Master of Health Administration (MHA) Overview The online Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree is designed for experienced health care professionals seeking to explore the three areas of health leadership – transformation, execution, and people. Students of this program will benefit from a curriculum shaped by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership Competency Model, which is considered the leading model in graduate curricula in health administration.Led by experienced faculty members, Drexel’s online Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree addresses epidemiology and biostatistics, health care ethics and law, managed care, the Affordable Care Act, organizational management, and health policy. Students will apply a community focus, financial skills, analytical thinking, and strategic orientation in their courses and assignments.Coursework addresses the following competencies:Fiscal accountability Human resources and team managementImplementing and managing change Professional accountability and advocacy Relationship building and collaborative problem solving Tranformational leadershipProgram FeaturesCurriculum based on National Center for Healthcare Leadership competency modelMembers of the Association of University Programs in Health AdministrationApplied Management Project allows students to collaborate in a real-life business scenario Five-day on-campus residencyProblem-based learning in collaborative online environmentInteraction with local health care leaders in synchronous discussions Application DeadlinesSpring 2018 - Applications completed before January 5, 2018 will be guaranteed consideration for admission. Applications completed after that date will be considered as space allows, until February 23, 2018. Fall 2018 - Applications completed before June 22, 2018 will be guaranteed consideration for admission. Afterward, your application will be considered as space allows, until August 18, 2018 when no more applications will be considered until the following summer.For questions, please contact:Melissa Giorgio Academic Advisor 267.359.5859 firstname.lastname@example.orgJesse Ballenger, PhD Program Director 267.359.5556 email@example.comState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Required Courses EPI 570Introduction to Descriptive Epidemiology and Biostatistics3.0HMP 512The Business of Healthcare: Advanced Healthcare Financial Management3.0or IPS 564 The Business of HealthcareHSAD 500Historical Influences on the US Healthcare System4.0HSAD 505Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Management and Policy4.0HSAD 515Practice issues in Healthcare Management4.0HSAD 522Applied Management Project *4.0HSAD 525National Health Expenditures4.0HSAD 530Politics and Policy of Healthcare Resources4.0HSAD 540Resources, Recruitment and Retention in Healthcare4.0HSAD 550Planning in the Era of the Affordable Care Act4.0RSCH 519Introduction to Biostatistics3.0Electives (Choose 4 credits from the following)4.0HSAD 560Advanced Healthcare Marketing HSAD 561Risk Management HSAD 562Group Dynamics & Leadership in Health Care Management HSAD 565Global Health and Management Issues IPS 562Comparative Health Systems Total Credits45.0*HSAD 522 is taken during the first week of Summer term.View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institutionGPA of 3.3 or above is preferredThose with a GPA lower than 3.3 are encouraged to apply, but should in their personal statement highlight relevant work experience, professional certifications, and/or continuing education that demonstrate academic excellenceAt least three years of previous health care management experience showing a pattern of increased responsibilityRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo letters of recommendation from relevant professional references, with at least one from a supervisor. Essay of approximately 500-750 words describing your relevant professional and life experiences, outlining your career goals, and explaining your motivation for pursuing a career in health care management and obtaining a Master of Health Administration degree ResumeAdditional requirements for International StudentsAn admissions interview may be required. Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $830 per credit. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted. All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Additional Equipment/Lab Fees Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the Master of Health Administration Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.