The MHA program at GSU is dedicated to the education of minority, women, working adults, and under-served populations in health administration for developing larders capable of shaping and impacting the health, business, and the communities they serve.

MHA Degree Completion and Graduation Rate

Academic Year

N

Entering

Retention

Rate*

Total Graduated

Graduated ≤3 years

Graduated 3-5 years

Graduated >5 years

Completion Rate**

2015-2016

38

92.1%

14

64.2%

14.2%

14.2%

78.6%

2016-2017

32

93.7%

6

100%

 

 

100%

2017-2018

31

93.5%

15

86.7%

6.6%

6.6%

93.3%

2018-2019

17

94.1%

14

78.6%

21.4%

 

100%

2019-2020

14

92.8%

14

71%%

21%

7%

100%

Revised November 2020

*Defined as those who have graduated or are still enrolled.

**Defined as those graduated within the “normal” time period expected for degree completion. Full-time MHA students are expected to complete the program in two to three years. Part-time students complete the program in three to five years. The time limit for completing a master’s degree at GSU is 8 years.

Employment Statistics AY 2019-2020*

91.1% employed six months within graduation

Sector Breakdown

41.1%

Hospital/Health System

 

16.7

Insurance/MHO

 

16.7% Physician Group

8.3%
Foundation of Volunteer Agency

8.3%

Other

 

TOP FIELDS OF EMPLOYMENT OF GSU MHA GRADUATES

Hospital/Health System

Healthcare Insurance

Physician Group

Healthcare Consulting

*Based on AY2019-2020 Graduates Data

MHA Employment Data

Academic Year

Employment with Graduation of 

Three Months

Six Months

Total

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

78.6%

14.2%

92.8%

2019-2020

76.9%

14.2%

91.1%

2020-2021*

*Coming soon

We use various indicators to measure the program outcome. Student competency assessment indicated that 90% graduating students of the fall 2020 achieved the application level competency across all competencies that our MHA program is preparing students for.

Recent survey of MHA alumni found that:

  • Forty-one percent of MHA alumni graduated in AY 2019 and AY 2020 held positions in Hospitals and Health Systems; 16.7% worked in insurance/MHO; 12.2% worked in physician practice management, and the rest held positions in consulting firms; long term care, an agency of the federal government, foundation and others.

  • Forty-six percent reported that they served in upper and middle management positions.

  • Fifteen percent surveyed alumni reported earning between $30,000 and $50,000 annually; 26% of surveyed alumni reported earning between $50,000 and $90,000 and 13% of surveyed alumni reported earning more than $90,000.

  • Alumni were asked if they would recommend our graduate program to someone who was interested in pursuing graduate education in healthcare administration, 92% indicated that they would.