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Application for the Master in Health Administration - Residential


Healthcare 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 healthcare administrators to plan, organize, direct, and control their 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 residential MHA curriculum consists of 62 semester hours: 53 of core courses, 3 of electives and 6 in field 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 is required for residential MHA applicants. For Executive MHA students, if the applicant does not have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher from their undergraduate school, a GRE or GMAT is required. A GRE score above the 50th percentile for both the verbal and quantitative sections, and 4 or higher on the analytical section; or GMAT score of 500 suggests a student’s ability to be successful in the program. If your score is significantly below the suggested minimum level, you should consider retaking the exam to determine if your score is appropriately representative. Scores older than five years may be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with terminal degrees (e.g. MD, DO, DMD, DDS, JD, Ph.D., Dr.PH, ScD) may request a waiver of the GRE or GMAT. 
  • 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 be completed.)
  • Undergraduate courses (one each) in statistics and in microeconomics should be completed prior to entering the program. (Undergraduate Accounting is suggested but not required.)
  • Students should have working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.

International Applicants

International applicants are not considered without a permanent resident visa.

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
Fall 2017RegularJuly 1, 2016April 15, 2017

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Last Published with Edits:February 15, 2017 1:51 PM
Last Comprehensive Review:June 2016

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