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 the Radiology, Oncology, or Executive specialization. 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:
- 3 letters of reference
- Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
- Official transcripts from all higher education institutions
- Personal statement letter
- Copies of TOEFL or IELTS scores, if applicable
Program Admission Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree from a regional, national or international equivalency accredited agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.
- A GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for the last degree earned.
- If applicant’s first language, or language of instruction, is not English, English proficiency examination scores are required. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum scores are 550 (pBT) or 213 (cBT) or 79 (iBT). The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score required is 6.5. The PTE Academic minimum score required is 53.
- Interview with a JPU representative
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)
|MHA501||Healthcare Service Systems||3 Credits|
|MHA503||Human Resources and Professional Development||3 Credits|
|MHA504||Business Management for Healthcare Services||3 Credits|
|MHA505||Health Policy: Legal Aspects||3 Credits|
|MHA506||Organizational Theory of Management in Healthcare||3 Credits|
|MHA508||Healthcare Economics||3 Credits|
|MHA509||Healthcare Information Technology||3 Credits|
|MHA510||Biostatistics for Decision Making||3 Credits|
|MHA512||Quantitative Methods||3 Credits|
|MHA513||Epidemiology and Research Activities||3 Credits|
|MHA602||Medical Ethics||2 Credits|
|MHA613||Market Research & Technology||2 Credits|
Radiology Specialization (6 credits)
|MHA601||Economics in Radiology||3 Credits|
|MHA604||Capstone Course||3 Credits|
Oncology Specialization (6 credits)
|MHA610||Economics in Oncology: Surgical, Medical, Radiation||3 Credits|
|MHA614||Capstone Course||3 Credits|
Executive Specialization (6 credits)
|MHA626||CEO, CFO, COO Seminar Series||3 Credits|
|MHA624||Capstone Course||3 Credits|
Memory Care Specialization (6 credits)
|SCI506||Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Memory Care Diagnostics||3 Credits|
|MHA625||Capstone Course||3 Credits|
Sample Plan of Study
|Healthcare Service Systems||3 Cr.|
|Human Resources/Professional Development||3 Cr.|
|Organizational Theory of Mgmt. in Healthcare||3 Cr.|
|Health Policy: Legal Aspects||3 Cr.|
|Healthcare Information Technology||3 Cr.|
|Biostatistics for Decision Making||3 Cr.|
|Medical Ethics||2 Cr.|
|Epidemiology and Research Activities||3 Cr.|
|Quantitative Methods||3 Cr.|
|Business Mgmt. for Healthcare Services||3 Cr.|
|Market Research & Technology||2 Cr.|
|Healthcare Economics||3 Cr.|
|Specialization Course||3 Cr.|
|Specialization Course||3 Cr.|