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2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
Grand Valley State University
   
 
    
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Master of Health Administration


Requirements for the M.H.A. Master of Health Administration


The curriculum is multidisciplinary (includes health administration, health professions, public and nonprofit management, business, and computing science) and consists of a large required core and a choice of concentration. Other courses, such as PA 680 - Special Topics in Public and Nonprofit Administration , PA 693 - Research Project , or PA 699 - Directed Readings  may be substituted for concentration or core courses with advisor approval. The program consists of a total of 48 to 54 credit hours depending on student status.

Student status is determined after program entry. Students are classified as pre-career (little or no experience working in the field of health care), early career (some experience working in the field of healthcare but little or no management experience) and midcareer (several years’ experience working in the field of health care and currently holding a management position in the field). Pre-career students must complete two internships (6 credits), early career students must complete one internship (3 credits) and midcareer students are not required to complete an internship.

Concentrations (credits: 9)


There are four concentrations available, one in hospital administration, one in long term care administration, one self-directed concentration for mid-career students, and one concentration in finance.

3. Self-directed Concentration


Prerequisites: PA 611  and PA 630  may be concurrent.

Required: Nine credits selected and preapproved by advisor.

Capstone (credits: 9)


Prerequisites: PA 611 and PA 630 and one additional core course.

  is the Capstone Course for the M.H.A. program. It may be substituted with  .

  and   are required for students with fewer than 3 years of professional experience. Early and mid-career students may, based on health care management experience, have one or both internships waived.

Special topics courses (PA 680) or other graduate-level courses may be substituted for specialization courses with advisor’s permission.

Select three:

Health Administration Program Description


Click here for the program description.