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 MHA

The Ohio University Master of Health Administration online graduates had an opportunity to attend the 2012 graduation ceremonies on campus. During the two-day event, they were able to meet face-to-face and celebrate with fellow graduates and university faculty. To view a slideshow of some of our graduates, our fun graduation reception and party,  and preparation for the graduation ceremony, click on the image above.

About the Ohio University Master of Health Administration online program
The Ohio University Master of Health Administration 100% online program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to develop strategic leaders. By expanding their level of business acumen and strategic leadership skills, MHA online graduates are able create innovative solutions and adapt and lead in the ever-changing health care system.  The program is specially designed for mid-career health care professionals.  For more detailed information, including the opportunity to download a program brochure, please visit the program website at http://healthadmin.ohio.edu

Admission
Because Ohio University's Master of Health Administration online program is uniquely designed for working health care professionals,  admission requirements are very important. We want to help our students build on their own previous training, education, and experience by learning from our faculty, textbooks and their talented peers. The insights students share with each other from areas of health care other than their own can contribute to a deeper understanding of the health care field as a whole. Our Master of Health Administration online program is all about learning from each other as well as from textbooks.  Visit the program website for more information at HTTP://healthadmin.ohio.edu
Review the admissions criteria, which we use to assure that students in the program are equipped both academically and experientially to contribute to and benefit from Ohio University's online MHA program. Ohio University is committed to helping students reach their own professional goals. 

The following qualifications are required for admission:
  • At least a bachelor's degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution
  • An overall undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). 
  • At least two (2) years of current working experience in the U.S. health care field
  • An understanding of statistics and financial accounting (There are 2 ways to demonstrate competence in these areas. One way is through completion of undergraduate and/or graduate courses in these areas with a grade of 'B' or better.   The other way is by taking special, online, focused, inexpensive courses designed to prepare you for graduate study. These courses are made available to you through Ohio University. Your Enrollment Advisor can provide details on which course(s) you are required to take after you are admitted and before you start the masters in health administration classes from Ohio University.)
  • Excellent English writing skills

A completed application file for the Master of Health Administration will include:
  • A completed application (Application form is available from an Enrollment Advisor – http://healthadmin.ohio.edu or 877.823.1113)
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • A professional statement identifying your career goals and objectives
  • A resume detailing your professional work experience, especially in the U.S. health care field

  • Three letters of recommendation from persons qualified to evaluate your potential in health administration and your capability for graduate studies (personal references are generally not preferred)
  • Statement of good standing from your medical college (for current medical students)
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
 
APPLICATION MATERIALS WILL BE SUBMITTED TO:
Ohio University MHA
Off-Site Admissions Support Center
2145 MetroCenter Blvd, Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32835
877.823.1113

 
Financial Aid
Most students require some form of financial aid during their academic careers. Because pursuing a graduate level degree is a substantial investment in the future, exploring financial aid options is recommended as an early step in the application process.
Our financial aid website offers an extensive overview of the many types of financial aid and how they work. At this site, you can learn about a wide range of topics, including:
  • Types of Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Eligibility
  • How to Apply
  • Disbursement Process
  • Repayment Options

Additionally, our "Financial Resources Page," which can be accessed from the Financial Aid Web site, offers a list of valuable online resources that will help you in your research.
For more information, go online to http://healthadmin.ohio.edu/admissions/financial-aid/ or contact an enrollment advisor at 877-823-1113.

Curriculum
The Master of Health Administration program is comprehensive and rigorous. It is designed to develop confidence and insight for becoming not just a manager, but a leader in the business of health care. The Master of Health Administration program offers access to the combined knowledge of an experienced and talented faculty and talented and diverse fellow classmates. The program is designed so that students immediately apply concepts learned to real-world work situations every day.
Coursework is comprised of a series of learning activities. Some are completed independently. Many are done in collaboration with instructors and fellow professionals. These collegial activities can enrich and expand learning experience beyond ordinary textbook and lecture formats. And because the Ohio University MHA program is 100% online, students enjoy this rich interaction without ever traveling to the Ohio University campus.
The Master of Health Administration program is accessible anywhere Internet service is available. The flexibility of choosing where and when to study makes earning an MHA degree in as few as 2 years a real possibility. In addition, family and personal obligations are more easily manageable with this flexibility to decide when to "attend" class.
  • 12 courses taken in six 15-week semesters
  •  Program completion in as few as two years
  • 3 entry points per year
  • Notable faculty with real-world experience
  • Experienced, mid-career fellow students with diverse backgrounds
  • Fully online interactive and dynamic delivery system
  • Visit the MHA program website for more information http://healthadmin.ohio.edu

HLTH 6010 – Introduction to the U.S. Health Care Delivery System: Overview and analysis of the U.S. health services system, including a detailed examination of how the system is organized, internal and external forces on the system, how services are delivered, and the mechanisms by which health care services are financed.
HLTH 6020 – Information Systems for Health Services: Overview and analysis of the technology, planning, and leadership issues associated with health care information systems, including the challenges of implementing information systems for health care organizations and delivery systems.
HLTH 6030 – Leadership of Health Organizations: Structure, organization, and function of health care delivery organizations and systems with emphasis on leadership concepts and issues such as control, change management, communication, and decision making.
HLTH 6040 – Research and Quantitative Methods for Health Services: Research methods and investigation in health and health care systems. Topics and problems focus on the application of quantitative methods by health care leaders in maximizing efficiency and effectiveness.
HLTH 6080 – Health Policy: Impact of health care public policy, including the health administrator's role in policy analysis, development, interpretation, and implementation.
HLTH 6100 – Evaluation and Quality Improvement in Health Care: Evaluation strategies to assess and improve health care efficiency, effectiveness, and quality, including use of quality standards and protocols.
HLTH 6210 – Health Care Finance: Financial administration concepts and tools (such as financial statement analysis, time value of money, cost analysis, budgeting, portfolio theory, asset pricing models, valuation methods, and cost of capital) essential in sustaining viability of various health care organizations.
HLTH 6280 – Health Law: Interface between the legal system and health care delivery system, considering the roles and rights of key U.S. health care stakeholders, including: patients, administrators, governing boards, state and federal government, third-party payors, and health care providers.
HLTH 6300 – Epidemiology in Health Administration: Rational basis for setting priorities and allocating scarce health care resources, including use of methodologically sound health statistics; understanding of natural history, classification, and prevention levels of disease; measurement of morbidity and mortality; causal inference; appropriate sources of health care data; and epidemiological principles.
HLTH 6350 – Human Resource Management in Health Care: Practical aspects of human resource leadership in various health care settings to optimize the performance of a diverse workforce.
HLTH 6380 – Strategic Planning and Marketing in Health Services: Processes involved in health care organization strategic planning and marketing, exploring community and health care needs assessment, strategic marketing design, business scenarios, decision analysis, feasibility studies, implementation strategies and evaluation methods.
HLTH 6480 – Ethical Issues in Health Care: Exploration of dominant ethical theories and applicable principles relevant to current clinical and leadership issues in health care.