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James K. Elrod Health Administration Department

Degree Programs

The James K. Elrod Department of Health Administration offers the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program, delivered 100% online. The MHA program prepares students for professional middle- and upper-level management positions within healthcare institutions. Such institutions include hospitals and medical centers, medical group practices, pharmaceutical firms, medical technology corporations, health insurance companies, government and nonprofit health agencies, nursing homes and assisted living centers, and home health agencies.

Within each of these institutions, critical administrative functions must be carried out on an ongoing basis, providing significant opportunities for current and future healthcare administrators. Whether you aspire to become the administrator of a medical group, the director of human resources at a long term care center, the sales manager of a pharmaceutical manufacturer or a health insurance company, or the chief executive officer of a medical center, the MHA program at LSU Shreveport can assist you in accomplishing your goal. The degree is also quite useful for experienced healthcare executives seeking to further develop their administrative knowledge, skills, and abilities to enhance their contributions in the healthcare industry.