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Breaking Down Concentrations in the Master In Healthcare Administration Program

The University of Providence will add two new Masters in Healthcare Administration concentrations to it’s program. The community health investment and health justice concentrations join the existing Leadership concentration and will be available to all incoming MHA students starting Fall 2023. Students will choose their concentration during the course selection process. Once selected, students will then take specific courses tailored to their concentration during in the first two semesters of their MHA journey.

These new Masters in Healthcare Administration concentrations provide students with additional attention on growing disciplines within the healthcare sector and in healthcare administration specifically.

Renewed focus on community health and health justice in the wake of the pandemic, and a renewed focus on health disparities and legal intervention in healthcare, shine a light on the need for experts within these disciplines. Graduates who receive these Masters in Healthcare Administration concentrations will be able to apply leading healthcare skills within these emerging disciplines.

The MHA concentrations allow healthcare administrators to grow into these roles, understand their importance within the healthcare system, and develop new and emerging trends and strategies to address them. When paired with the core focus of the program, the Masters in Healthcare Administration concentrations will help create a new generation of healthcare leaders and thinkers.

 

Masters In Healthcare Administration Concentration Offerings

 

Leadership: Students who pursue the leadership concentration will build an enhanced understanding of leadership skill within healthcare. They will become knowledgeable in leadership theory and how to apply it effectively to their current or new healthcare administration role.

Community Health: Students who pursue the community health concentration will become familiar with health equity, the social drivers of health, and community health relationships. In addition, students will also dive deeper into health inequities, population health, and social epidemiology to better refine their understanding and improvement of community health.

Health Justice: Students who pursue the health justice concentration will develop a strong understanding of medical-legal partnerships, including how they are used to address social drivers of health, address population health, and understand social epidemiological concerns.

 

The healthcare administration program prepares graduates to serve as leaders in healthcare. As a leader, graduates will apply new systems, leadership, and communication theories and strategies to help improve healthcare operations and create healthy person-centered environments. Through an enhanced understanding of informatics and information technology, graduates will learn to harness the power of data to improve decision-making, accountability, and quality outcomes in healthcare.

The addition of the Masters in Healthcare Administration concentrations add an additional, dynamic layer to an already robust program catalogue designed to meet the need of working professionals.Β  As a cohort-style program, students progress in unison with one another, completing the 24-month program alongside fellow healthcare professionals. The program offers six eight-week terms with a combined 40 total credit hours. Enrollments into our MHA program occur each fall and spring semester.

To learn more about the Masters in Healthcare Administration concentrations, or other information about the program, visit the Masters in Healthcare Administration program page. Interested students can also navigate to our graduate admissions page, financial aid page, or request more information to learn more.

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