Master | MHA
WSSU's MHA program prepares you for one of today’s most dynamic and growing fields. Healthcare administration offers you a flexible career and the potential for good advancement. You will also have the opportunity to make a positive influence on the healthcare of individuals, families, and the communities in which they live.
The MHA program provides a comprehensive graduate experience designed to meet the needs of working professionals who are in the early stages of their careers. Led by a mixture of faculty drawn from academic and professional backgrounds, students gain competencies in management and business functions that are applicable to a wide range of healthcare organizations.
Healthcare is the country’s leading industry in revenue and second largest employer. Healthcare administration employs professionals to manage healthcare operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems.
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution.
- A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Completion of a leadership potential assessment.*
- A concise paper/personal statement.*
- Three letters of recommendation.*
- An interview.*
*Guidance will be provided to the applicant.
The personal statement is intended to provide additional insight to Admissions Committee about your goals and your plan for achieving them. It should address each point below, be clear and concise, and not exceed 750 words.
- Delineate your professional goals and plan to achieve them.
- Describe how your academic training and work experience have prepared you for graduate study in healthcare administration?
- Describe a potential obstacle to your goals and how your plan to overcome it.
- Integrated Delivery Systems
- Managed Care Organizations
- Long-Term Care Facilities
- Home Health Agencies
- Medical Practices
- Federal And State Health Programs
- Consulting Firms
- Healthcare Marketing
- Strategic Planning
- Medical Informatics
- Managerial Epidemiology
- Health Law and Biomedical Ethics
Frequently Asked Questions
The program can be completed in 4 semesters. There are 40 semesters hours required for completion.
All cohorts begin the program in the Fall semester of each year.
All admissions criteria must be received by April 15, 2015.
The content in the program will be delivered in a hybrid format of online and on-site. The on-site content will be delivered in the evening or weekends.
We anticipate each cohort will consist of 20 students.
You will be required to take a leadership potential assessment. It will be used to assess your leadership potential, and to develop a personalized development plan for you during the second year.
Three letters of recommendation are required.
A concise personal statement, not to exceed 750 words, is required. Please address the following:
- your professional goals and plans to achieve them,
- how your academic training and experience have prepared you for graduate study in healthcare administration, and lastly,
- a potential obstacle to meeting your goals and your strategy for overcoming the challenge.
No. Currently students can apply on the WSSU graduate programs website.
The application requirements at this time include: a baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution; a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; completion of a leadership potential assessment; a concise paper/personal statement; three letters of recommendation; an interview.
Recommendations will be provided by faculty as requested, and other assistance as it becomes available.
Yes, if approved by the individually faculty member teaching the class.
The program will be very student-centered. The expected teacher to student ration will be optimal, to facilitate learning and the best interests of the students.
- Begin to draft your personal statement.
- Make sure your resume is up-to-date.
- Identify three references and request letters of recommendation from them.
- Arrange an interview.
Once you complete these items, you will be positioned to follow through as soon as the application process opens.
I love how close I am with my colleagues. Dr. Aragon and Dr. Boykin have been wonderful mentors throughout my entire time at WSSU. I plan to pursue my doctorate when I complete this program.