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Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

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This program will focus on building students into leaders of the healthcare sector. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals in this area will “plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.” Students entering this field can expect to work in hospitals, dependent and independent care facilities, and group medical practices. The degree has a promising future. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also states that the job outlook for Medical and Health Administrators is going to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024, which is a much faster than average growth.

Admission Requirements

*Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or greater or with a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution may submit an Entrance Exam Waiver, for approval by the department, to waive the GRE requirement. This does not guarantee admission into the program. All documents will be evaluated before a decision is made.

Course Plan

What opportunities are available with this degree?

  • Manager in nursing homes, hospitals, regional, state or local health departments, home health care agencies, health maintenance organizations, surgical care centers, insurance companies, physician group practices, and voluntary health agencies
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Clinical Managers
  • Health Information Managers