Dual MHA/MPA

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The MHA/MPA degree program is a joint effort between the Truman School of Public Affairs and the Department of Health Management and Informatics. This dual degree covers administrative and policy issues for public, nonprofit and private healthcare settings.

This dual degree also prepares students for administrative and policy-making positions in government and nonprofit health organizations, as well as advocacy organizations. While gaining the management skillset from the MHA curriculum, students have the opportunity to develop a policy-making and program evaluation skillset from the MPA curriculum.

MPA Courses (24 Credit Hours)

  • PUB_AF 8150 Collaborative Governance (3)
  • PUB_AF 8160 Organizational Dynamics & Leadership (3)
  • PUB_AF 8170 Public Policy Processes & Strategies (3)
  • PUB_AF 8180 Research Methods & Inquiry Public Affairs I (3)
  • PUB_AF 8181 Research Methods & Inquiry Public Affairs II (3)
  • PUB_AF 8190 Economic Analysis for Public Affairs (3)
  • PUB_AF 8210 Ethics, Democracy & Public Service (3)
  • PUB_AF 8530 Strategic Management of Public Service Organizations (3)

MHA Courses (27 Credit Hours)

  • HMI 7410 Design of Health and Human Service Systems (3)
  • HMI 7430 Introduction to Health Informatics (3)
  • HMI 8460 Administration of Health Care Organizations (3)
  • HMI 8470 Strategic Planning and Marketing for Health Care Organizations (3)
  • HMI 8524 Health Economics (3)
  • HMI 8544 Managerial Epidemiology (3)
  • HMI 8571 Decision Support in Health Care Systems (3)
  • HMI 8573 Decision Making for Health Care Organizations (3)
  • HMI 8574 Health Care Law (3)

Shared Courses (24 Credit Hours)

  • PUB_AF 8420 Public Program Evaluation (3)
  • PUB_AF 8172 Health Policy (3) OR other PUB_AF elective course (3)
  • HMI 8689 Field Experience in Health Management and Informatics (3)
  • HMI 8461 Managing Human Resources in Health Care Organizations (3)
  • HMI 7471 Introduction to Accounting & Finance in Healthcare (3)
  • HMI 8472 Financial Management for Health Care Organizations (3)
    • CHOOSE ONE:
      • HMI 8575 Health Policy & Politics (3)
      • PUB_AF 8430 Public Policy Analysis (3)
    • CHOOSE ONE:
      • HMI 8453 Executive Management Studies (EMS project) (3)
      • PUB_AF 8211 Capstone Experience (3)