Program of Study for the Master of Health Administration
Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School; official GMAT or GRE exam scores, unless waived; written statement addressing prior experience and career goals in health care; current employment in a health care setting. Two years of work experience and satisfactory coursework in financial accounting and statistics (at least 3 credit hours) at the graduate or the undergraduate level preferred.
Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: The standardized exam (GRE or GMAT) requirement may be waived for applicants with five or more years of paid, full-time work experience, of which three or more are in a healthcare setting. Employment is subject to verification.
Students will be admitted each Fall semester.
Additional Information about Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility
Any standardized exam waiver for a graduate degree program at Appalachian State requires that applicants hold a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in their last earned degree (undergraduate or graduate; some programs have established higher GPA requirements). No exam waiver is automatic but will require review and approval by the Graduate School upon submission of a complete application. An approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application. Standardized test scores may be required for scholarship consideration.
Course Requirements for the Master of Health Administration
Note on Academic Standards For Retention in the MHA Program
Academic standards for retention in the MHA Program include abiding by the ASU Code of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, and the MHA Program Competencies, and the following standards: 1) Scholastic Performance; 2) Professionalism; 3) Ethical Behavior; 4) Interpersonal Relationships; and 5) Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. Failure to meet these standards may result in dismissal from the program. For detailed information, please review the complete “Admission & Retention Policies” on the program website (https://hcm.appstate.edu/academics/master-health-administration).