Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome to the Master of Health Administration and Policy Program!

The Master of Health Administration and Policy (MHAP) is a vibrant and growing program focused on interweaving the dynamic elements of health policy with a core focus on health administration. The program leverages its ideal location in Washington D.C. to facilitate access to health policy leaders and create unique administrative residency opportunities. Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Program OverviewYear 1 - The MHAP didactic phase is located on the campus of USU, located in Bethesda, MD and easily accessible by public transportation and the beltway. At the end of the didactic phase there will be an opportunity to create a capstone project and use this as a platform to demonstrate knowledge via an oral/poster presentation. Year 2 - Putting education in action is more than classroom learning. During the second year, students apply what was learned in an administrative residency, bringing value to a hosting organization, preceptor and yourself. At the end of year two, there is a graduate management project that serves as a platform to share the knowledge students gained and apply it through an oral presentation.

The capstone and the graduate management project are culminating events that we believe are at the heart of the MHAP Education. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Beth A. Hawks, PhD, MHA
Lieutenant Commander, US Navy, Medical Service Corps
Program Director
CAHME Accredited