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Application for the Master in Health Administration - Executive
Health care facilities are increasingly complex to manage due to a number of factors: increased governmental regulation, demand for accountability, advances in healthcare technology, the changing demographics of the country, and the variety of reimbursement systems. There is a pressing need for qualified health care administrators to plan, organize, direct, and control the organization's resources. Career opportunities abound for capable, highly skilled individuals. To help meet this need, the Master in Health Administration program in the College of Health Professions offers two formats, one in a full-time traditional day program (residential format) and one in an executive format via on-line course delivery. The executive MHA consists of 54 semester hours, 51 semester hours of core coursework and 3 semester hours of elective coursework. While both programs are designed to develop the health care leaders of tomorrow, the Executive program is designed for working health care professionals who wish to continue working and pursure their education to advance their careers. Executive MHA students may attend as full-time or part-time students.
State Authorization Information:
Due to various Department of Education and state higher education regulations, MUSC College of Health Professions distance programs are currently only authorized to accept applications from students whose current address is in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia ,Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, US Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
We regret that the current regulations prevent us from offering our high quality distance education programs to students in all states at this time. However, please know that we will be exploring mechanisms to address these restrictions and will post any updates on this site.
- Two years or more health care experience preferred (or comparable professional work experience).
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is necessary to be competitive. Previous graduate work should reflect a GPA of 3.0 or above.
- A competitive score on the GRE or the GMAT. If the applicant has an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher from their undergradute school, the GRE will be waived. A GRE score of 1000 (verbal + quantitative) or a GRE score of 301 on the new GRE, and 4 or higher on the analytical section; or GMAT score of 500 suggests a student's ability to be successful in the program.
- Three reference forms from individuals who can comment on the applicant's professional background, academic capabilities, and motivation. (Applicants provide the email address of 3 individuals on the application and the recommendation form is electronically sent to those individuals to complete.)
- An undergraduate statistics course and an undergraduate microeconomics course should be completed prior to entering the program. (Undergraduate Accounting is suggested but not required.)
- Students should have working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software.
Eligibility for admission is based on the GPA, the GRE or GMAT, the personal statement and references. Admission requirements can be found at http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/chp/.
International applicants are not considered without a permanent resident visa.
In addition to the application itself the applicant must complete supplemental reference materials specific to the program to which he or she is applying. These forms are available in PDF format within the application and are also sent through email once an application is submitted. Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from each post-secondary school attended and all materials must be received by the application deadline.
|Start Term||Application Type||Available||Deadline|
|Summer 2015||Regular||July 1, 2014||April 15, 2015|
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|Last Published with Edits:||February 25, 2015 3:33 PM|
|Last Comprehensive Review:||April 2014|