January 29, 2023

Master’s in Healthcare Management Degrees in Texas, Part II

Ready to learn about more healthcare management masters programs in Texas? Let’s continue from Part I to find other high-quality training opportunities.

Texas State University – San Marcos

School of Health Administration / McCoy Graduate School of Business

Located on a 491-acre suburban campus in the Interstate 35 Corridor just 32 miles south of Austin, Texas State University – San Marcos is the state’s fourth largest public institution enrolling over 38,000 students in 10 academic colleges. Ranked 13th nationally in Military Times EDGE magazine, Texas State is the West’s 13th top regional university, 12th best public college, and 40th best school for veterans according to the U.S. News. Forbes also crowned Texas State the 192nd best public school in America with a 75 percent financial aid rate. The McCoy Graduate School of Business is particularly acclaimed for the nation’s 148th best part-time MBA program.

Masters of Healthcare Administration

Offered continuously since 1974, the Masters of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program at Texas State is a certified AUPHA member devoted to enhancing career mobility for working healthcare professionals. The 49-credit curriculum unlocks middle to senior-level management positions with mentorship from award-winning faculty with rich industry experiences. Courses are available full-time or part-time during daytime or evening hours for flexibility. Key topics addressed with CAHME approval are economics, marketing, human resources, data analysis, healthcare law, organizational theory, and policy planning. For capstone, MHA students select a master’s thesis research project or applied field experience. The program has an average completion rate of 96 percent for around 30 students yearly. There’s also a 15-credit Healthcare Administration Minor offered.

Flex MBA with Emphasis in Health Administration

Although Texas State’s Full-Time MBA doesn’t allow specialization, the Flex MBA has an Emphasis in Health Administration available to center the AACSB-accredited management training on leading medical or pharmaceutical organizations. This 28-month program is designed for full-time working professionals who want exclusively evening courses in San Marcos or Round Rock. Requiring at least 45 credits, the Flex MBA accepts non-business undergraduates who add extra foundational courses. Tiered coursework will delve into organizational performance, finance, economics, strategic planning, marketing, accounting analysis, and information technology. Nine credits of electives are focused solely on policy decision-making in the healthcare arena. In the final semester, a strategic management capstone project is mandatory. Internships and study abroad experiences are optional.


Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)


Health Professions Building Suite 260
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 245-3492

The University of Texas at Dallas

Naveen Jindal School of Management

Originally established in 1961 as the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest, the University of Texas at Dallas is a public, state-affiliated RU/VH research institution educating around 24,500 students per semester from its 500-acre suburban campus in Richardson. Named #18 in Princeton Review’s “Best College Dorms,” UT Dallas is ranked the 140th top national university and 71st best public college by the U.S. News. The Times Higher Education places UT Dallas within the top 250 global universities. The Naveen Jindal School of Management is also distinguished 18th worldwide for business faculty research productivity in Financial Times.

Master of Science in Healthcare Management

Available on-site during evenings in Dallas or online, the Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MSHM) program from the Naveen Jindal School exposes graduate students to the essential skills required by medical industry leaders. Flexibility is ingrained for busy working clinicians and health support personnel. Students will devote at least 18 months full-time or longer part-time to completing the 36-credit curriculum. Electives are specialized in four CAHME-accredited tracks for healthcare informatics, internal auditing, quality improvement, or operations management. There’s an optional three-credit internship offered for resume-building work experience. Some MSHM majors may add the Healthcare IT Certificate too. UT Dallas also has global experiences to Japan, Chile, Germany, Turkey, Poland, and more.

Healthcare Management Executive MBA

Through the Alliance for Medical Management Education, UT Dallas offers a Healthcare Management Executive MBA that’s fully AACSB-accredited for licensed physicians moving into healthcare leadership responsibilities. The program includes a case-based curriculum delivered by senior management faculty in an interactive, seminar-style setting. Physicians conveniently blend four-day classes on Saturday through Tuesday every other month with online learning. The lock-step curriculum includes courses in conflict management, finance, quality improvement, healthcare technology, economics, marketing, and global business. There’s also a healthcare policy course that connects physicians with legislators in Washington, DC. Tuition is paid per class with no upfront financial commitment. M.D. and D.O. professionals can obtain up to 64 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 credit.


Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)


800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 883-5812

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

School of Public Health

As part of the world’s largest medical center, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is a public, state-funded health sciences institution established in 1972 and endowed for $269 million to serve over 4,800 students. Ideally located in Southeast Texas within “Space City,” UTHealth operates six academic divisions, including the country’s only School of Biomedical Informatics. According to the U.S. News, UTHealth was ranked the 56th best medical school and 24th top nursing college nationwide. The School of Public Health is also lauded for hosting America’s 21st best MPH program.

Master of Public Health

UTHealth holds CEPH accreditation to award a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree to graduate students who fulfill the fundamental competencies for obtaining managerial positions where promoting population well-being is paramount. Full-time students can complete the curriculum in 18 to 24 months at one of six campuses: Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, or San Antonio. Requiring 45 credits total, the program builds substantial public health knowledge in five core disciplines. Students then concentrate in Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, Health Services Organization, Healthcare Management, or Community Health. Before the capstone, students must complete at least 200 hours of field practicum. There’s also an academic-based Master of Science in Public Health.


Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)


1200 Pressler Street
P.O. Box 20186
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 500-9071


Top 20 Graduate Programs in Health Care Management in the South