Online (and Onsite) MHA Programs in Alabama
We wanted to provide some insights around some randomly selected programs available in the state of Alabama. It is important to always note the concepts, costs, and other aspects around each program to better evaluate options.
University of Alabama Birmingham
The University of Alabama traces its roots back to 1831, when The University of Alabama Board of Trustees was created by the Alabama legislature. And since then, its university’s campus and offerings have gradually grown to what it is today: a world-renowned research university.
It’s School of Health Services Administration, established in 1966, offers two Master’s of Science in Health Administration programs: a residential program and an executive program (source).
The residential program is 33-months long with 21 months of full-time courses on campus. Additionally, the program offers direct administrative residency experience, and provides a paid stipend that is good CV booster.
The program is built on a cohort model, meaning that you will have the same colleagues with you for the entire 33 months and the chance to create a peer-network throughout your health administration career, leading to more unforeseen opportunities. Lastly, you will be given applied experience opportunities that allow you to gain value experience within the opportunities provided at the UAB health system.
The executive program is designed to prepare students for senior management positions and students are able to customize their education with an emphasis on leadership, marketing, and epidemiology, just to name a few. This degree path is usually combined with another degree or graduate certificate for even more specialized preparation in areas of healthcare administration.
While in the program, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 in order to enter the 9-month administrative residency component of the program.