About HCA

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The Master's degree in Health Care Administration at Texas Woman's University is an accredited program designed to prepare you for a career as an administrator or staff specialist in health care institutions or agencies that involve the provision, financing, regulation or insuring of health services. Advanced studies in business management, health facilities organization and operations, strategic planning and decision making will give you the specialized knowledge and skills needed to lead and administer today's complex health care systems. Follow the links at the left to explore the admissions requirements, course descriptions, and meet the HCA faculty.


Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, students have an opportunity to learn and work in one of the most exciting medical care environments in the world. Classes are offered in the evening and by internet allowing pursuit of the master's degree on a part time basis.


The Master's Degree program in Health Care Administration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). In 2007, the HCA Program adopted the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) competency integration model for healthcare education. The NCHL Model facilitates the spread of promising leadership practices by providing breakthrough research and a comprehensive database for defining the competencies required for outstanding leadership for the future (Copyright 2006. National Center for Healthcare Leadership. All Rights Reserved). Each course in the HCA curriculum is mapped to applicable NCHL competencies.

Benefits of an Accredited Program

  • The CAHME accreditation process benefits all stakeholders: Texas Woman’s University and the College of Health Sciences, MHA students, alumni and employers.
  • Participation in the CAHME accreditation process affirms the program’s responsibility for the quality of education offered and demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement.
  • The HCA program has completed a rigorous self-evaluation and peer reviews and it satisfies criteria established and accepted by the health care administration education community.
  • The program has a clearly defined mission and educationally appropriate objectives.
  • Accreditation assures prospective employers that TWU MHA graduates come from a program where the content and quality have been evaluated to satisfy high standards.
  • The employer can be confident that the MHA program has followed a specific core body of knowledge, as dictated by CAHME, which ensures the understanding of today’s complex health care environment.
  • The HCA program is current and reflects changes in knowledge and practice generally accepted in the health care administration community.

Enrollment Options

In addition to the MHA and Executive MHA degrees, the HCA program offers a certificate program, a MBA/MHA program agreement with the University of St. Thomas and a program for applicants who already hold MBAs. Please contact us before submitting the application.

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