Why apply to the MHA program?
The Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree is a College of Business degree that includes a number of interdisciplinary courses contributed by other colleges on campus. The program can be completed in as little as two years. Students with little or no undergraduate work in business are welcome, and will normally require additional time for completion.
The program is designed for students holding undergraduate degrees who wish to further their careers in the administration of health organizations including:
- integrated systems
- group practices
- long-term care facilities
- managed care organizations
- any other types of health organizations
Program Admission 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.