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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 enroll students residing in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia ,Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, US Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

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.

International Applicants

Due to the distance-education nature of this program, MUSC is unable to issue I-20 forms to allow students to obtain F-1 student visas. Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and those holding other valid U.S. visas will be accepted.


  • One or 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 scales 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 does not have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher from their undergradute school. 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 them 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

Application Process

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.

Application Deadlines

Start TermApplication TypeAvailableDeadline
Summer 2014RegularJuly 1, 2013March 1, 2014
Summer 2014ExtendedMarch 2, 2014April 15, 2014

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Last Published with Edits:March 11, 2014 12:45 PM
Last Comprehensive Review:Spring 2013

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