Health Administration MHA Programs in Texas & Salary Info.

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Health Administration Degrees in Texas

Texas is the state which boasts the majority of accredited health administration programs that its residents can choose from

ARMY-BAYLOR UNIVERSITY – US Army Academy of Health Science – San Antonio

  • Master of Health Administration (On Campus
  • Master of Health Administration-Executive (Online, hybrid)

The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges; Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY – Hankamer School of Business – Waco

  • Master of Business Administration – Healthcare Administration (On Campus)
  • Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Divinity
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Information Systems
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Social Work

The estimated cost per academic year is $39,610.

The school is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges; Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education; Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

TEXAS AGRICULTURAL & MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY – School of Public Health – College Station

  • Master of Health Administration- Residential (On Campus)
  • Master of Health Administration-Executive (On Campus)

The estimated cost per academic year is $7812 for in-state and $9012 for out of state students.

The school is proud to be accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges; Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY – School of Health Administration – San Marcos

  • Master of Health Administration (On Campus, Online, Hybrid)

The estimated cost per academic year is $7668 for in-state and $17,628 for out of state residents.

The program is accredited by the AACSB and the school is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges; Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY – College of Health Sciences – Houston

  • Master of Healthcare Administration-Residential (hybrid)
  • Master of Healthcare Administration-Executive (hybrid)
  • Master of Healthcare Administration with Business Analytics emphasis (hybrid)
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Health Systems Management

Concentrations/specializations:

  • Business Analytics

The estimated cost per academic year is $7334 for in-state and $14,804 for out of state students.

The school boasts the accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges; Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

TRINITY UNIVERSITY – Department of Health Care Administration – San Antonio

  • Master of Science in Health Care Administration -Residential (on-campus)
  • Master of Science in Health Care Administration – Executive (on-campus)

The estimated cost per academic year is $40,728 and the school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges; Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER – School of Public Health – Fort Worth

  • Master of Health Administration (On Campus)

The estimated cost per academic year is $7198 for an in-state and $21,898 for out of state students.

The school has been accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges; Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education; Council on Education for Public Health.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON – School of Public Health – Houston

  • Master of Public Health in Healthcare Management (On Campus)
  • Master of Public Health/Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Master of Public Health/Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Health
  • Master of Public Health/Doctor of Medicine
  • Master of Public Health/Master of Global Policy Studies
  • Master of Public Health/Master of Public Affairs
  • Master of Public Health/Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics
  • Master of Public Health/Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Public Health/Master of Science in Social Work
  • Master of Public Health/Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Informatics

Concentrations/Specializations:

  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology: Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Health Promotion/Education
  • Community Health Practice
  • Health Services Organization

The estimated cost per academic year is $4194 if you are an in-state and $17,640 if you are an out of state student.

The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges; Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD – HEB School of Business and Administration – San Antonio

  • Master of Health Administration (On Campus)

The estimated cost per academic year is $22,560 and the school is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges; Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

The four-year bachelor’s program consists of at least 120-semester credits, and the first 60 credits cover undergraduate requirements and prerequisites  while the second 60 credits can be earned through the following courses:

  • Principles of accounting, marketing, and advertising
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Strategic planning and healthcare leadership
  • Human resource management
  • Economics of healthcare
  • Legal issues in the healthcare business environment
  • Supply chain and operations management
  • Strategic management during organizational change

For those searing for advancement in their career, relevant graduate degrees available online and through campus-based programs in Texas include:

  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Management or Administration
  • Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA)
  • MHA/MBA
  • JD/MSHA
  • MSN/MBA

When it comes to admission criteria, most undergraduate degrees will be accepted, but only if applicants complete the prerequisites.

Graduate schools may set their own admission requirements, but still, they share certain standards including:

  • Completion of specific course prerequisites
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA
  • Essay on the topic of academic or professional goals
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Related professional work experience
  • Current employment in the healthcare industry

Advanced specialization in the field of healthcare administration requires more career-specific courses, such as:

  • Managing health care informatics, statistics, and data
  • Management of healthcare resources, consumers, and payers
  • Strategic management of large healthcare organizations
  • Global economics and the healthcare industry
  • Medical, patient, and data informatics
  • Quality and performance improvement through statistical analysis
  • Advanced healthcare law at the state and federal levels
  • Quantitative methods for healthcare organizations
  • Leadership and ethical dilemmas
  • Healthcare organization compliance for accreditation

Possible Employers and Professional Resources for Health Administrators in Texas

Largest Employers of Healthcare Administrators

  • Baylor Saint Luke’s Medical Center in Houston
  • University of Texas Southwest Medical Center in Dallas
  • University Hospital in San Antonio
  • Seton Medical Center in Austin
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas
  • Medical City Dallas Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Northwest Complex in Houston
  • Christus Saint Michael Hospital in Texarkana
  • Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster
  • Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth
  • Edinburg Regional Medical Center
  • Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler
  • Baylor Medical Center in Irving
  • Christus Hospital Saint Elizabeth in Beaumont
  • Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene
  • Medical Center Hospital in Odessa
  • Medical Center of Plano
  • Amarillo VA Health Care System
  • West Texas VA Health Care System in Big Spring
  • Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Temple
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna HealthCare of Texas
  • Oscar Insurance Company of Texas

Professional Resources

  • Texas Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration and Education
  • Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration
  • Texas Midwest Healthcare Executives
  • Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management
  • Medical Group Management Association of Texas
  • Lone Star Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Texas Association for Healthcare Quality
  • Texas Health Information Management Association
  • Health Management Associates
  • Health Care Administrators Association
  • American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management

Health Administration Salaries and Job Growth in Texas

The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land region which is the second-largest metro area in Texas in terms of its number of healthcare administrators (7,340) is a leader when it comes to the median salary for these professionals who earn as much as $128962.

The average salary is around $114347.

Annual Salary Range:
$102K
$114K
$128K

Average Salary of Healthcare Administrators in Texas

City NameSalary
Houston$119,358
Dallas$115,323
San Antonio$113,233
Austin$114,526
El Paso$101,853
Fort Worth$113,467
Arlington$113,281
Corpus Christi$107,993
Plano$114,826
Garland$115,075
* Salary information last updated 2020

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