Adjunct Instructor Mangino, Graduate Program Director, (516) 463-5224, Lauren.B.Mangino@hofstra.edu
The mission of the Hofstra University MHA program is to educate men and
women for administrative leadership positions in a variety of health
services organizations. The 45- to 48-semester hour program is designed
for aspiring and committed professionals who are interested in careers
in health services administration in such settings as hospitals,
managed care organizations, medical group practices, ambulatory,
long-term care, and home health care facilities, insurance and
pharmaceutical companies, consulting firms, voluntary agencies,
government, for-profit, and non-profit sector organizations.
Emphasis is placed on management theories and practices, policy
strategies, and financial considerations as they related to health
services administration. Effective communication skills and
networking with established health professionals are incorporated
throughout the program. Students with no health administrative
experience complete an administrative internship at a regional health
Conceptually, our program is built on the fundamental belief that the
health of populations results from the interaction among many variables
including genetic, biological, psychological, emotional, behavioral,
cultural, political, economic and environmental factors. The goal
of the program is to prepare practitioner-scholars who have the
knowledge and resources to create and manage health services
effectively, efficiently, and ethically, in order to maximize healthy
lifestyles and the health status of populations.
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college
or university, with a minimum GPA
of 2.75. Students with less than
a 2.75 GPA may be admitted conditionally pending review of additional academic
performance evidence, or acceptable standardized test scores, such as the GRE, GMAT or TOEFL.
If additional documentation is required, it will be stipulated at the
personal interview or via
personal communications. Conditionally admitted students must
earn a minimum grade of ‘B’ in each of the first 12 semester hours.
- Interview with the program director.
- Two letters of recommendation from employers or faculty familiar with your work.
- Brief essay discussing career goals, interests, or experiences.
- Current resume.
Program Requirements - Semester Hours: 45-48
Students with extensive experience in health services as clinicians or administrators
may have individualized adjustments to the required sequence of the program with
the recommendation of the program director.
Four competencies, one in library research skills and three in
computing, are required of all MHA students, as listed below.
Students will be required to take these workshops during their first
year of matriculation unless they meet one of the following waiver
criterion: previous competency relevant course work with a minimum
‘B’ grade; published research or professionally referenced article;
letter from supervisor verifying competencies. These courses
carry no academic credits toward the MHA degree, and their semester-hour designations represent tuition fees.
Required Core - Semester Hours: 33
Electives - Semester Hours: 9-12*
*Students who lack health administrative experience must complete HADM
260, a 3 s.h. Health Administration Internship, above the
degree-required 45 semester hours.
Required Capstone - Semester Hours: 3 **
With faculty adviser approval, students may transfer up to 9 s.h. of
equivalent graduate courses from an accredited higher education
institution. Course work must have been completed within the last
five years with minimum grades of “B”.
1. Completion of 45 to 48 s.h.
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in overall graduate coursework.
3. No grade below B- in required courses.
4. Completion of library and computer competencies.