Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Master of Science in Healthcare Administration MHA

The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MHA) is offered entirely through distance education and is designed to enhance career opportunities in leadership and professional development in the clinical setting through a heightened understanding of management skills, economic, financial, legal, and marketing aspects of healthcare, and healthcare information technology. The MS in Healthcare Administration provides opportunities to concentrate in Radiology, Oncology, Executive, or Memory Care specializations. This MHA program is offered within the School of Business & Informatics.

The specialization in Radiology will provide the student with tools and skills to utilize conventional Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MHA) skills in the Radiology discipline. The economics and technologies with the rapidly changing Radiology discipline will be introduced. Focus will be placed on operations and maintenance within the following core sections: conventional radiology, CT, MRI, PET, Nuclear Medicine, Interventional Radiology, and Ultrasound.

The specialization in Oncology will provide the student with the tools and skills to utilize conventional Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MHA) skills in the Oncology discipline. The economics, technologies, drugs, and processes within the rapidly changing Oncology discipline will be introduced. Focus will be placed on operations, maintenance, and growth of the core oncology disciplines: Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology.

The Executive specialization provides a unique opportunity to explore and teach the student the skills needed in professional development for succession and growth career planning into the VP, CFO, COO, and CEO roles. Focused will be placed on the economics and leadership aspect of an evolving healthcare climate.

The Memory Care specialization provides applied education for administrators, generalists, specialists, and experienced practitioners to gain a deeper clinical insight into brain health, symptom management, and memory care management. Learners will be able to integrate healthcare administration principles into the memory care field by expanding their skillset into memory care operations, Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory diagnostics, assisted living/long-term care management, and quality care management.

Program Application Requirements:

Program Admission Requirements:

Credits: 40
Duration: 2 Years (4 semesters)
JPU offers three (3) semesters per calendar year. Students enrolling at a full-time status for four (4) consecutive semesters can complete the program in approximately 16 months.


Core Courses (34 credits)

MHA501Healthcare Service Systems3 Credits
MHA503Human Resources and Professional Development3 Credits
MHA504Business Management for Healthcare Services3 Credits
MHA505Health Policy: Legal Aspects3 Credits
MHA506Organizational Theory of Management in Healthcare3 Credits
MHA508Healthcare Economics3 Credits
MHA509Healthcare Information Technology3 Credits
MHA510Biostatistics for Decision Making3 Credits
MHA512Quantitative Methods3 Credits
MHA513Epidemiology and Research Activities3 Credits
MHA602Medical Ethics2 Credits
MHA613Market Research & Technology2 Credits

Radiology Specialization (6 credits)

MHA601Economics in Radiology3 Credits
MHA604Capstone Course3 Credits

Oncology Specialization (6 credits)

MHA610Economics in Oncology: Surgical, Medical, Radiation3 Credits
MHA614Capstone Course3 Credits

Executive Specialization (6 credits)

MHA626CEO, CFO, COO Seminar Series3 Credits
MHA624Capstone Course3 Credits

Memory Care Specialization (6 credits)

SCI506Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Memory Care Diagnostics3 Credits
MHA625Capstone Course3 Credits

Sample Plan of Study

Semester 1
Healthcare Service Systems3 Cr.
Human Resources/Professional Development3 Cr.
Organizational Theory of Mgmt. in Healthcare3 Cr.
9 Cr.

Semester 3
Health Policy: Legal Aspects3 Cr.
Healthcare Information Technology3 Cr.
Biostatistics for Decision Making3 Cr.
Medical Ethics2 Cr.
11 Cr.
Semester 2
Epidemiology and Research Activities3 Cr.
Quantitative Methods3 Cr.
Business Mgmt. for Healthcare Services3 Cr.
9 Cr.

Semester 4
Market Research & Technology2 Cr.
Healthcare Economics3 Cr.
Specialization Course3 Cr.
Specialization Course3 Cr.
11 Cr.