Master of Healthcare Administration

4+1 MHA Program - Undergraduate to Graduate

The 4+1 MHA Program allows undergraduate students in business (all majors) with at least 60 undergraduate credit hours and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to take graduate coursework in the MHA program, which will not only count towards fulfilling their undergraduate degree requirements, but will also count toward the completion of the MHA program. Qualified students may take up to 12 credit hours (4 courses) from the MHA curriculum, which will reduce the time necessary to complete the graduate degree from two years to as little as one year following the completion of the undergraduate degree (see table below). Students must be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours combined of undergraduate and graduate classes each semester that he or she is taking MHA credits under this option.

The admission criteria for participation in the 4+1 program are as follows:

  • Students must have completed 60 undergraduate credit hours toward their baccalaureate degree.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale while in the program.
MHA COURSESUNDERGRADUATE COURSES
HA516: Healthcare Finance FI360: Financial Management
HA603: Healthcare Research Methods for Managerial Decision-Making EC315: Quantitative Research Methods
HA509: Management of Health Information Systems IS310: Business Applications
HA515: Marketing and Consumer Driven Healthcare MK351: Principles of Marketing

Students participating in the 4+1 MHA Program are not guaranteed admission into the MHA program upon completion of their undergraduate degree in business.  All applicants for the MHA program must meet the admission criteria at the time of application.  In addition, student granted admission into the MHA program must satisfy the graduation requirements as stipulated in the Graduate Catalog.