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Master of Health Administration/Gerontology
The Master of Health Administration/Gerontology
As a nation, we’re living longer. According to the Center for Disease Control, the average life expectancy for a U.S. infant in 2007 was 77.9, rising from 75.8 in 1995. This means that the need for elder care is also on the rise. The Master of Health Administration/Gerontology degree program addresses the physical, emotional and cultural needs of the elderly; as well as the human services, economic and legal factors that influence them. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to balance strategy with the human side of aging to help bring value to the care your organization provides. Speak with an Enrollment Representative to learn how you can position yourself as a leader in health administration.
What you'll learn
The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program prepares leaders who can effectively respond to the dynamic and ever-changing health care industry. These individuals have a capacity to critically examine and evaluate issues and trends and are influential to the destiny of a broad and dynamic health care system. Curriculum is tailored to the needs of the health care leader/manager by providing content in finance, policy, research, technology, quality improvement, economics and strategic planning.
In addition to the University Learning Goals, graduates of the MHA program will:
- Create a strategic plan for a health care organization
- Analyze the impact of health care policy on delivery and services provided by the industry
- Evaluate informational technology and security management needs of health care
- Utilize data to support quality and performance measure decision-making processes for health care entities
- Demonstrate management of organizational finances within the economic environment of various health care industries
- Analyze the impact of various management and leadership theories within health care organizations and delivery systems
Students can gain additional knowledge through the selection and completion of a 9 credit specialization in their area of interest.
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View the Master of Health Administration/Gerontology gainful employment disclosures (MA).
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Benefits of this degree program
Gain skills relevant to health care management
The University of Phoenix Master of Health Administration program helps students build the skills needed to manage in health care today and direct an organization to thrive despite uncertain changes to the future of health care. Master of Health Administration/Gerontology graduates:
- Create a strategic plan that relates to elder services for a health care organization.
- Evaluate informational technology and security management needs of health care.
- Utilize data to support quality and performance measure decision-making processes for health care entities.
- Demonstrate management of organizational finances within the economic environment of various health care industries.
- Analyze the impact of various management and leadership theories within health care organizations and delivery systems and how they impact the delivery of elder care.
- Topics that include Organization and Management of Aging Services as well as advanced courses that create a core foundation in health administration that helps facilitate effective decision-making.
Our faculty average 17.5 years of working experience in health care
Our faculty members have working experience in the fields that they teach, and they hold advanced degrees — master’s degrees or higher. This combination of experience and academic achievement means our faculty are industry leaders who provide students with a balanced view of how theory can be applied to a working environment.
Our courses align with the industry
The University of Phoenix Health Administration curricula are developed to reflect program outcomes and industry standards. The coursework is updated in response to student assessment results and faculty feedback to keep course content effective, relevant and aligned with the latest industry information.
Gain specialized skills with continuing education
The Health Care Informatics Certificate and Gerontology Health Care Certificate are available for post-baccalaureate students who are interested in preparing themselves to work in these specialized fields.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Health Professions graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.
Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Master of Health Administration/Gerontology program.
Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.
Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.
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