Hofstra University’s Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) program offers an innovative curriculum and advanced training for future health care leaders. Located in Nassau County – one of the nation’s oldest and most ethnically diverse suburbs and just outside New York City, Hofstra’s M.H.A. program also draws on the expertise and resources of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University and the North Shore-LIJ Health System to enrich coursework.
The mission of the graduate program in health administration at Hofstra University is to educate future health care administrators who can apply evidence-based and critical thinking skills to the delivery of health care services within a culturally diverse environment. The vision of the program is to be a recognized leader in the preparation of competent, ethically sensitive and skilled health care administrators.
- Under the guidance of extraordinary faculty, students learn how to critically analyze health care issues and propose viable solutions in order to increase quality and access to health care while reducing costs.
- Experiential learning is facilitated through a culminating internship and an independent research project, which complement program course work. Students choose from a variety of exciting internship placements, including hospitals, physician’s offices, long-term care facilities, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, group purchasing organizations and more. Moreover, many graduates find employment opportunities through their internship experiences and networking opportunities throughout their time in the program.
- The program is affiliated with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Many students are members of AUPHA and are also active in Future Healthcare Leaders, Hofstra’s student-run organization that provides networking opportunities with established leaders in the health care industry.
- Small class sizes provide the supportive environment necessary to develop innovative health care leaders who are competent, ethically sensitive and effective communicators.