School of Health and Medical Sciences

The 42-credit MHA program provides a challenging and unique curriculum. It embraces theoretical and contemporary practical applications of dynamic healthcare leadership and management. The MHA curriculum prepares students for career advancement by providing in-depth application of contemporary health policy and health management issues and situations. MHA students apply their newly acquired knowledge immediately.

Sample Curriculum for a Full-Time Student (on-campus)

First Year

Course Number
Course Title
HCAD 6002
Research Methods and Statistical Analysis 3
HCAD 6005
Financial Management and Control3
HCAD 7513
Healthcare Management3
HCAD 7521
Introduction to Healthcare Systems 2
HCAD 7518
Managing Community Health Systems3
HCAD 8531
Managing Emergency Preparedness and Health Security3
HCAD 8517
Strategic Planning and Marketing in Healthcare Organizations3
HCAD 7514
Healthcare Financial Management and Accounting3

Second Year

Course Number
Course Title
HCAD 8518
Human Resources and Legal Aspects of Healthcare Organizations 3
HCAD 8521
Quality and Information Management Systems3
HCAD 7522
Healthcare Policy2
HCAD 8514
Healthcare Economics3
HCAD 8523
Ethics in Healthcare2
HCAD 8711
Topics in Management and Policy Science: Leadership Institute3
HCAD 7991/7992/7993/7997
Applied Research and Practice Capstone Experience3

For complete course descriptions, click here.

Note: Part-time students select one to two courses a semester in consultation with their academic adviser.

The "PSMA" course designation has been changed to "HCAD" as of Fall 2011.

Academic Policy

In order to ensure that the School graduates competent and ethical practitioners, the School of Health and Medical Sciences faculty, in conjunction with the Dean's Office, developed the Academic Performance Standards Policy and Student Performance Review Committee Procedures (PDF). The form for student requests to appeal to the Student Performance Review Committee is available here »

Patrick McDermott, M.A.
Director of Graduate Admissions (SHMS)
(973) 275-2062

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