Data Analytics||3|
|HCAD 7521||21st Cent Healthcare System||2|
|HCAD 7522||Healthcare Policy||2|
|HCAD 8515||Health Economics||2|
|HCAD 8517||Strat Plan Mkting Hlthcare Org||3|
|HCAD 8518||Legal - HR Issue in Healthcare||3|
|HCAD 8521||Quality - Risk Mgmt Healthcare||3|
|HCAD 8523||Ethics in Healthcare Admin||2|
|HCAD 8530||Emerg Mgmt for HC Profess||2|
|HCAD 8720||Professionalism - Leadership I||1|
|HCAD 8721||Professionalism - Ldrship II||1|
|HCAD 8722||Professionalism-Leadership III||1|
|Select one of the following options:||3|
Applied Research and Practice Capstone Experience *
Note: Online/hybrid students beginning in August will be required to register for RGCN 8000 Registration Continuation during the Fall semester following their final Residency.
MHA Students must complete a 3-credit Applied Research and Practice (Capstone) experience toward the end of their course of study. The requirements depend on the student’s managerial experience. The options are an internship/field placement (HCAD 7991 Internship), a practicum (HCAD 7992 Practicum), or the research seminar (HCAD 7993 Research Seminar). Online/hybrid students have an additional option of completing a Capstone Project (HCAD 7997 Project Completion). A new option, HCAD 799X International Capstone may be available Spring 2024.
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