Difference B/w MHA & MPH/ Possible alternative relate to this course in Canada/ Australia.
Health professionals who want to go higher often seen a master’s degree program to advance their careers and take their existing job roles to another level. With numerous options available, many ambitious students often compare the benefits of pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) and a Master of Health Administration (MHA). By knowing the difference, you will be in a better state to guide a student.
What is MHA?
This program is designed to train students to investigate various health-related issues within a specific population. Students enrolled under this program study the techniques that they use to discern different patterns of illnesses in communities. In addition to learning and identifying the different patterns, they will also understand the right way of responding to them by designing and implementing the community health programs to solve health-related problems of the targeted population.
What is MPH?
This program is designed to help students understand how to manage healthcare organizations like hospitals and nursing facilities. Students who study MHA program often learn the core principles of running and managing a business. Once they are familiar with the techniques, they will easily be able to apply the principles in the real-world healthcare environment.
MHA vs. MPH: Major Differences
Every student will have their personal reasons to go for a master’s degree. For instance, students who are interested in a degree that emphasizes more on a diversified range of health care leadership and higher level of opportunities may choose the MHA program. On the other hand, students who are searching for a program with a deeper science curriculum may go for the MPH program. Both the degrees have possible concentration that can help students pursue a career that they want.
When it comes to the alternative or related course options in Canada and Australia:
|Name of the Country||Name of the University/College||Name of the Course/Program|
|Canada||Dalhousie University||Juris Doctor/Master of Health Administration (JD/MHA)Master of Arts in Health Promotion|
|University of Alberta||Master of Education (MEd) in Health Sciences EducationMaster of Science in Public Health|
|University of Waterloo||Master of Science (MSc) in Public Health and Health Systems|
|Brock University||MBA – Master of Business Administration / Master of Public Health (Concurrent Degree)|
|McGill University||Master of Science (M.Sc.) Public Health|
|Simon Fraser University||Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Health Education and Active LivingMaster of Public Health in Health Sciences|
|University of Toronto||Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Health AdministrationMaster of Health Science – Health Administration|
|Australia||The University of Sydney||Master of Science in Medicine (Infection and Immunity)Master of Teaching (Health and Physical Education)|
|The University of Adelaide (UoA)||Master of Philosophy (Public Health)|
|University of Wollongong||Master of Public Health Advanced|
|Curtin University||Master of Philosophy (Public Health)Graduate Diploma in Health Administration|
|University of Southern Queensland (USQ)||Master of Counselling (Alcohol and Drug Studies)|
|The University of Western Australia (UWA)||Master of Dental Public and Primary HealthMaster of Health Professions Education – Coursework and DissertationMaster of Research (Dentistry-Public Health)Master of Research (Medicine-Public Health)|
|The University of Queensland||Master of Environmental Health SciencesMaster of Public Health Major in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other DrugsMaster of Public Health Major in Global HealthMaster of Public Health Major in Health Promotion and Disease PreventionMaster of Public Health Major in Indigenous HealthMaster of Public Health Major in Nutrition|
|Griffith University||Master of Global Public Health|
|University of New South Wales – UNSW||Master of Health Management (Extension) / Master of International Public HealthMaster of Health Management (Extension) / Master of Public HealthMaster of Health Professions Education (Research)Master of International Public HealthMaster of International Public Health / Master of Health ManagementMaster of International Public Health / Master of Infectious Disease IntelligenceMaster of Public Health / Master of Infectious Disease IntelligenceMaster of Health Administration (Research)|
|The Australian National University||Master of Public Health (Advanced)|
|James Cook University||Master of Health Professional EducationMaster of Pharmaceutical Public HealthMaster of Public Health – MBA – Master of Business AdministrationMaster of Public Health and Tropical Medicine|
|Murdoch University||Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL)Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (GCHAPL)|
|Flinders University||Graduate Diploma in Health AdministrationMaster of Business Administration / Master of Health AdministrationMaster of Business Administration / Master of Health Administration|
|La Trobe University||Master of Public Health and Master of Health AdministrationMBA – Master of Business Administration and Master of Health AdministrationMBA – Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration|
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