MHA Brochure

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program has been preparing students for careers as healthcare administrators for more than thirty years.  It is the only CAHME (Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education) – accredited program in Arkansas, and our graduates work in organizations involved in the provision, financing, insuring, and regulation of healthcare.

UAMS MHA program participated in the 11th Annual Health Administration Competition, hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This was the program’s 4th year to participate in the national case competition. The UAMS MHA team consisted of 7 students and 2 faculty members (Back Row: Nancy Gail Purnell, Greg Pryor, Adnan Siddique, Dr. Michael Morris, Mackenzie Clyburn; Front Row: Dr. Saleema Karim, Cole Pace, Chase Cooper, Rebecca Gray).

UAMS MHA program participated in the 11th Annual Health Administration Competition, hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This was the program’s 4th year to participate in the national case competition. The UAMS MHA team consisted of 7 students and 2 faculty members (Back Row: Nancy Gail Purnell, Greg Pryor, Adnan Siddique, Dr. Michael Morris, Mackenzie Clyburn; Front Row: Dr. Saleema Karim, Cole Pace, Chase Cooper, Rebecca Gray).

MHA Competencies

The MHA Competency Model consists of five domains – (1) Leadership, Professionalism, and Ethics; (2) Communication and Relationships; (3) Management and Strategy; (4) Measurement and Analysis; and (5) Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment – 22 competencies identified as relevant for graduates from the MHA Program.  Learn more here.

The MHA Program is CAHME Accredited.

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The MHA program is a full member of the Associate of University Programs in health Administration (AUPHA)

Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)

Overview

University of Kansas Health Policy & Management Regional Case Competition

MHA Students Adnan Siddique, Cole Pace, Chase Cooper, Booth Owens [Second Year Team], Nicole Breaux, Nancy Gail Purnell, Rebecca Gray, and Daniel McFarland [First Year Team] participated in the University of Kansas Health Policy & Management Regional Case Competition on November 4, 2016.

Senator Mark Pryor

Senator Mark Pryor gives talk to MHSA/MHA Alumni Association Annual Luncheon. In February 2017. Former U.S. Senator Mark Pryor gave some UAMS College of Public Health alumni a firsthand look recently as the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

MHA First Place at Case Competition

MHA Team takes first place at Case Competition. The MHA team in the UAMS College of Public of Health earned first place at a recent competition, going head-to-head with other major universities in the Midwest region.

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program has been preparing students for careers as healthcare administrators for more than thirty years.  It is the only CAHME (Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education) – accredited program in Arkansas, and our graduates work in organizations involved in the provision, financing, insuring, and regulation of healthcare.  The curriculum is developmentally structured, with each semester’s work building on previous semesters.

The program is designed to provide an optimal mix between traditional classroom work and experiential learning in healthcare organizations.  To further expose our students to real world issues a number of courses are taught by practicing senior-level healthcare administrators. The MHA requires 51 credit hours, and is designed to be completed in 21 months by full-time students , or approximately three and one-half years by part-time students.  Most courses are offered in the evening to accommodate the program’s mix of full- and part-time students.  A limited number of core courses are offered online.

Full-time students participate in a paid Summer Residency between their first and second years.  Senior healthcare administrators serve as Preceptors for these experiences.  Effort is made to place students in experiences compatible with their career goals. Part-time students complete a Management Project which involves work on a significant management issue in a healthcare organization, and senior administrators also serve as Preceptors for these experiences.

This program is supported by the Department of Health Policy and Management, and is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Completion of all course requirements, including the practical experience (Summer Residency or Management Project), ensures that graduates have attained the MHA competencies:

MHA Competencies

For MHA Application Requirements and Application Checklist, visit our How to Apply page.

2016-2017 MHA Program Guide – PDF (669 KB)

Student Retention and Job Placement Rate 2016- PDF (154 KB)

MHA FAQs – PDF (217 KB)

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For More Information

Richard Ault, MHSA
Director of MHA Program
Phone: 501.526.6652
Email: rjault@uams.edu

Department of Health Policy and Management
UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
4301 West Markham Mail Slot 820 Little Rock, AR 72205