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                                        Master of Health Administration (MHA)
Donald R. Johnston, Ph.D., Division Chair, Leadership & Management Studies
Manuel L. English, Ph.D.
Preparing Leaders and Managers for Tomorrow's Health Care Industry
Master of Health Administration is the graduate degree recommended for individuals who want to establish and strengthen
their future in the health services industry. The program is designed for mid-career professionals whose responsibilities have
expanded into management areas, as well as for recent college graduates planning to pursue a career in health care. Our
program provides a solid core of health services administration courses offered in the evening, and online, to meet the needs of
fully employed adults. The classes are small, an average of 12-20 students, with an emphasis on individual achievement.
Program of Excellence
The program provides courses in essential health care administration functions such as finance, strategic planning, information
technology and policy. The curriculum is designed to integrate theory and practice, combining both technical and
communication skills and abilities to effectively lead and manage integrated delivery systems; subject matter includes:
             Organization, finance, and delivery of health services
             Population health management
             Planning and evaluation
             Industry analysis and strategic decision-making
             Leading organizational change and development
             Effective management and leadership of personnel
             Legal issues and public policy
             Written, verbal and group process communication
Highlights of the Program
             Chapman's MHA program is affiliated with local, regional, and national health care organizations.
             The health administration program offers continuing education for health care professionals.
             Our faculty and alumni help students to identify internships and employment opportunities.
             Chapman's faculty has extensive experience in teaching, research, and practice in the health care industry.
             A graduate certificate is optional in organizational leadership, human resources, or gerontology.
Career Opportunities
The MHA degree is appropriate for individuals who are working in the health care industry or health-related fields and for those
who are considering career changes. While the emphasis of the program is on developing leaders who can manage in a variety
of health care settings, Chapman graduates also secure positions in related areas such as consulting, insurance, education and
government.
Expanding the Network
Among the opportunities available to help students and alumni succeed in job placement are graduate assistantships and
internships, memberships in professional associations, and an ever-expanding network of faculty, alumni and students who are
employed in the health care industry.
Admission to the Program and Prerequisites
Admission to the program may be achieved by the completion of each of the following requirements:
       1.      Satisfactorily fulfill graduate admission requirements for University College as stated in the catalog. (See the
       Graduate Admissions section.)
       2.      If the student uses Option Two in the CUC graduate admissions requirements, submit passing scores from one of
       the following standard admission tests:
       Graduate Record Examination (GRE): achieve the required minimum scores on two out of three of the subsections of
       the GRE or score at or above the 60th percentile on any one of the Graduate Subject Tests. (Minimum score for
       quantitative or verbal sections is 450. Minimum score for analytic writing is 4.5.)
       Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): fulfill the formula GMAT + (GPA x 200) > 1000.

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        Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 400.
        3.     Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic or professional abilities.
        4.     Statement of intent and completion of application form.
        5.     Option Four: Students may apply for admission under Option Four. Option Four criteria requires submission of a
        portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. Specific criteria for Option Four is
        discussed in the Graduate Admission section of this catalog.
Specific Requirements for the MHA Degree
Thirty-six semester credits in health administration and related courses must be completed. Of these 36 credits, a maximum of
6 elective credits may be taken from the health administration, human resources or organizational leadership course offerings.
required core courses (30 credits)
HAUU 600      Introduction to U.S. Health Policy              3
HAUU 613      Seminar in Organizational Behavior              3
HAUU 615      Organization Development                        3
HAUU 625      Health Systems Administration                   3
HAUU 630      Financial Management and Accounting Survey 3
HAUU 635      Financial Management: Budget, Planning and 3
              Analysis
HAUU 658      Strategic Planning for Health Services          3
HAUU 660      Information Systems for Health Services         3
HAUU 680      Organizational Research                         3
HAUU 695      Legal Issues in Health Services                 3

elective credits
Six credits to be selected from 500/600 level health administration,
human resources, and/or organizational leadership courses.

total credits required for degree                             36

Transfer of Coursework
A maximum of 6 semester credits may be accepted as elective courses in transfer toward the Master of Health Administration
degree program. (See Academic Policies and Procedures section.)
In addition to university policies concerning transfer of coursework, the health administration program will accept transfer of
military coursework which meet the following requirements:
         1.      Course requested for transfer must include an official transcript or copy of ACE evaluation, which verifies
         graduate-level work;
         2.      Coursework must be letter graded or provide verification of completion at a grade of "B" or higher;
         3.      Coursework must be comparable to programmatic requirements (if marginal comparability, a written statement
         of rationale must be provided); and
         4.      Military coursework will be accepted in transfer as fulfilling elective requirements only.
Comprehensive Examination
Successful completion of a 4-hour written comprehensive examination is required. The examination covers core content from
the required courses. Students must be advanced to candidacy and have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 "B" to meet the minimum
eligibility requirements to take the comprehensive examination. The examination may be taken upon completion of all
coursework.
Maximum Time for Completion of Degree
All master's degree requirements must be completed within a seven-year period effective at the time of admission (regular or
provisional) to the program.



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Certificate Programs
The Professional Studies Department offers graduate certificate programs in health systems administration (HA), gerontology
(HA), human resources (HR) and organizational leadership (OL). These certificate programs allow the students to obtain
specialized knowledge and expertise in related fields.
Health professionals with at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university may opt to pursue a
non-degree curriculum in either health systems administration or gerontology and receive a graduate certificate. Requirements
for admission to the health systems administration certificate or gerontology certificate are the same for admission to the MHA
program.
No transfer credit may be used for either certificate program. Required overall GPA for either certificate is 3.0.
Health Systems Administration Certificate
specific requirements (15 credits)
HAUU 600       Introduction to U.S. Health Policy                 3
HAUU 625       Health Systems Administration                      3
HAUU 630       Financial Management and Accounting Survey         3
HAUU 650       Managed Care and Risk Contracting                  3
HAUU 695       Legal Issues in Health Services                    3


Students who wish to pursue the Master of Health Administration degree program may use all of the above credits if the
following requirements are met:
        1.     All certificate coursework applied to the master's program must be completed with a grade of "B" or higher.
        2.     All master's degree requirements must be completed within a seven-year period.
Gerontology Certificate
required courses (9 credits)
HAUU 670      Healthcare and Aging                              3
HAUU 672      Geriatric Healthcare and Public Policy            3
HAUU 674      Understanding Death & Dying                       3

choose one of the following electives (3 credits)
HAUU 671      Issues in Aging                                   3
HAUU 675      Geriatric Mental Health                           3

total credits for the certificate program                       12

HAUU 673      Gerontology Internship available at campus based
              programs only. Optional internship credits are in
              addition to the 12 credits required for the certificate
              program.
Students who wish to pursue the Master of Health Administration degree program may use 6 of the above credits as electives if
the following requirements are met:
         1.    All certificate coursework applied to the master's program must be completed with a grade of "B" or higher.
         2.    All master's degree requirements must be completed within a seven-year period.




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