The School of Public Health offers full-time, part-time and executive tracks leading to a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree. The campus-based full and part-time tracks involve a rigorous 60 credit hour program designed for early careerists who aspire to become leaders in the healthcare industry. The executive track is a 48 credit hour hybrid learning model designed for mid to senior level clinical and executive healthcare professionals who seek a graduate degree that will lead to progressively responsible leadership roles in the healthcare field. Learn more about the Executive Master of Healthcare Administration degree.

The students within the CAHME-accredited UIC Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program experience a rigorous course curriculum that provides core knowledge and concepts within the major healthcare disciplines. Courses are taught by both healthcare academicians and practitioners that provide students with a blend of cutting-edge theory and the understanding of how it is applied within the healthcare sector. Faculty possess a broad range of expertise in essential healthcare subjects that include:

  • Healthcare Finance
  • Population Health Management
  • Physician Relations
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Strategic Marketing and Planning

Unique to the UIC MHA program is a 12-month, 25 hours per week preceptorship that provides students the opportunity to work with senior management in healthcare organizations that align with the student’s career goals. Students go through a matching process and are placed in a healthcare organization within the Chicago healthcare industry where they apply the knowledge they have gained during their first year in the program. The culminating activity within the preceptorship is the completion of the Capstone Project which analyzes and provides recommendations for a major programmatic initiative within the preceptor organization.