MHA Curriculum

The curriculum of the fully online 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 students may take classes at their own pace within a 5-year maximum time frame. 

The MHA Program courses are delivered entirely online: 
HPA 507  Health Systems Performance (3 credits)
HPA 508   Human Resources Management in the Health Sector  (3 credits)
HPA 510   Health Finance and Accounting (3 credits)
HPA 520   Health Governance and Organizational Analysis* (3 credits)
HPA 523  Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health (3 credits)
HPA 527  Health Economics and Policy (3 credits)
HPA 529  Fundamentals of Healthcare Management (3 credits)
HPA 530   Health Operations Management* (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 585  Introduction to Biostatistics and Epidemiology* (3 credits)

Experiential Learning:
HPA 580  Integrative Experience (3 credits). This course is conducted online with on-site or remote requirements at the healthcare organization of your choice. Click here for the 2021-2022 IE Manual. Please Note: Students with Integrative Experience placements within the Stony Brook University Hospital will be required to set-up a CastleBranch account for background checks and organizational compliance requirements. Students are responsible for any associated fees.

Plans of Study:  
Full-time students will follow the standard two-year plan of study provided below, and part-time students will work with an academic advisor to determine their individual plan of study to complete the degree in three, four or five years. 

*HPA 585, HPA 530, and HPA 520 are required courses for students entering as of Fall 2020. Students who enrolled in Fall 2019 may take HPH 506, HPH 514, and HPH 500 (in-person courses) according to original study plan, if desired.