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George Mason University - Online Master of Health Administration (MHA) in Health Systems Management

The Department of Health Administration and Policy at George Mason University offers an online Master of Health Administration in Health Systems Management. This CAHME-accredited program prepares professionals for executive positions in the healthcare industry. The curriculum follows a set of targeted proficiencies in five key areas including management, professionalism and ethics, communications, healthcare systems knowledge, and critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

The MHA in Health Systems Management degree is mostly online with one week-long immersion in Washington D.C., as well as a capstone practicum which provides hands-on experience through which students apply learned knowledge to a real-world setting. The program consists of 47 credits organized into two phases of learning: Leadership in the Healthcare Delivery System and Problem Resolution and Decision Making. The program can be completed part-time in just two years, however students have up to six years. Courses begin in the fall, spring, and summer, and are taken one at a time with each lasting 8 weeks.

George Mason University utilizes Blackboard as its Learning Management System (LMS). Most classes are asynchronous, with the orientation and capstone practicum being synchronous. Online interactive tools include chat rooms, discussion boards, and email, and students participate in group projects and assignments. Most courses require 8-12 hours per week.

Courses for the MHA in Health Systems Management include Statistics in Health Services Management; Introduction to Health Informatics; Human Resource Management in Healthcare; Health Economics; Essentials of Health Insurance and Managed Care; Quantitative Methods in Health Care Management; Quality Improvement in Health Services; Health Policy Leadership; and Contemporary Issues in Health Systems Management. Note that international students who do not meet the English language proficiency requirements may need to take Graduate Communication in the Disciplines which adds four credits to the degree.

George Mason University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). The MHA program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

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Programs: Master of Health Administration in Health Systems Management
Accreditation: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC); Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)

Master of Health Administration in Health Systems Management

Program Highlights
  • Prepares professionals for executive positions in the healthcare industry
  • Targeted proficiencies in five key areas ensure proper management and leadership training
  • A capstone practicum provides hands-on experience in which students apply learned knowledge to a real-world setting
Program Overview
Program Structure: Mostly online with a week in Washington D.C. and a field-based capstone experience
Example Courses: Organization Behavior and Healthcare Leadership; Introduction to Health Informatics; Health Economics; Essentials of Health Insurance and Managed Care; Quantitative Methods in Health Care Management
Instruction Methods: Courses are delivered mostly asynchronously through Blackboard, with course videos, assignments, and exams, while students and faculty interact through online chats, discussion boards, and other interactive tools
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 47 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 1
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 2 years
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: No GRE required
Work Experience: Healthcare industry work experience is preferred, but not required
Tuition Costs: ~$42,065 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $895.00

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