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Curriculum and Locations


We offer a 36-credit MS in Healthcare Administration degree consisting of 9 required courses (27 credits) and 3 elective courses (9 credits). Elective courses may be taken as unrestricted electives in the HCAD program or may be clustered together to create a "focus area".

Focus Areas

  • Health Information Analytics
  • Population Health Management
  • Healthcare Quality and Finance
  • Leadership and Ethics

In addition, some students elect to earn graduate certificates in business management, marketing or human resources management in addition to their degree.

For more detail about the courses required in the program and the program's electives, see the Graduate Academic Catalog


The MSHA Program at the University of New Haven is proud to offer programs at multiple locations tailored to your work experience, background and training. All of the courses, faculty, and requirements for the courses offered at these multiple sites are the same, but students are encouraged to take classes at the same site throughout the program to allow for continuity among their classmates. The program director, Dr. Summer McGee, will provide prospective students with guidance as to which program location is best for them. 

Mid-Career Evening Program (West Haven Campus)

Students who have already earned an undergraduate degree in healthcare, healthcare administration or business in the last five years or who have already been working as a healthcare administrator in the United States are recommended to take classes in the Evening Program located on the West Haven campus. 

Early Career Day Program (Orange Campus)

Students who are international medical or healthcare graduates, are entirely new to the healthcare field, and/or are not presently working may elect to take part in the day program at the Orange Campus. Students chosen for this program will be registered for classes by the Program Director and will have a graduate advisor on the Orange Campus available to answer questions in addition to Dr. McGee. 

YNHHS Corporate Program (Yale New Haven Hospital)

Students who are employees of Yale New Haven Health System may apply to participate in the corporate, cohort program. Classes are offered at Smilow Cancer Hospital. For more information about the YNHHS Corporate program, see the Corporate Program page