Master'sHealth Administration

Wichita State’s online MA in Aging Studies to MHA program gives students holding a Master of Arts (MA) in Aging Studies a way to also complete a Master of Health Administration (MHA) in a reasonable timeframe, leading to increased knowledge and skills in medical and health services—and more career options.

Learn how Health Administration is the right fit for you.

Health Professions students work together on a project

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

For admission into the MA in Aging Studies to MHA program, you must:

  • Be admitted to the WSU Graduate School
  • Meet additional College of Health Professions requirements

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Inside the Program

Student group improves public health through Tobacco Free campus initiative

Public Health Sciences students helped start and implement the Tobacco Free Campus Ambassador program to support the WSU Tobacco Free campus policy. The push to go tobacco free has been led by Public Health Sciences going back to 2005 when a group of students formed the Health, Education, Advocates for Leadership, Teamwork and Humanity (HEALTH) Student Association.

Students also celebrate National Public Health Week annually by volunteering in the community and displaying health educational materials around campus.


Students completing the MA in Aging Studies program can apply up to 12 credit hours to the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program. This allows students to complete both programs by taking 66 credit hours of coursework. The aging studies program must be successfully completed before the student can be admitted to the MHA program.


A MA in Aging Studies to MHA from Wichita State will prepare you to:

  • Direct a health system
  • Manage a hospital, health service organization or senior living facility
  • Oversee a medical practice group
  • Coordinate an ambulatory clinic
  • Supervise a local, state or federal government agency