• Q: How do I apply to the MHA Program?

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    Please refer to the How to Apply section of this website.

  • Q: Is the program accredited?

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    The MHA program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education. More information on accreditation, standards, and its value can be found on the CAHME website at www.cahme.org.

  • Q: Do I need an undergraduate degree in health administration to be admitted into the MHA?

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    There is no restriction on the type of undergraduate degree a student must have. However, the MHA program at GSU requires all entering students demonstrate proficiency in the areas of statistics, economics, accounting, and computer literacy. Students are required to take deficiency courses if deficiency exists.

  • Q: Do I have to take the prerequisites before I can be admitted to the MHA Program?

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    No, but the MHA program at GSU requires all entering students to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas of study. These deficiency courses must be satisfied prior to taking MHA core courses: 

    • Completion of a college-level statistics course, or HLAD 3104 Health Care Statistics, with a grade of “B” or better taken within five years of matriculation in the MHA program
    • Completion of a college-level economics course, or HLAD 3102 Principles of Health Care Microeconomics, with a grade of “B” or better taken within five years of matriculation in the MHA program
    • Completion of a college-level accounting course, or HLAD 4106 Health Care Accounting, with a grade of “B” or better taken within five years of matriculation in the MHA program

    Students may also be required to take the following two deficiency courses, if your undergraduate study does not involve any course work in health care:

    • College-level health care management course, or HLAD 3101 Introduction to Health Care Management Strategies, with a grade of “B” or better taken within five years of matriculation in the MHA program
    • College-level health care policy course, or HLAD 3108 Policy and Politics in Healthcare, with a grade of “B” or better taken within five years of matriculation in the MHA program

  • Q: Is the program, or some of its courses, offered online?

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    The GSU MHA program is a residential program offering courses during late afternoons or evenings to accommodate working adults.  All courses are enhanced with the use of Blackboard.

  • Q: How many credit hours are required to complete the degree?

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    54 (18 courses) plus prerequisites.

  • Q: How long does it take to complete the degree?

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    In general, for a full-time student, it takes 2 to 2.5 years. For a part-time student, it may take 3-5 years.

  • Q: What are my employment options with the MHA degree?

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    Graduates assume a variety of positions in a wide range of health care settings. For a better idea of positions and salaries, visit the American College of Healthcare Executives website.

  • Q: Can I discuss the program further with an advisor or faculty member?

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    You can contact the following individuals for further information:

    If you need to contact another member of the Department of Health Administration, please refer to our faculty directory.