Healthcare Administration, M.H.A.

Degree:Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.)
Major:Healthcare Administration
Department:Health Sciences & Administration
Building 38, Room 135A
College:Usha Kundu, MD College of Health
CIP Code:51.0701
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 42

The Master of Healthcare Administration is designed to prepare qualified individuals for various administrative and leadership positions in the healthcare industry. The program strives to develop engaged, early healthcare careerists to use evidence-based strategies and applied skills to improve operations, quality of care, affordability, and access. The M.H.A. program includes instruction in administration, healthcare financial accounting, health economics, human resources, systems operation, quality improvement, organizational behavior and health policy. Instruction embraces ethical conduct and professionalism, diversity and inclusion, practitioner involvement and team-based learning, and faculty informed practice through research and service to the community.

In addition to general University requirements, students seeking the M.H.A. must meet the requirements listed below. 

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the following criteria are used to assess the potential success of each applicant:

  • Submission of one of the following graduate admission tests*:
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
    • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
  • Undergraduate institutional GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Undergraduate major GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submission of letter of intent describing the candidate’s work experience and reasons for pursuing the degree program, including how the degree relates to career goals.
  • Healthcare experience and/or potential as noted in two letters of recommendation (required from applicants with less than 3.5 GPA from the bachelor's degree-granting institution; letters of recommendation are optional for applicants with a 3.5 or higher GPA)
  • Submission of a resume or CV

* The test requirement will be waived if one of these conditions is met:

  • the applicant has a 3.5 GPA or higher
  • the applicant has a 3.0 GPA and three years of relevant work experience in a healthcare organization that would normally require an bachelor’s degree
  • the applicant holds a terminal degree (Ph.D., J.D., Ed.D. etc.) or an advanced professional degree (M.S., M.A., etc.) from an accredited program