The online MHA in Health Care Administration – Acute Care focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a variety of health care leadership positions and offers areas of emphasis in acute care, service organizations, and nursing home administration. The Health Care environment provides aspiring managers an exceptional opportunity to offer meaningful and valued contributions in guiding health care transformation and reform. This unique accelerated program offers applied research and best practices to develop students into competent and articulate change agents. Through integrating management, applied theory, and continuum of care best practices the experienced faculty guide your leadership development through meaningful case studies, valued project work, learning forums, critical thinking and analysis of best practices.
This 36-credit online master’s program prepares mid-level professionals for some of the most challenging new roles in today's rapidly changing managed care environment. The Acute Care specialization teaches the skills to manage assessment and treatment of sudden or unexpected life threatening injuries and illnesses.
Please note: In some states such as New York, the curriculum meets the course requirements for Nursing Home Administrator licensure. Potential applicants should check with their states' licensing agency or contact an Admissions Representative to verify the necessary coursework. Faculty advisers are available to work with students to offer guidance, and help students meet the academic requirements of this field.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Utica University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- The Health Care Administration Program requires online attendance in four Synchronous Residencies.