The University of Georgia College of Public Health announces the launch of a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program.
The program is designed for students who aspire to leadership positions in healthcare. Through a structured curriculum and practice-based learning opportunities, the program aims to provide foundational knowledge and professional skills that will prepare students for administration careers.
“While students will get similar training in management, organizational theories and practices, policy strategies, and leadership principles that they would in other programs, the UGA MHA is specifically tailored to the healthcare administration sector,” said program coordinator Lesley Clack, assistant professor in health policy and management at the College of Public Health.
The MHA is widely recognized as the degree of choice by employers when hiring for healthcare administrative positions in the U.S. The launch of the MHA degree program at UGA CPH reflects the college’s commitment to training the future public health and healthcare workforce to care for a growing and aging population.
The curriculum includes courses in the core discipline of health administration, as well as courses specific to public health. In addition, the MHA program offers students a wide array of healthcare administrative internships and practical capstone experiences, as well as opportunities to collaborate with other health executive professionals in the Athens community.
“The program curriculum also helps develop the communication and critical thinking skills needed to address, manage, and overcome challenges in healthcare administration,” said Clack.
The program is now accepting applicants for Fall 2019.
For questions about the program or application requirements, contact Lesley Clack at 706-542-9268 or Lesley.Clack@uga.edu.
– Lauren Baggett
Posted on June 11, 2019.
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