About the Program
Application update: The priority application deadline for fall 2021 has past and we are now accepting applications for the fall 2022.
Starting in fall 2021, the Master of Healthcare Administration program will no longer be a 30 hour online program. The following changes will occur:
- We are seeking CAHME accreditation (https://www.cahme.org/) starting in fall 2021.
- The program length will change from 30 hours to 42 hours, which means for accelerated students (those taking 12 hours per semester) the program will take 18 months. Part-time enrollment will remain an option, but that could then extend the length of time to complete the program to over two years.
- We will require two in person on-campus weekend residencies that will occur in the first and last semesters (3 days each).
- We are only filling 20-25 spots for each cohort.
- Our admission criteria requires GRE scores (waived for Fall 2021 students), a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75, and an interview. The GRE will be waived for those who are admitted and enroll in fall 2021.
- For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Andrew Hendrickson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For more information about the admission criteria or to view the courses in the program, please visit the graduate bulletin.
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.
Why you should start our program:
- Convenience: Our program is completely online allowing students to take class from anywhere.
- Diverse: Each cohort is very diverse. Students entering our program come from all backgrounds and experiences. Some will enroll immediately after completing their undergraduate degree and others will have 20+ years of experience in the field.
- Location: Clarksville, TN is located 40 miles north of Nashville, where there are multiple hospital and healthcare environments for our students to get valuable experience and work. Nashville is also home to Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) which is the nation’s largest provider of healthcare services. Their facilities include 165 hospitals and 115 surgery centers.
- One Year Program: Our classes are offered in eight week sections allowing students to complete the degree in 10 months. Students typically start in the Fall semester.
- Ease of Admission: If your undergraduate GPA is above a 3.5 we may waive the GRE after a complete review of transcripts.
- Low Cost: Our tuition is very competitive. Please see tuition and fees posted through the office of the Bursar.