The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHCA) at the University of New Haven offers a flexible, cutting-edge 36-credit master’s degree in healthcare administration. The program provides a deep understanding of the past, present and future of health care. We arm you with the skills necessary to identify challenges and changes in the health care system and to effectively address and respond to these issues. With courses in statistics, research methods and management, you will have a strong foundation to equip you to work in today’s healthcare workforce. With four optional focus areas, you also can have the highly specialized knowledge that is desired by modern health care organizations. Notable features of the program include: - Expert faculty with a wide range of experience in health care, public health and public administrationand flexible scheduling and course offerings: classes are offered in the evenings, on weekends, online, and hybrid.
CURRICULUM: A total of 36 graduate credits are required for completion of the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration. The program consists of 9 required courses (27 credits) plus 3 courses (9 credits) that may be taken as unrestricted electives or in a “focus area”.
FOCUS AREAS: The program has 4 “focus areas” from which you may choose: Health Informatics and Data Analytics, Population Health Management and Public Health, Leadership and Ethics, and Health Policy and Finance. You may choose a focus area but you do not have to. Students should not decide on a focus area until they have consulted with Dr. McGee and completed at least 15 credits in the program.
COURSE FORMAT: Courses are offered in multiple formats in our program: onsite, online, and hybrid (a mix of online and in class evening sessions). All of our onsite courses are offered in the evenings Monday through Thursday from 6-9 PM on the West Haven campus.
COURSE LENGTH: Our courses are offered either in 15-week (full semester) format or in 7.5-week (mini-mester) format in either an A term or a B term. You will need to check carefully to confirm whether your class lasts for the entire semester or is only in Session A or Session B of the semester.
The university is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of instit