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2013-2014 Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Health Administration


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The College of Nursing and Health Professions offers a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree. Students can complete the 39 credit hour program in six semesters.

Program Mission

Program Objectives

The College of Nursing and Health Professions offers two options for a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree.  Students can complete either of the 39 credit hour programs in six semesters.

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

The MHA program will educate students for leadership roles in health care. Graduates will use evidence-based decision making to assure integrity and organizational success. As leaders, they will strive to provide high quality, cost effective, and accessible health care in their communities.

Master of Health Administration (MHA) with a Health Informatics Specialty

The MHA program with a Health Informatics Specialty focuses on the application of information management and leadership principles for the improvement of communications across the health care industry. Students will also acquire the knowledge of system design, integration, implementation, and evaluation of health care information systems.

Graduates will possess a full understanding of how health informatics improves communication among patients, providers and clinicians to reduce medical errors and health care costs. Additionally, graduates will hone the managerial skills required to successfully influence and lead informatics initiatives. The degree is designated as an MHA with a Health Informatics Specialty.

Program Delivery

The majority of both programs are delivered online with the exception of three Intensive meetings. These meetings are conducted similar to conference meetings; complete with class sessions, working meals, guest speakers, interactive leadership sessions and students presentations.

Admission Requirements


Applicants are considered for entrance in the fall and spring semesters of each year.

 

PART ONE

For the Office of Graduate Studies

 

o Official** transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended.

 

**Transcripts are only official if the issuing institution sends them directly to the office of Graduate Studies.

 

o Application fee of $40.00

Payable on-line or by check to University of Southern Indiana

https://www.usi.edu/gradstud/ssl/app_deposit.asp

 

o USI Application for Admission to

Graduate Studies

Application also located at

http://www.usi.edu/gradstud/appl.asp

 

PART TWO

For the Master of Health Administration (MHA)

 

o Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Send all transcripts to the Office of Graduate Studies.

 

o Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or greater on a 4-point scale.

 

o Two years of work experience in the health care field highly recommended.

 

o A demonstrable knowledge of fundamental principles of economics, statistics, and accounting is highly recommended.

 

o Curriculum Vitae

 

o 1 page letter of intent describing why you are choosing to pursue an MHA.

 

o Three (3) professional references (Use Applicant reference PDF form).

 

o Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and 1 focused essay (from the Essay list) OR 3 focused essays (from the Essay list).

 

For USI to receive your GRE score you need to designate your score to be sent to USI Graduate Studies Office, our university code is 1335.

 

o Students from NON-English Speaking Countries need a Satisfactory TOEFL score of 550 for non-computerized tests and 213 for computerized tests.

 

 

Please send items listed above to:

 

University of Southern Indiana

Office of Graduate Studies

8600 University Blvd.,  Orr Center, Room 1060

Evansville, IN  47712

 

 

Please send items listed above to:

 

University of Southern Indiana

College of Nursing and Health Professions

Master of Health Administration Program

8600 University Blvd.,  HP2145

Evansville, IN  47712

 

The student’s application will not be considered complete until the receipt of all required application materials requested by BOTH the Office of Graduate Studies and the Master of Health Administration Program.

 

Curriculum


The MHA program is designed in a cohort model, meaning matriculated students will take all courses together toward graduation.

Master of Health Administration-Fall Cohort


Fall Cohort: Year 1-Fall Semester (6 hours)


Fall Cohort: Year 1-Spring Semester (6 hours)


Fall Cohort: Year 1-Summer Session (6 hours)


Master of Health Administration-Spring Cohort


Spring Cohort: Year 1-Spring Semester (6 hours)


Spring Cohort: Year 1-Summer Session (6 hours)


Spring Cohort: Year 1-Fall Semester (6 hours)


Master of Health Administration-Health Informatics Specialty Curriculum-Fall Cohort


Fall Cohort: Year 1-Fall Semester (6 hours)


Fall Cohort: Year 1-Spring Semester (6 hours)


Fall Cohort: Year 1-Summer Session (6 hours)


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