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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 leaders tomorrow needs.

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

The capstone requirement will culminate your learning experience with a clinical placement in a health system, hospital, agency or organization where you take part in a clinical practicum which can be completed from wherever you are.

Learn more about the curriculum in the Graduate School Catalog: 

MHA Graduate Catalog

How much will it cost?

Wichita State Online students pay in-state tuition regardless of where they live. The cost of tuition varies depending on degree, credits, and courses. Visit the tuition page for more information.

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 Requirements

Candidates for admission to the Master of Health Administration program should possess an undergraduate degree in health management, business, clinical profession or related field.

Minimum overall GPA of 2.75. Students with lower GPA may apply and will be considered for probationary admission pending a strong personal goal essay and letters of recommendation.

Application Materials

Candidates must pay the application fee and submit items listed below on the Graduate School Application Portal:

  • Possess an undergraduate degree in health management, business, clinical profession or related field.
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.750 (on a 4.000 scale) or a 2.750 in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework. Students with lower GPAs may apply and will be considered for probationary admission pending a strong personal goal essay and letters of recommendation.
  • Submit a personal goals essay of 500 words or less which clearly articulates the applicant's reason for seeking admission to the MHA program. The personal goals essay should specifically address the following:
    • Part I: How will seeking a Masters in Health Administration help you advance your personal and professional goals?
    • Part II: Describe your performance as an undergraduate student. Explain how your experience in undergraduate studies has prepared you to be a motivated, committed graduate student, ready to work in collaboration with your peers throughout the graduate program.
  • Submit a current resume.
  • Submit two professional letters of recommendation from persons acquainted with the applicant's background and potential success in graduate studies.
  • All applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received their undergraduate education in an English-speaking country must submit scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). An IELTS score of 7.0, or a TOEFL of 88 (internet)/230 (computer)/570 (paper) is required.
  • The GRE is not required for admission.
Application Deadlines
  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: December 1