The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program fills an important labor market and educational need in New Mexico and the Southwest by providing professional education for leadership careers in healthcare administration. Healthcare organizations statewide worked with the School of Public Administration to develop the MHA program. The shared aim is to develop effective executives and informed health policy advisors.
The MHA curriculum responds to the particular needs of our region. Issues and concerns related to Hispanic, Native American, and rural health care provision are built into the curriculum. A diverse student body is recruited for the MHA program in order to meet the needs articulated by our stakeholders. Many MHA students will already have mid-level experience in hospitals, clinics, healthcare agencies, or health-related organizations.