What are the prerequisite courses for this program?
The prerequisites for the Master in Healthcare Administration program are Accounting I, Finance, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Elementary Statistics. These prerequisites must be complete prior to admission to the MHA program. If you are missing one or more of these courses and have a conferred Bachelor's degree, you may be eligible to enroll in Post-Baccalaureate Studies to complete the remaining prerequisites.
Does the admission process include an interview?
Yes. Applicants with complete files will be reviewed and invited for a face-to-face interview at the discretion of the program chair and the admissions committee.
Is there a waiting list for admission?
No, there is no waiting list. If applicants are not selected for an interview or not chosen for admission, they are welcome to reapply for the next intake.
What is a competitive GRE or GMAT score?
A competitive combined score on the GRE Revised is 300 or 500 on the GMAT.
Must I have an undergraduate degree in business to apply for the program?
No, a business degree is not required. Applicants may have completed a Bachelor's degree in any discipline but must complete the five prerequisite courses before admission is granted to the Master in Healthcare Administration program.
Do I need to be working as a healthcare professional to apply for the program?
At least two years of professional experience in healthcare is preferred. However, applicants with less than two years' experience may also be given consideration. If a student is admitted without this preferred experience, he or she will be required to complete an internship during their final trimester. The internship will be in a field that appeals to the student. Students that are a clinical professionals in a healthcare setting but do not have management or leadership experience will be required to complete this final internship.
Can I apply for admission if I am currently finishing a Bachelor's degree program?
Yes. You will need to supply an updated transcript reflecting your final grades and successful conferral of your Bachelor's degree before the program start date.
I currently work full-time. Will this program accommodate my work schedule?
The course sequence is designed for the working professional. Classes conveniently meet two nights per week plus one Sunday per course.
Am I required to follow the course sequence plan or can I spread out the classes if I need to?
You are encouraged to follow the course sequence plan but are able to take the courses at a slower pace if necessary. You will need to speak to your advisor to set a new course sequence plan if you decide to take fewer courses per trimester.
What is the cost for the program?
The tuition is $500 per credit hour. Additional costs for books and fees are still under review.