Health Care Administration | M.H.C.A.

Health Care Administration MHCA

The Master of Arts in Health Care Administration (M.H.C.A.) degree is a 36-semester-hour accredited professional program designed primarily for public service adult lifelong learners who want to refine their knowledge, skills and abilities. The degree program consists of a core curriculum of 12 cognate courses culminating in a capstone for strategic applications in health care organizations.


  1. GPA of 3.0 or higher from a regionally accredited undergraduate program. Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA but with acceptable evidence of professional potential, shown through recent academic performance and experiential background, may be granted probationary admissions.
  2. Professional résumé, including references.
  3. Two letters of recommendation.
  4. Completed prerequisite courses with B grade or better in Economics (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, or a combination course)
  5. Statement of purpose describing career goals in health care administration.
  6. Possible interview.
  7. TOEFL (if English is not the applicant’s primary language).

Master of Arts in Health Care Administration

MHCA Curriculum

36 hours

HCAD 500 Fundamental Skills for Graduate Study 2
HCAD 520 Health Care Systems Analysis 3
HCAD 530 Health Care Problem-solving Skills 3
HCAD 540 Health Care Research 3
HCAD 550 Health Care Ethics 3
HCAD 560 Health Care Delivery and Project Management 3
HCAD 570 Health Care Managerial Economics 3
HCAD 580 Health Care Team Building 3
HCAD 590 Health Care Information Systems Management 3
HCAD 610 Health Care Leadership and Change Management 3
HCAD 620 Health Care Risk and Policy Issues 3
HCAD 630 Health Care Strategy Capstone 4