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Advance Your Career in Health Administration

Health Administrators are in high demand.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of healthcare administration is projected to grow 20% through 2026 - faster than average compared to other careers. This fast-paced health care environment needs administrators with solid business skills who can apply creative approaches to health care delivery and support services.

Become the health care leader tomorrow needs.

Jacie Green, Director of Graduate Programs

Are you ready to become a leader in health care?

The online Master in Health Administration (MHA) program will prepare students to plan, direct, manage, and coordinate medical and health services and adapt quickly to changes in health care laws, regulations, and technology.

Graduates of the MHA program will be equipped with the required knowledge, skills, and qualities that health care organization leadership deems important to serve in an administrative capacity. The program will specifically prepare students in areas of management, health care finance, human resource administration, strategic planning, law and ethics, health economics, and health information systems.

Information About the Program

Program Highlights

This master's program will prepare you to become a leader/executive in healthcare organizations. The 42-credit hour online curriculum provides competency-based training for health care administrators in:

  • Healthcare systems and management
  • Communication and interpersonal relationship management
  • Critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving
  • Management and leadership
  • Professionalism and ethics

You will gain applied industry experience through placement in a health system, hospital, agency or organization where you take part in a practicum which can be completed in your state of residence and local community.

Learn more about the curriculum in the Graduate School Catalog: 

MHA Graduate Catalog

How much will it cost?

Wichita State students enrolled in a fully online degree program pay in-state tuition regardless of residency.

The cost of tuition varies depending on degree, credits, and courses, but total program cost including tuition/fees for the 42 credit hour MHA is approximately $22,000.

What careers could I advance to?

The 100% online Master of Health Administration degree from Wichita State will prepare you to:

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

Application and Admission Requirements

Admission Highlights

Candidates for admission to the Master of Health Administration program should possess an undergraduate degree in health management, business, clinical profession or related field, but experience in healthcare in addition to another degree will also be considered.

  • A minimum of a 2.75 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) or a 2.75 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. Students with lower GPA may apply and will be considered for probationary admission pending a strong personal goal essay and letters of recommendation.
  • The GRE is not required for admission.
Application Materials

Candidates must pay the application fee and fulfill all admission requirements within the Graduate School Application Portal.

Information surrounding admission requirements can be found in the graduate catalog.


Application Deadlines
  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: April 15