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2011-2012 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2011-2012 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Health Administration, M.H.A.

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Assistant Professor Agris, Ph.D., J.D., LL.M., Graduate Program Director, (516) 463-5932

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The mission of the graduate program in Health Administration at Hofstra University is to educate future health care administrators who can apply evidence based and critical thinking skills to the delivery of health care services within a culturally diverse environment. The vision of the program is to be a recognized leader in the preparation of competent, ethically sensitive and skilled health care administrators.

The 45-48 semester hours 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, financial and other business considerations as they relate to administration in health care facilities. Effective communication skills and networking with established health professionals are incorporated throughout the program. Students with no administrative experience complete an administrative internship at a regional health facility.

Conceptually, this 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, while incorporating the presence and values of business principles. 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.


Admission Requirements

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  2. Interview with the program director and other program faculty member.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from employers or faculty members.
  4. Brief essay discussing career goals, interests and experiences.
  5. Current resume.
  6. For International Students, TOEFL scores.

Provisional Acceptance

Students with less than a 3.0 GPA may be admitted provisionally pending review of additional requested academic performance evidence or acceptable standardized test scores, such as the GRE or GMAT. Provisionally admitted students must earn a minimum grade of ‘B’ in each of the first 12 semester hours of course work.

Program Requirements - Semester Hours: 45-48


* Should be taken in student’s first semester.
** Should be taken in student’s first or second semester.
***Should be taken in student’s last semester or after 36 semester hours.
**** Must be taken by students who are not employed in the health services field or who lack health administrative experience, but only after the successful completion of at least 27 semester hours.

Transfer Credit

With M.H.A. program director or faculty adviser approval, students may transfer up to 9 semester hours 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.

Students with extensive clinical or administrative health services experience may request and be granted individualized adjustments to the program requirements upon the recommendation of the program director.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of 45-48 semester hours within a five year period.
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in overall graduate course work.
  3. No more than two course grades below B-.

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