MHA Curriculum

The curriculum of the MHA Program is designed to meet the growing need for health managers with competency in population health concepts, and experts in population health with an understanding of health management principles. As the demand for high quality health managers grows, it is essential that health management professionals are able to articulate and apply managerial competencies that promote healthy populations. The MHA Program guides students to make connections and assess the intersection of these critical fields of study. 

The MHA Program is a total of 51 credits and may be completed in two years with full-time enrollment. Part-time enrollment is permitted as well.

Click to review our full-time plan of study or part-time plan of study options. 

The following MHA Program courses are delivered entirely online: 

HPA 508   Human Resources Management in the Health Sector  (3 credits)
HPA 510   Health Finance and Accounting (3 credits)
HPA 536   Health Law and Compliance (3 credits)
HPA 541   Health Strategic Planning and Management (3 credits)
HPA 542   Health Leadership and Change (Capstone) (3 credits)
HPA 564   Health Quality and Information Systems Management (3 credits)
HPA 575   Long-Term Care in the Health Sector (3 credits)
HPA 586   Health Management Professionalism and Ethics (3 credits)
HPA 599   Physician Practice Management  (3 credits)
HPA 530   Health Operations Management* (3 credits)
HPH 529 Fundamentals of Health Management (3 credits)
HPH 585   Introduction to Biostatistics and Epidemiology* (3 credits)

The following MHA Program courses are delivered on-site in the Stony Brook Medicine Health Sciences Tower:

HPH 500   Contemporary Issues in Public Health (3 credits)
HPH 508   Health Systems Performance (3 credits)
HPH 523   Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health (3 credits)
HPH 527   Health Economics (3 credits)


Experiential Learning:

HPA 580   Integrative Experience (3 credits)

Students will follow a balanced schedule with a combination on online and on-site courses each semester. Student schedules are intended to reflect the hybrid nature of the program, requiring no more than one to two nights on-campus per semester. The opportunity to connect in person with peers and faculty members allows for the development of essential skills such as effective communication, interpersonal skills, and professionalism. 

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*HPH 585 and HPA 530 are required courses beginning with Fall 2020 enrollment. Students who enrolled in Fall 2019 may take HPH 506 and HPH 514 according to original study plan, if desired.