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
Course Title
Required Courses
Financial and Managerial Accounting for Healthcare Management
Biostatistics I
U.S. Health Care System
Health Organizational Leadership
Quality Management in Health Services
Public Health Foundations
Healthcare Human Resourse Management
Introduction to Health Policy
Law and the Health Care System
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
  • 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.