The University of La Verne’s 12 course, 36-unit Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree provides health services professionals with the key competencies and specialized knowledge to manage effectively in healthcare organizations. The MHA program shares and implements the University’s commitment to personalized academic attention through small classes and one-on-one academic advising, as well as student-faculty learning and interaction with experienced staff.
Through MHA courses, students learn the economics of healthcare, organizational communications, and current trends and issues in health services. Through these courses, students also:
- gain an in-depth understanding of the complex facets of health services management;
- acquire specialized knowledge in understanding the structure and management of the healthcare industry;
- learn how to analyze issues and recognize trends with a critical perspective; and
- develop skills for integrating evolving trends in healthcare management, leadership, finance, human resources, and information technology.
Flexible class options to fit your needs
The University of La Verne understands the need for schedule flexibility. That’s why students can pursue the MHA degree full-or part-time, from our La Verne and Irvine campuses. Evening classes are available one night per week for 10 weeks; weekend classes are also available. La Verne also accepts applications and admits qualified students throughout the year, so you don’t have to wait months to apply or race against application deadlines.
MHA Degree Concentrations
The MHA program offers four concentrations to its students:
- Financial Management;
- Management and Leadership;
- Marketing and Business Development; and
- Public Health.
These concentrations prepare students for careers in health administration while teaching them skills like strategic planning and management in HSOs, marketing and business development, management of clinical and financial information, and public health policy.
18-unit graduate certificates are also available for today’s busy healthcare professional. This program enables students to gain specific knowledge and expertise to enhance their job performance and careers. And, the units are fully transferable into the MHA, should the student decide to pursue the major.
Certificates include: Health Services Management, Health Services Marketing and Business Development, and Health Services Financial Management.
Graduates of the La Verne Master of Health Administration program hold management positions throughout the healthcare industry. Since 1980, we have helped guide and build successful and fulfilling careers for over 2,000 graduates. Through our innovative, multidisciplinary approach to learning, students enhance their conceptual abilities and application skills to meet the needs of the current and future healthcare environment.
The university has almost 40 years of experience designing outstanding curriculum in health services administration. Faculty members are highly qualified; they have advanced degrees, practical experience in the healthcare industry, proven teaching abilities, and a strong commitment to educational excellence.