The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is designed in a flexible online format to prepare students for careers as innovative and successful leaders in a variety of healthcare settings.
Healthcare, one of the largest industries in this country, continues to grow. The need for healthcare professionals with advanced knowledge of healthcare operations and quality performance systems is increasing. Jobs for health services managers and leaders are projected to grow 17% by 2024. The MHA was developed to meet the needs of these job demands and the educational and professional goals of the individuals who fill these jobs. The program focuses on education of the best practices needed to provide “world class” healthcare services that are affordable and accessible.
Summer Application Deadline - May 1
Fall Application Deadline - August 1
Spring Application Deadline - December 1
To be considered for admission to the MHA program an applicant must satisfy ONE of the following University admission requirement options:
Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the MHA program, may be admitted on a conditional basis by submitting:
Students admitted on a conditional basis to the MHA program must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first 6 semester hours of graduate work to continue in the program.
**partially completely applications will not be processed
Please email all questions to MHA@franu.edu or call 225-490-1616.
**The GRE is not required but if taken, you may submit your score as part of your application. Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Code Number for Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University: 6452.
The mission of the Master of Health Administration program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is to improve the health of individuals and communities by forming inspired early and mid-careerists into compassionate, competent and spiritual servant managers and leaders for health service organizations.
The purpose of the Health Administration program is to prepare students for rewarding careers as healthcare managers and leaders in a variety of settings. The online MHA program is interdisciplinary in nature, catering to healthcare professionals and executives across all areas of the health system. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be productive in areas such as acute care, primary care facilities, medical group practices, long-term care facilities, public health organizations, health insurance agencies, alternative delivery organizations, federal, state, and local agencies, pharmaceutical and other related organizations.
The degree consists of 31 total credits which can be completed in as little as 12-18 months. The MHA is 100% online allowing flexibility for full and part time enrollment.
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 and graduates apply their newly acquired knowledge immediately. To this end, students enrolled in the MHA program will be expected to:
With support from the Louisiana State Board of Regents and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, FranU is proud to announce the 2020 FMOL Sisters Graduate Scholarship recipients from the MHA program.
Yes, all individual and class group work is 100% online.
No, the GRE is not an admission requirement.
If you are deployed while a student in the MHA program, you may continue your studies at the deployed site, as the program is 100% online.
Yes, the future is bright for the MHA students with a predicted growth rate of 20% in the next five years for healthcare managers and leaders. Also many healthcare systems now look to the Master’s degree as a hiring requirement.
The program has flexibility to allow a student to determine their personal path for completion of the course work. It can be done as soon as 12 months or a student may select to finish in 18 to 24 months.
Yes, a student, once accepted to the program, may apply for up to 6 hours of prior learning credit based on established criteria.
Yes, certain specialized training received in the military can be substituted for course work in the program. It does require prior approval.
No, students do not have to be of the Catholic faith. In many ways the FranU experience is stronger because of the interaction of students of many faiths learning together.
Scholarships and financial aid are available to all students upon application on a need and eligibility basis.
What sets us apart are:
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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Note: Prospective students should visit the State Authorization page to verify that Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is authorized to offer online courses and programs in your respective state. Prior to enrollment, students are also encouraged to visit their state educational agency or licensing board to ascertain whether or not they can utilize their degree program for additional compensation, initial licensing or renewal, as well as any other benefits.
|IPGC 6125 - Bioethics||1|
|IPGC 6315 - Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology||3|
|IPGC 6320 - Research Methods in the Health Sciences||3|
|MHCA 5320 - Leadership in Healthcare Management and Governance||3|
|MHCA 5325 - Health Systems and Trends||3|
|MHCA 5330 - Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Information Systems||3|
|MHCA 5355 - Population Health & Managerial Epidemiology||3|
|MHCA 5375 - Quality and Performance Improvement||3|
|MHCA 5385 - Healthcare Policy: Legal and Economic Implications||3|
|MHCA 6320 - Healthcare Financial Management Analysis and Applications||3|
|MHCA 6345 - Integrated Capstone||3|
|Curriculum Credit Hours||31|
Total Credit Hours for the Master in Health Administration degree = 31 credits.
Students can be accepted into the program to begin classes in January, May or August. Students may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis.