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Plan of Study


Overview

The MHA is a 46-credit graduate program designed to be completed in eighteen months of continuous full-time enrollment. Part-time enrollment is welcome. See Designation of Full-time/Part-time Status.

See the sample plan of study, below.  Students should use this as a guide to develop a plan with the program director. The program uses the semester academic calendar with classes held in fall and spring semester (16 weeks each) and Summer Session (two 6-week sessions).

Specific class meeting information (days and time) is posted on UMD’s interactive web service services, Testudo. Once on that site, select “Schedule of Classes,” then the term/year. Courses are listed by academic unit.

The program uses specific section codes for registration which are listed on the sample plan of study. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary semester to semester. Students should note if a course has a pre-requisite or co-requisite.

Semester Year Course Number Section Code Credits
Fall 1 SPHL600 PLP 3
Fall 1 HLSA742 PLP 3
Fall 1 HLSA750 PLP 3
Spring 1 HLSA730 PLP 3
Spring 1 HLSA740 PLP 3
Spring 1 HLSA710 PLP 3
Summer 1 HLSA760 PLP 3
Summer 1 HLSA775 PLP 3
Summer 1 HLSA778 PLP 3
Fall 2 HLSA770 PLP 3
Fall 2 HLSA601 PLP 3
Fall 2 HLSA772 PCP 3
Fall 2 HLSA778 PLP 1
Spring 2 HLSA720 PLP 3
Spring 2 HLSA711 PLP 3
Spring 2 HLSA786 PLP 3
Semester Year Course Number Section Code Credits
Fall 1 SPHL600 PLP 3
Fall 1 HLSA742 PLP 3
Spring 1 HLSA740 PLP 3
Spring 1 HLSA730 PLP 3
Summer 1 HLSA775 PLP 3
Fall 2 HLSA601 PLP 3
Fall 2 HLSA770 PLP 3
Spring 2 H:SA710 PLP 3
Spring 2 HLSA720 PLP 3
Spring 2 HLSA778 PLP 1
Summer 2 HLSA760 PLP 3
Summer 2 HLSA778 PLP 3
Fall 3 HLSA772 PCP 3
Fall 3 HLSA601 PLP 3
Spring 3 HLSA711 PLP 3
Spring 3 HLSA786 PLP 3

Below is a listing of all program courses. For a detailed course description that includes pre-requisites or co-requisites, see The Graduate School Catalog, Course Listing as follows:

Area Course Number Title Credits
Cognate SPHL600 Foundations of Public Health 3
Cognate HLSA601 Introduction to Health Systems 3
Cognate HLSA710 Healthcare Management: Foundations and Principles 3
Cognate HLSA711 Health Economics and Analysis 3
Cognate HLSA720 Health Law and Ethics 3
Cognate HLSA730 Healthcare Human Resources 3
Cognate HLSA740 Healthcare Strategic Planning and Evaluation 3
Cognate HLSA742 Quantitative Methods in Healthcare Administration 3
Cognate HLSA750 Healthcare Management Information Systems 3
Cognate HLSA760 Healthcare Financial Management 3
Cognate HLSA770 Continuous Quality Improvement 3
Cognate HLSA772 Healthcare Leadership and Communication 3
Cognate HLSA775 Public Health Research 3
Internship HLSA778 Internship in Public Health 4
Capstone HLSA786 Capstone Project in Public Health 3
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