Master of Health Administration

MHA - Master of Health Administration

The residential and online MHA programs at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York offer an innovative applied-based curriculum in health services administration and management for future health and health care administration leaders. The MHA degree programs draw on the expertise and resources of academic-based faculty and, uniquely, executives from some of New York’s leading health care institutions to enrich students’ academic experiences and provide them with a theoretical and applied foundation in health services administration. The MHA programs offer students a wide array of field-based internships and practical capstone experiences, as well as opportunities to collaborate with other health professionals at Hofstra University and in the greater New York City and Long Island communities.

The mission of the MHA degree programs is to educate future health care leaders to apply evidence-based practices and critical thinking skills toward the delivery, organization and management of health and health care services within culturally diverse environments. The applied nature of the programs provide future and early health care administrators, as well as individuals employed within the health services industry, a comprehensive understanding of the core competencies and best practices required of today’s health and health care leaders. The curriculum also helps develop the communication and critical thinking skills needed to address, manage, and overcome challenges in health care administration.

The 48 semester-hour residential and online MHA programs are designed for aspiring and committed professionals who are interested in a degree in healthcare management and health care administration. Emphasis is placed on business management and organizational theories and practices, policy strategies, leadership principles, and financial and other business considerations as they relate to health and health care services and the development of effective communication and critical thinking skills. Opportunities to apply the knowledge in practical settings and interactions with established health professionals are incorporated throughout the programs.

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In addition to the well-established, residential-based Master of Health Administration program, Hofstra University is NOW ALSO OFFERING an innovative flexible fully-online option. Designed for working professionals around the nation and abroad, the online MHA offers immersive asynchronous learning and provides access to distinguished faculty scholars and New York health care executives who are leaders in their fields. Learn the well-established residential curriculum through cutting-edge online tools and instructional methods. Can be taken full- or part-time and be completed in as little as two years.

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