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.

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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

MHA students gain connections in the field

Students in health administration acquire real-world experience and exposure to the profession through practicum placement in a health service organization.

The practicum can be completed within the student’s local community, expanding opportunities for networking and potential career placement in a location of their choosing.

Mentorship with advisory board members and alumni provides additional connection for professional growth and engagement in the field.


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