MHA Director's Welcome
Welcome to the MSU Denver Master of Health Administration (MHA) program website. The Mission of the MHA program is to serve early careerists or those seeking career transformations for leadership roles in healthcare administration.
Why consider health care administration?
First, health care administrators make significant contributions to the well-being of patients and people they serve. Second, whether you are interested in working in a large metropolitan hospital, a clinic in rural Colorado, a public health office, telehealth abroad, or aging services, there is a wide variety of career opportunities. Third, health care is a growing field that enables people to make a good living.
What will you learn in the MHA program?
Students begin the MHA program learning about the history and evolution of health care in the United States. Students (and faculty) start the program, with the end in mind, planning their Capstone. Next, students explore specific areas of health administration including leadership and governance, human resources and organizational development, law and ethics, and health information technology. In addition, students will learn population health, health care trends, and how to research. Students will learn critical health care leadership competencies including operations, finance, and economics. Lastly, students participate in the Capstone course, the culminating work of the MHA program.
What is campus like?
The campus is a vibrant environment in the heart of downtown Denver. As you walk through campus it is common to hear different languages, see diverse groups of students, faculty and staff. The broader Denver community includes museums, art galleries, public parks and gardens, the Denver Zoo, an international airport, as well as great dining, and shopping. In addition, Colorado is recognized as a world destination for year-round outdoor activities. Whether you are new to health care or a health care administrator looking to further your career, our purpose at the MHA program is to help you achieve your goals. Thank you for taking time to visit the website.
Garrett Chism, MBA, EMT-P