Master of Healthcare Administration

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:

  • Baccalaureate Degree Required.
  • Grade Point Average 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester (90 quarter) hours of undergraduate study and for all cumulative graduate work previously taken.
  • Tests Required All MHA applicants must submit an approved standardized test for graduate-level education (e.g., GRE) taken within five years. Scores should ideally be 60th percentile or better. Applicants with advanced professional degrees may have this requirement waived.
  • Minimum English Competency Test Score
    • TOEFL 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (iBT Internet-based); 60, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Writing 21 (New Paper-Based—after August 2018); 585–600 (Institutional Testing Paper-Based—prior to August 2018), plus Test of Written English scores in the range of 5–6, OR,
    • IELTS 6.5, with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores, OR,
    • PTE-Academic 54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56.
  • Letters of Recommendation Three required, preferably from instructors or employers.
  • Personal Statement Required; addressing the applicant’s goals for graduate study, public health interest, and career development.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

  • Minimum Semester Hours Required 60.
  • Course Work
Required Courses
ACTG 510
Financial and Managerial Accounting for Healthcare Management
Biostatistics I
Principles of Epidemiology
US Health Care System
Hlth Organizational Leadership
Quality Mgmt in Hlth Svces
Healthcare Human Resourse Mgmt
Intro Public Health Policy
Law & Hlth Care System
Heath Care Finance I
Healthcare Finance II
Information & Decision Support
Managerial Hlth Economics
Quant Methods Health Managers
Topics in Hlthcare Leadership
MHA Preceptorship
MHA Capstone I
MHA Capstone II
Strategic Plan and Market Hlth
Physician Relations
Healthcare Services Planning
  • Comprehensive Examination None.
  • Thesis, Project, or Course-Work-Only Options MHA capstone (HPA 496 and HPA 498) is required. No other options are available.
  • Other Requirements Each student must complete a preceptorship (HPA 495). Credit will be granted for completion of the tasks in the published preceptor syllabus, and submission of an acceptable portfolio that is the primary academic product of the MHA Preceptorship.