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, spanning 21 months or two academic years for students that are enrolled full-time. Part-time enrollment options are available as well.
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)
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 506 Biostatistics I (3 credits)
HPH 508 Health Systems Performance (3 credits)
HPH 514 Epidemiology for Public Health (3 credits)
HPH 523 Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health (3 credits)
HPH 527 Health Economics (3 credits)
HPH 529 Fundamentals of Health Management (3 credits)
HPH 580 Practicum (3 credits)
Full-time 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.
Click here to review the MHA Program Plan of Study and preferred chronology of courses.
Click here to review the main Academic Calendar at Stony Brook University.