Students with a Degree in Health Administration or Similar
If you have recently earned an undergraduate degree in health services administration from an AUPHA-certified program or a degree in business from an AACSB-accredited school, you are not required to take MHA/MBA leveling coursework after admission to the MHA program.
Admitted students with an undergraduate degree from a non-AACSB accredited program may also be exempt from the leveling courses if a transcript analysis reveals sufficient undergraduate coursework in the areas of accounting, economics and statistics. Otherwise, you may be required to take additional MHA/MBA leveling coursework as part of your program of study.
Students with a Degree Other than Health Administration
We encourage and welcome applicants who hold undergraduate degrees in fields other than health administration or business. After admission, the MHA enrollment director will evaluate your transcripts to determine which foundation courses you will need to take and develop your customized program of study. You can take MHA coursework along with foundation courses, provided you have met the foundation prerequisites for the MHA classes.
Students with degrees other than health administration or business administration may be required to take leveling courses in statistics, financial and managerial accounting and managerial economics. These courses, if needed, must be completed prior to enrolling in MHA 6200, 6250 and/or 6320.
Significant weight is given to GRE aptitude (verbal and quantitative reasoning) with scores of at least 153 and 144, respectively. The GMAT aptitude score should be at least 500. However, indications of academic ability as expressed by undergraduate grade point average and professional experience will be of greater importance than specific undergraduate background and GRE or GMAT scores. Students considering an additional MBA should take the GMAT.
This requirement may be waived for applicants with 5 or more years of management or supervisory experience. Practicing physicians and others holding a master's, law or doctoral degree may be admitted without the GMAT/GRE or supervisory requirement.