NCU Catalog - October 2020 
    
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NCU Catalog - October 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Administration, MHA


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Master of Health Administration


Description of Program


Under the framework of interprofessional education, the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program will provide a high quality educational experience that prepares students for success in early and mid-career executive positions in the healthcare industry. The program exposes students to the essential leadership and management competencies required to successfully lead and navigate complex and diverse healthcare-related organizations.

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**Note: Program availability may vary by state - please contact the Enrollment Office for more information**

Learning Outcomes


  • Manage strategic projects and action plans in healthcare organizations
  • Assess institutional financial and healthcare delivery performance
  • Examine community healthcare needs per industry standards
  • Model accountability with respect to compliance in policy, and regulation, and ethical codes of conduct
  • Analyze organizational needs based on clinical and financial data

Program Affiliations


The MHA program has received candidacy status from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). The acceptance of the MHA program into CAHME Candidacy demonstrates the program’s commitment to continuous quality improvement through a focus on attaining CAHME accreditation. The MHA program is also an associate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and participates in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network. The MHA program has established the NCU chapter of Upsilon Phi Delta, the national academic honor society for health administration students. 

Basis for Admissions


The MHA degree requires a conferred bachelor’s degree with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or a conferred master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution and the completion of the application for admission.

EXCEPTION: Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 may seek conditional admission from the School Dean.

Degree Requirements


NCU may accept a maximum of 12 semester credit hours in transfer toward the master’s degree for graduate coursework completed toward a graduate degree at an accredited college or university with a grade of “B” or better. Transfer credit is only awarded for course work that is evaluated to be substantially equivalent in content to the required course work in the MHA program. See the Transfer Credit Policy  for additional information.

The MHA program has the following graduation requirements:

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 (letter grade of “B”) or higher
  • Official documents on file for basis of admission: a conferred bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution
  • Official transcripts on file for all transfer credit hours accepted by the University
  • All financial obligations must be met before the student will be issued their diploma and/or degree posted transcript. 
  • Students are required to own or otherwise have access to a computer/laptop equipped with a webcam, a microphone, and a high-speed Internet connection in order to complete course assignments throughout their program.

Time to Completion


NCU allows 6 years to complete all Master’s programs of 36 credits or more.

The median time to completion for this program is 32 months.

Time to completion varies depending upon the pace in which a student completes courses and the number of transfer credits accepted. As most NCU students are working adults, balancing educational, professional, and personal commitments, our academic and finance advisors will work with you to develop a program schedule that works best for your needs.

Students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for this program, and applying no transfer credits, can expect to finish in as little as 29 months.

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