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Health Care Leadership Specialization Master of Health Administration

School of Nursing & Health Sciences


Total program credits needed for graduation: 48

One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.

Core Courses

12 Required Courses, 48 quarter credits

NHS5004 Communication, Collaboration, and Case Analysis for Master’s Learners 4 quarter credits
MHA5006 Health Care Finance and Reimbursement 4 quarter credits
MHA5010 Strategic Health Care Planning 4 quarter credits
MHA5012* Organizational Leadership and Governance 4 quarter credits
MHA5019* Project Management and Team Leadership 4 quarter credits
NHS6004 Health Care Law and Policy 4 quarter credits
NHS6008 Economics and Decision Making in Health Care 4 quarter credits
MHA5020* Health Administration Capstone 4 quarter credits

Specialization Courses

MHA5014* Health Care Quality, Risk, and Regulatory Compliance 4 quarter credits
MHA5016* Introduction to Health Information Systems 4 quarter credits
MHA5040* Health Administration Change Leadership 4 quarter credits
MHA5042* Team Development and Personal Leadership in Health Care Settings 4 quarter credits

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

What Can I Expect?

Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which may help save time and money. You can transfer up to 12 credits into this specialization.

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