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Student Placements

Student Achievement Statistics

Class of 2020

  • 21 graduates (100 percent completion rate)
  • 17 of 21 (80 percent) placed in either administrative fellowships (7 of 17) or employed directly in health care (10 of 17) 90 days after graduation

Class of 2019

  • 17 graduates (94 percent completion rate)
  • 14 of 17 (82 percent) placed in either administrative fellowships (8 of 14) or employed directly in health care (6 of 14) 90 days after graduation

Class of 2018

  • 25 graduates (96 percent completion rate)
  • 20 of 25 (80 percent) placed in either administrative fellowships (10 of 20) or employed directly in health care (10 of 20) 90 days after graduation

Class of 2017

  • 17 graduates (100 percent completion rate)
  • 16 of 17 (94 percent) placed in either administrative fellowships (6 of 16) or employed directly in health care (10 of 16) 90 days after graduation

Class of 2016

  • 20 graduates (100 percent completion rate)
  • 20 of 20 (100 percent) placed in either administrative fellowships (6 of 20) or employed directly in health care (14 of 20) 90 days after graduation

Class of 2015

  • 37 graduates (97 percent completion rate)
  • 31 of 37 (84 percent) placed in either administrative fellowships (5 of 31) or employed directly in health care (26 of 31) 90 days after graduation

Class of 2014

  • 27 graduates (96 percent completion rate)
  • 25 of 27 (93 percent) placed in either administrative fellowships (6 of 25) or employed directly in health care (19 of 25) 90 days after graduation

Class of 2013

  • 22 graduates (100 percent completion rate)
  • 20 of 22 (91 percent) placed in either administrative fellowships (9 of 20) or employed directly in health care (11 of 20) 90 days after graduation

Fellowship Placement

All eligible MHA students are encouraged to compete for administrative fellowships as part of their post-graduate experience. These fellowships are very important in the development of future hospital and medical group practice leaders in hospitals and health systems. Preparation for administrative fellowships begins during the second semester of the first year and continues through the fall and spring semesters of the second year.

An administrative fellowship can be thought of as an extension of one’s learning experience. After graduating, these positions allow for individuals to work within an organization to hone the skills they have learned during their graduate studies.

  • They are well planned, with enough flexibility to allow fellows to develop their own learning opportunities consistent with their needs and that of the organization.

  • They include a high degree of involvement by the preceptor(s).  

  • They offer a number of ways the fellow can take part in active, hands-on, substantive projects that foster development of verbal, interpersonal and analytical skills.

  • They expose fellows to management decision-making processes and board of trustee activities also is important and integral to the fellowship. 

  • Fellows are able to observe effective leadership and develop leadership skills. 

  • Fellows learn to work independently as their leadership skills grow and develop.

  • Fellows are treated as professionals and colleagues, not as students or interns. 

  • Fellows are able to integrate health care management theory and application. 

  • The fellowships offer maximum and effective use of the fellow’s time. 

  • There are measurable growth and development objectives for fellows, as well as timely, candid, outcome-oriented evaluations by the preceptor and other leaders in the organization. 

  • They expose fellows to the operational, strategic and financial challenges at all levels of the organization.

Texas A&M MHA graduates have been very successful competing for administrative fellowships. Over the past 10 years, better than 35 percent of our students have chosen the administrative fellowship route and been very successful with their opportunities.

Administrative Fellowships placement:

  • Our Lady of Lake Medical Center, Baton Rouge
  • HCA Healthcare Houston
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Cincinnati Children’s
  • El Paso Children’s
  • MD AndersonCancer Center
  • University of Missouri Medical Care
  • UT Southwestern, Dallas.
  • CHI St. Luke’s Health, Houston
  • JPS Health, Fort Worth
  • Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis
  • Metro Health, Cleveland
  • Medical Center Health System, Odessa
  • Atrium Health, Charlotte
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville
  • University Hospitals, Cleveland
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester
  • Sentara RMH Medical Center, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Kelsey Seybold Clinic, Houston
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (International), Pittsburgh
  • Hospital Sisters Health System, Springfield

Direct Career Placements

A number of graduates secure employment through their Practicum experience, their current employer or seek their first health administration career positions directly with health systems, hospitals, physician practices, consulting firms and senior living facilities..  Our program assists these graduates in their placements, which occur within the first ninety days post-graduation.

Direct Career placements in recent years:

  • Protiviti, Dallas
  • EL Campo Memorial Hospital, El Campo
  • UT Southwestern, Dallas
  • Huron Consulting, Chicago
  • United States Army
  • United States Navy
  • Park Manor, The Woodlands
  • Straub Hospital, Honolulu
  • Austin Regional Clinic, Austin
  • CHI St. Joseph Health, Bryan
  • Harris Health, Houston
  • The Physicians Centre Hospital, Bryan
  • CHRISTUS Health, Shreveport
  • WittKieffer, Chicago
  • Texas Health Resources, Arlington
  • Plano Heart Hospital, Plano
  • BSA Health, Amarillo
  • The Wesleyan, Georgetown