Sep 28, 2023
Program Code: MHA_855C and MBA_305G
CIP Code: 51.0701 and 52.0201
Program of Study for the Dual Master of Health Administration and Master of Business Administration
Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GMAT or GRE exam scores, unless waived; current employment in a health care setting.
To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.
Additional MHA or MBA Degree Requirements:
MHA Degree Requirements: Preference will be given to applicants with at least two years of work experience and who have satisfactory completion of coursework in financial accounting and statistics (at least 3 credit hours) at the undergraduate or graduate level.
MBA Degree Requirements: Evidence of knowledge in statistics, financial accounting, economics, corporate finance, marketing, and organizational behavior through coursework or completion of accelerated prerequisite program before taking graduate course work in those subjects.
Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: For applicants who which to have their GRE/GMAT requirements waived, must fulfill one of the following criteria:
- Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher AND have five of more years of relevant full-time, post-baccalaureate work or military experience; OR
- Have an earned Master’s or higher level degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; OR
- Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher; OR
- Hold a membership in Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.
Additional Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility Information
Standardized exam (GRE, GMAT, MAT) waiver eligibility for graduate degree programs at Appalachian State varies by program. No exam waiver is automatic and 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. More complete information about standardized exam waivers can be found in the Admissions Requirements section of this Bulletin .
Course Requirements for the Dual Master of Health Administration and Master of Business Administration
Total Required (Minimum 64 Hours)
MHA Required Courses (34 Hours)
MBA Required Courses (12 Hours)
Shared Required Courses (12 Hours)
Shared Electives (6 Hours)
Graduate electives approved by MHA and MBA directors. Students are required to work with both program directors each semester to determine appropriate program of study and course scheduling.
- Internationally Focused Elective
- MBA or MHA Elective
MHA/MBA Dual Degree Tuition Differential
Students enrolled in the dual degree will pay an additional tuition amount above the regular tuition assessed for graduate students on those courses that satisfy the requirements of the respective degrees. For more information about differential tuition, please refer to: http://studentaccounts.appstate.edu/tuition-and-fees
Other Requirements for the Dual Master of Health Administration and Master of Business Administration
Proficiency: Not Required
Candidacy: Required for MBA, not required for MHA
Comprehensive: Not Required
Product of Learning: Not Required