National University to Launch Master of Healthcare Administration in Fresno in May

Fresno, Calif.National University, the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California and the 12th-largest in the nation, is launching a Master of Healthcare Administration program at its Fresno campus located at 20 E River Park Place West, Fresno, CA 93720. Classes for this new program begin May 7, 2012.

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) is a graduate professional degree designed to enhance the practice of healthcare administration and management by preparing students for entry level and middle management roles in healthcare organizations. Healthcare management involves the organization, financing, and delivery of services to prevent and treat illness and disease, including programs that serve the public and private sectors at the local, state, and federal levels.

“National University pays close attention to the ramifications of the unique people-dependent focus of the healthcare profession,” says Robert Clegg, School of Health and Human Services Program Development Coordinator for the Central Valley. “Our faculty members come from a variety of backgrounds but are united by a common commitment to solving problems and developing innovations related to the access, cost, and quality of healthcare.”

The MHA program emphasizes the conceptual and analytical skills required to understand and manage today’s healthcare organizations and prepare for tomorrow’s challenges, drawing upon the interconnected influence of a diversity of fields, such as management, economics, law, medicine, public health, planning, sociology, and statistics. The course of study features experiential opportunities in project management, teamwork, and leadership, and graduates will enhance their opportunities for professional growth and job placement through carefully planned internships and a capstone experience.

Ideal candidates for the MHA program are those students looking for:

  • Career advancement from middle to upper middle management;
  • Career transition into healthcare administration from other professions; and
  • Career transition from clinical/technical roles to management roles.

Prospective students interested in the new Master of Healthcare Administration program should visit

or call (559) 256-4900 for more information.

Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California and the 12th-largest in the United States. With 22,000 full-time students and 220,000 alumni, National University is the flagship institution of the National University System. National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse population of students. Five schools and one college – the College of Letters and Sciences; the School of Business and Management; the School of Education; the School of Engineering, Technology and Media; the School of Health and Human Services; and the School of Professional Studies – offer 75 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 22 teacher credentials at more than 45 locations throughout California and across the nation. A leader in online education, National University offers more than 70 degree programs via the Internet. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California. To learn more, visit

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