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 enrollment is permitted as well. Part-time students may take classes at their own pace within a 5-year maximum time frame. 

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

The 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)
HPA 520   Health Governance and Organizational Analysis* (3 credits)
HPH 529  Fundamentals of Healthcare Management (3 credits)
HPH 585  Introduction to Biostatistics and Epidemiology* (3 credits)

HPA 507  Health Systems Performance (3 credits)
HPA 523  Social & Behavioral Determinants of Health (3 credits)
HPH 527  Health Economics and Policy (3 credits)


Experiential Learning:

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


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*HPH 585, HPA 530, and HPA 520 are required courses beginning with Fall 2020 enrollment. 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.