Master of Health Administration

Master of Health Administration Program Highlights

  • The MHA program is a generalist degree where students learn the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and applications required to successfully contribute to the health services field. The program also offers two optional academic tracks: Operations Management and Long-Term Care Administration.
  • Program faculty include senior-level executives from New York’s leading health services organizations who apply their instructional material in a practical setting daily, allowing them to inject practical examples and challenges into their course material.
  • Students complete a 300-hour internship and practical project with guidance from an internship supervisor. The wealth of health services organizations within the New York City metropolitan area allows students to pursue internship opportunities across the health services spectrum, including hospitals, physicians’ offices, long-term care facilities, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, group purchasing organizations, behavioral health organizations, and urgent care.
  • Students are involved in the Hofstra University and greater communities through participation in the MHA student-led organization Future Healthcare Leaders (FHL), as well collaborations with students in other University programs, student groups, and local and national health care executive associations, including Healthcare Leaders of New York and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
  • Students are individually advised and guided by program faculty mentors, which allows them to identify their interests in specific health services fields and select classes and internships that align with those interests.
  • Small class sizes provide the supportive environment necessary for students to become innovative, efficient, and knowledgeable leaders who are effective communicators.
  • The program’s strong alumni network allows students to interact with health and health care leaders and potential employers and colleagues.