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
Graduated ≤3 years
Graduated 3-5 years
Graduated >5 years
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
16.7% Physician Group
Foundation of Volunteer Agency
TOP FIELDS OF EMPLOYMENT OF GSU MHA GRADUATES
*Based on AY2019-2020 Graduates Data
MHA Employment Data
Employment with Graduation of
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.