The Master’s of Health Care Administration (M.H.A.) program has been approved for candidate status by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). The 2013-2014 academic year will serve as a self-study year as part of the process to achieve full accreditation for the M.H.A. program.
“We are very pleased with CAHME’s decision to extend candidacy status to the program,” says Carla Stebbins, Ph.D., director of the M.H.A. program. “The program and University community have worked for several years to align with the accreditation standards. We sincerely believe that we have a superior program designed to blend the needs and wants of the working adult, with an academic experience that develops measured competence in health care leadership.”
CAHME is the only organization recognized to grant accreditation to individual academic programs offering a professional master’s degree in health care management education. Candidate status is an indication that a program in health care management has voluntarily committed to participate in a plan of self-improvement and is actively progressing toward the status of accreditation. Candidate status is not accredited status and does not guarantee eventual accredited status.