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 Test); 60, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Writing 21 (revised Paper-Delivered Test), 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 59.
  • Course Work
Course Title
Required Courses
U.S. Health Care System
Health Organizational Leadership
Quality Management in Health Services
Public Health Foundations
Healthcare Human Resourse Management
Introduction to Health Policy
Healthcare Law and Ethics
Healthcare Data Analytics
Heath Care Finance I
Information and Decision Support Systems for Healthcare Administration
Managerial Health Economics
Quantitative Methods for Healthcare Managers
Topics in Healthcare Leadership
Professional Development
MHA Preceptorship
MHA Capstone I
MHA Capstone II
Strategic Planning and Marketing in Healthcare
Physician Relations: Practice and Leadership
Population Based Healthcare Services Planning
Healthcare Finance II
Electives
Select 3 hours of HPA course work selected in consultation with the faculty advisor.
  • 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. 
  • Required Non-credit Training All students in the School of Public Health are required to complete non-credit training (e.g., Information Privacy and Security, Human Subjects Research and Academic Integrity Tutorial). See SPH student handbook for details.