The University’s master’s degree program in health care administration (M.H.A.) has earned the highest mark of approval: accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), a process that entailed a rigorous examination of the program’s purpose, curriculum, students’ experiences and the success of its graduates in a competitive job market. An ongoing commitment to continuous quality improvement is also required.
The DMU program is now among approximately 90 programs to be accredited among hundreds nationwide. It’s one of a few in which students can complete most of their course work online. According to the commission, more than 90 percent of graduates of CAHME-accredited programs land health care management positions within three months of graduation.
“Our program is now on an elite list of M.H.A. programs acknowledged for their commitment to quality,” says Carla Stebbins, Ph.D., chair/director of the M.H.A. program.
The M.H.A. program will hold initial accreditation for three years. The next site visit by a CAHME team will occur in spring 2018.