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Master of Health Care Administration


Plan Description


The Master of Health Care Administration degree program is the only graduate health care administration program in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). The MHA will prepare students to assume leadership roles in health care organizations. The degree is recognized in the health care field as an important credential that allows graduates to assume health care management positions. The curriculum is developed to include all the critical competencies for health care leadership, including issues of health care delivery, health care finance, ethical and legal issues in health care administration and management topics. Students and faculty will contribute though research and service to the knowledge and applications of management in health care; and they will use their education and expertise to help meet the health care management needs of the State of Nevada and beyond.  

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Plan Admission Requirements


 

Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

To be considered for admission, an applicant must meet Graduate College standards and:  

  1.  Hold a bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from a regionally accredited institution. A criterion for admission is at least a B (3.0) grade point average, or equivalent in work completed after the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program, and in all post-baccalaureate course work. An applicant who does not meet this academic criterion may request special consideration. 
  2.  Submit the following documents as part of your online application for admission: 
    1. A one to two page personal essay describing why they want to pursue a career in health care management.
    2. A resume.
    3. Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
    4. Contact information for three recommendation providers who will upload letters of recommendation on your behalf.
  3.  Submit official GMAT or GRE scores. 
  4.  All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Plan Requirements


See Subplan Requirements below.

Subplan 1: Thesis Track
Subplan 2: Non-Thesis Track

Subplan 1 Requirements: Thesis Track


Total Credits Required: 48

Course Requirements 

 Required Courses – Credits: 42 

HCA 701 - U.S. Health Care System: Programs and Policies  

HCA 702 - Epidemiology in Health Services Management  

HCA 703 - Management of Health Service Organizations and Systems  

HCA 715 - Health Services Research Methods 

 HCA 716 - Health Care Accounting and Finance 

 HCA 717 - Human Resources Management of Health Care Organizations  

 HCA 718 - Health Care Economics  

 HCA 719 - Operations and Quality Management of Health Services  

 HCA 720 - Information Systems in Health Services Management  

HCA 721 - Advanced Health Care Finance  

HCA 730 - Strategic Management of Health Services 

HCA 761 - Health Care Law and Ethics for Managers  

HCA 793 - Internship in Health Care Administration  

EAB 703 - Biostatistical Methods for the Health Sciences  

 Thesis – Credits: 6 

HCA 799 - Thesis Research  

 Degree Requirements  

  1.  Completion of a minimum of 48 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. In consultation with his/her advisor, a student will organize a thesis committee of at least three departmental members. In addition, a fourth member from outside the department, known as the Graduate College Representative, must be appointed. An additional committee member may be added at the student and department’s discretion. Please see Graduate College policy for committee appointment guidelines.  

 Graduation Requirements  

  1.  The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation from both degrees up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.
  2. The student must submit and successfully defend his/her thesis by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.
  3. Students must submit his/her approved, properly formatted thesis to the Graduate College , and submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest by the posted deadline.

Subplan 2 Requirements: Non-Thesis Track


Total Credits Required: 45

Course Requirements 

Required Courses – Credits: 42

HCA 701 - U.S. Health Care System: Programs and Policies  

HCA 702 - Epidemiology in Health Services Management  

HCA 703 - Management of Health Service Organizations and Systems  

HCA 715 - Health Services Research Methods  

 HCA 716 - Health Care Accounting and Finance  

 HCA 717 - Human Resources Management of Health Care Organizations  

 HCA 718 - Health Care Economics  

 HCA 719 - Operations and Quality Management of Health Services  

 HCA 720 - Information Systems in Health Services Management  

HCA 721 - Advanced Health Care Finance  

HCA 730 - Strategic Management of Health Services  

HCA 761 - Health Care Law and Ethics for Managers  

HCA 793 - Internship in Health Care Administration  

EAB 703 - Biostatistical Methods for the Health Sciences  

Capstone Course – Credits: 3

HCA 779 - Health Care Administration Capstone Course  **

**Students that choose to write a comprehensive exam to meet their Capstone Course requirement do not have to complete the Appointment of Advisory Committee Approval Form and the Culminating Experience Form.

Degree Requirements 

Completion of a minimum of 45 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Graduation Requirements 

  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation from both degrees up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.
  2. The student must successfully complete the capstone course. Students do not need to complete advisor or culminating experience forms.

Plan Graduation Requirements


Refer to your subplan for Graduation Requirements.   

Subplan 1: Thesis Track
Subplan 2: Non-Thesis Track