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MHA + DO Concurrent Program

The College of Business and the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine have partnered to offer Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine students the opportunity to complete a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Idaho State University while pursuing their DO. This option is intended to give medical and healthcare professionals the tools they need to make strong financial decisions, understand marketing information, lead and motivate teams and make good and ethical business decisions. The ability to better understand the healthcare system will allow doctoral students to better serve their patients. 


MHA Overview & Courses

The MHA is offered in Meridian, Pocatello, Idaho Falls and online. In-person courses are offered in the evening with online synchronous courses also being available. As a concurrent program seeking student, you would complete your MHA at the same time as your DO, but earn your degrees from the two different schools.

ICOM students pursuing the MHA degree will be able to waive some MHA courses with corresponding courses in their doctoral program. Here is a look at which ICOM courses correspond to MHA courses and a sample program of study. 

Course Number

Course Title

ICOM corresponding course(s)

HCA 5510

Management of Healthcare Provider Organizations*

Multiple CARE courses

HCA 5540

Healthcare Economics and Policy*


HCA 5553

Healthcare Finance*


HCA 5575

Health Law and Bioethics*

CARE 1000A, 1000B, CIPE 1000A

MBA 6611

Financial Reporting and Managerial Accounting*


MBA 6615



HCA 5560

Healthcare Quality and Performance Improvement

CIPE 1000A

HCA 6615

Health Services Management


HCA 6636

Rural Healthcare Management





HCA 6628


HCA 6695

Applied Healthcare Solutions

ICOM student may take this course at the


Same time and as part of the medical

Healthcare Residency


MBA 6626

Business Policy and Strategy


MGT 5573

Human Resource Management


MBA 6637

Introduction to Business Analytics

CARE 1001, SCRO 3751

MPH 6605


HCA 6650

Leadership Policy and Administration




Healthcare Leadership and Governance


MPH 6607


HCA 6682

US and Global Health Systems




US Health Systems and Policy



Approved HCA Elective

Elective may be waived for D.O. students

Fall Semester 1   
Classes Course Number Credits Course Name
1 MBA 6611 3 Financial Reporting & Managerial Accounting
2 HCA 5540 3 Healthcare Economics & Policy
  Total 6  


Spring Semester 1   
Classes Course Number Credits Course Name
1 HCA 6636 3 Rural Health Management
2 MBA 6615 3 Finance
  Total 6  



Fall Semester 2   
Classes Course Number Credits Course Name
1 HCA 6615 3 Health Services Management
2 MBA 6626 3 Business Policy & Strategy
  Total 6  



Spring Semester 2   
Classes Course Number Credits Course Name
1 HCA 5553 3 Healthcare Finance
2 MGT 5573 3 Human Resource Management
  Total 6  



Fall Semester 3   
Classes Course Number Credits Course Name
1 HCA 6682 3 US Health Systems & Policy
  Total 3  



Spring Semester 3   
Classes Course Number Credits Course Name
1 HCA 6650 3 Healthcare Leadership & Governance
2 HCA 6695 3 Healthcare Residency
  Total 6  


How to Apply

DO students must have completed their first year of medical school before enrolling into any MHA courses. 

Your MCAT score will be used in place of the GRE/GMAT exams.

There are eight slots per year available in the MHA program for DO students.

You must complete at least 30 graduate credits at Idaho State to earn the MHA. But, most ICOM students can expect to take 33 credits (11 courses) in total for the Master of Healthcare Administration program.

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Step 3

Fee: $65

Send Transcript to:

ISU Graduate School

921 S. 8th Ave, Mail Stop 8075

Pocatello, ID 83209-8075



Two Letters of Recommendation*

Statement of Purpose


Take the Test: GRE or GMAT (MCAT score accepted)

Send a Copy of MCAT Scores to: 

College of Business cobgrad@isu.edu

*One of these letters must come from an advisor at ICOM.

Application Deadlines

June 1
November 1
April 1