Rigorous, relevant and real-world
How Long Will It Take?
DMU’s M.H.A. program offers flexible enrollment, allowing students to earn their degree in as little as two years. Its year-round calendar is based on three 12-week terms. Students earn 48 total credit hours in 20 courses – 45 academic course credit hours and a three-credit-hour Field Based Learning project.
Students who enroll in the traditional course model participate in three on-campus experiences held at DMU. These five-day events offer professional development that’s highly intensive and highly interactive. Sessions cover current issues in health care, from leadership and quality assessment to governance, conflict resolution, and strategy formulation and implementation.
In the final course, students apply knowledge gained from their graduate experience to the resolution of a “real” administrative problem or to take advantage of an opportunity. This field-based experience fosters the integration and synthesis of program content through critical thinking; it also facilitates the student’s transition from education to professional practice.