Master of Health Administration

Missouri State University

Program Description

Master of Health Administration

Missouri State University

Master of Health Administration

Our program prepares you for a career in health care management and administration. Managing health care organizations in today's dynamic and complex environment is a challenging profession, and qualified executives are needed to lead organizations in providing high quality patient care in the most cost effective manner. Our program will equip you to meet these critical leadership challenges within the health care industry. The Master of Health Administration provides flexibility for working professionals. The Master of Health Administration degree is offered in an executive-style format, designed for working professionals seeking to attain leadership positions in health care industry. The executive-style format includes a combination of blended/on-line courses together with traditional seated courses offered in the evenings.

Why a master's in health administration?

  • An MHA degree focuses on the development of business leadership skills and knowledge specific to the health care field
  • The coursework is focused on health care policy, a core area for health care professionals
  • Classes consist of other health care professionals and are facilitated by faculty with extensive experience in the health care field
  • You will have the opportunity to learn skills that will help to improve the operations of health care organizations

Accelerated MHA Option

Undergraduate majors in the College of Business may apply for admission to the Master of Health Administration program during the second semester of the junior year. If accepted, up to 6 hours of 600- or 700-level COB classes taken in the senior year may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. As an MHA graduation requirement, student exercising the accelerated MHA option will be required to have had one year of professional experience or a 3 hours internship.

Before enrolling in a course that will apply to both the undergraduate program and the master's program an undergraduate student must: 1). be accepted into the accelerated program and 2). receive prior approval from the graduate advisor, department head of the undergraduate program, and the Dean Of the Graduate College. This is done by using Mixed Credit form.

Acceptance into the program and all approvals must be complete prior to the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the courses(s). See the Graduate College for further information.

Admissions Requirements: 1). completion of 80 or more hours at time of application, 2). an overall average GPA or 3.00 or better, and 3) a score of 450 or better on the graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or an equivalent score on the Graduate Records Examination (GRE).

Entry Requirements

You may begin the program application procedure if you have met the following requirements:

  • The student must have received at least a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • The student must have a GPA of at least 2.75 for the last 60 hours of academic work and submit a score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or equivalent standardized exam.
  • Students who do not meet the admission requirements, but who show indication of high promise will be considered for probationary admission.
  • All other University and Graduate College requirements for admission to a degree program will also apply. Qualified applicants may enter the program at the beginning of any semester. For information on the GMAT or GRE, please contact the Graduate College (836-5335) or the Missouri State University Counseling and Testing Center (836-5116).

Applicants from foreign countries whose native language is not English are required to submit scores on the TOEFL. Normally, TOEFL scores of 550 on the paper-based or a comparable score of 213 on the computer-based are required for admission.

  1. The student must have received at least a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. The student must have a GPA of at least 2.75 for the last 60 hours of academic work and submit a score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or equivalent standardized exam.
  3. Students who do not meet the admission requirements, but who show indication of high promise will be considered for probationary admission.
  4. All other University and Graduate College requirements for admission to a degree program will also apply. Qualified applicants may enter the program at the beginning of any semester. For information on the GMAT or GRE, please contact the Graduate College (836-5335) or the Missouri State University Counseling and Testing Center (836-5116).
  5. Applicants from foreign countries whose native language is not English are required to submit scores on the TOEFL. Normally, TOEFL scores of 550 on the paper-based or a comparable score of 213 on the computer-based are required for admission.

If you do not meet the admission requirements, but show indication of high promise, you will be considered for probationary admission.

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Sept. 2016
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2 - 4 years
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