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 500Fundamental Skills for Graduate Study2
HCAD 520Health Care Systems Analysis3
HCAD 530Health Care Problem-solving Skills3
HCAD 540Health Care Research3
HCAD 550Health Care Ethics3
HCAD 560Health Care Delivery and Project Management3
HCAD 570Health Care Managerial Economics3
HCAD 580Health Care Team Building3
HCAD 590Health Care Information Systems Management3
HCAD 610Health Care Leadership and Change Management3
HCAD 620Health Care Risk and Policy Issues3
HCAD 630Health Care Strategy Capstone4