The University of Providence will add two new concentrations to its Masters in Healthcare Administration program. The two Community Health and Health Justice concentrations will join the existing Leadership concentration starting Fall 2023. Students can choose their concentration and take specific courses tailored to their focus in the first two semesters of their MHA program journey.
The addition of the Health Justice and Community Health concentrations will provide an additional focus 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 shine a light on the need for experts within these disciplines. Experts are needed to identify and address inequities in the community and individual access to healthcare, but also proactively address how these issues will be solved moving forward.
These 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 our MHA programs – building future leaders in healthcare – these concentrations will help create a new generation of healthcare leaders and thinkers.
Leadership: Students who pursue the leadership concentration will build an enhanced understanding of leadership within healthcare. They will become knowledgeable in leadership theory and how to apply it effectively to their 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.
Our healthcare administration program prepares graduates to serve as leaders in healthcare. As a leader, graduates will apply new systems, leadership, finance, and communication theories and strategies to help improve healthcare operations and create healthy person-centered environments.
Through informatics and information technology, graduates of our program will use strong evidence and data to improve decision-making, accountability, and quality outcomes in healthcare.
Our cohort-style MHA program is designed for working professionals and has a completion time of approximately 24 months. Students complete six eight-week terms graduating with a total of 40 credit hours. Enrollments into our MHA program occur each fall and spring semester.