Degree Requirements: 52 Credit Hours
Policies, Requirements and Standards
The objective of the Master of Health Administration degree is to provide the student with mastery of the knowledge and skills for the effective administration of health service organizations across the continuum of care. Specifically, the student will understand the basic organizational, financial, legal, and managerial components of health services as they relate to a dynamic and evolving healthcare delivery system.
Criminal Background Checks
Clinical agencies utilized by the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology and Program in Health Administration may require criminal background checks and/or drug testing prior to acceptance of the student into clinical facilities. Students who do not pass the criminal background check and/or drug test may be unable to initiate/complete the applied learning experience. Any fees or cost associated with background checks and/or drug testing is the responsibility of the student.
For consideration of admission to the MHA program, the applicant must complete an application for admission to the College of Graduate Studies at Georgia Southern University via HAMPCAS, submit official copies of all required academic transcripts related to undergraduate and graduate coursework at the time of program application, submit an updated professional/personal resume, detailing educational and work experiences for a period of not less than three (3) years from the time of application, and complete a structured admissions survey questionnaire. The applicant must also have satisfactorily completed requirements for the baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution.
Standards of Progression and Graduation
A. All degree requirements must be completed within seven years.
B. Students are encouraged to apply for graduation two semesters before the anticipated date of graduation. Note: A copy of the official program of study must accompany the candidate’s application.