About the EHCA-MPA Program

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Known as the EHCA, our program is taught in an executive format across four semesters. The classroom portion of each course is taught in an intensive week at the beginning of the semester with the remainder of the course delivered online. The Executive Health Care Administration MPA Program is in the Department of Social Sciences at The University of Texas at Tyler.

The EHCA program is designed for busy health care professionals and administrators who have reached a point in their careers where they need advanced skills and knowledge to manage staff, organizations and health systems.

Essential characteristics that distinguish the EHCA MPA program are both the academic and field experiences of the faculty. Faculty members have held positions such as: chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO), chief financial officer (CFO), strategic planner, hospital marketer, health policy analyst and health care consultant.

Students in the EHCA MPA program have diverse backgrounds including hospital administrators, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, social workers, nursing facility administrators, consultants, etc.

Admission criteria are strict and enrollment is limited to 25 highly qualified students. Students begin in the fall semester, complete 36 credit hours in 12 courses, and graduate 16 months later in December of the next academic year (four semesters in total).

The EHCA MPA program is designed to maximize the transfer of knowledge between the students in each cohort. Each of the 12 courses is taught by experienced healthcare professionals.

Each semester consists of two components: an intensive on-site seven day week followed by online exercises, lectures and examinations.

The EHCA-MPA program at UT Tyler is a member of  The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).  AUPHA is a global network of colleges, universities, faculty, individuals and organizations dedicated to the improvement of healthcare delivery through excellence in healthcare management and policy education.

For more information, visit our website or contact us:

Executive Health Care Administration MPA Program
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ph: 903.566.7193
Fx: 903.565.5537

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