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Plan of Study

The information on this page is intended for the MHA-Executive Program only.

Depending upon the program of study, students will be enrolled in 2 or 3 Internet-based courses each semester. Most courses are offered in a blended format, meaning they are Internet based and include a long weekend on campus. Full time students will take three courses and part time students will take two courses each semester. The on-campus sessions are generally offered in June, September and January of each academic year. Each course offered in the blended format meets for 16 hours over the four-day period.  Both full and part time Incoming students in the Executive program only begin in the Summer semester.

Please note: Semesters begin approximately 2-3 weeks before the on-campus sessions are held. Check with division for each semester's start date.

On-Campus Sessions

The upcoming dates are:

Fall 2015: September 10-13

Spring 2016: January 14-17

Summer 2016: June 2-5


The Executive MHA curriculum consists of 54 semester hours: 51 semester hours of core coursework and 3 semester hours of elective coursework.

Select the appropriate program of study below to see the list of curriculum:

Core Courses

  • Health Policy*
  • Health Economics
  • Health Care Delivery Systems*
  • Health Behavior and Epidemiology*
  • Healthcare Management
  • Statistical Analysis in Health Systems
  • Health Care Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Seminar in Ethical Leadership
  • Health Law and Risk Management*
  • Organization Theory and Behavior
  • Management and Health Information Systems*
  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Reimbursement Systems
  • Health Care Marketing
  • Quality Management in Health Care Services
  • Operations and Project Management
    *Denotes completely Internet-based course.


Students may select one of the following courses:

  • Health Care Financing
  • Managing Across the Continuum of Care
  • Health Administration Field Project

Please note: Courses and requirements may change as deemed necessary and appropriate.

State Authorization Information:

Due to various Department of Education and state higher education regulations, MUSC's Master in Health Administration is currently only authorized to enroll students residing in certain states which are shown here:

We are actively pursuing authorizations in other states. If you are a resident of a state which is not included in the list above, please contact Dr. Jim Zoller at


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