Master of Health Care Administration/Master of Public Health Joint Degree (MHA/MPH)
The MHA/MPH joint degree program is a joint effort between the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Division of Public Health and the David Eccles School of Business; it gives students the option of earning an MHA degree in addition to a Master of Public Health, the two master’s degrees being completed in approximately 74-77 credit hours. On average the joint degree will take students three years of full-time coursework; part-time students take an average of four years to complete the joint degree.
This joint degree option prepares students for positions as program managers and health services researchers in state and local health departments, public health advocacy groups—such as HealthInsights, the state's health care quality improvement organization—and healthcare delivery organizations, such as the Veterans’ Administration Healthcare System and military healthcare facilities.
The MPH program has been continuously accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 1978. The MHA program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) since fall 2012.