The MHA program offers a strong curriculum encompassing healthcare finance, human resources management, health economics, strategic management of healthcare systems, global health governance, health disparities, Native American health policy and administration, women's health policy and programs, evaluation of health care policy and programs, health law and ethics, hospital/clinic administration, payment systems, and health policy and politics.
The MHA degree is designed to meet the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) accreditation standards. CAHME requires a minimum of 40 credit hours not including the experiential component. The UNM MHA program requires 48 credit hours of graduate study consisting of a core curriculum, an internship/practicum, and a substantive culminating experience.
Effective Fall 2016
Legacy MHA Curriculum
The following curriculum was in place for students who matriculated in 2013-2015. Students admitted in 2016 and beyond, in addition to legacy students who opted into the new curriculum, should refer to the curriculum plan found in the preceding section of this page.
The legacy MHA curriculum offers three concentrations (Hospital/ClinicAdministration, Minority Health, and General Healthcare Administration). The legacy MHA core curriculum shares nine credit hours with the MPA program in the School of Public Administration. This shared foundation incorporates knowledge and skills that are common to both public and health administration: