Dual Degree: MBA and MHA

One college, two master’s degrees.

Acquire a fundamental set of health services management skills along with innovative business training at the same time. Our specialized dual degree program consists of 57 credit hours* which can typically be completed in three academic years. This is time well invested to obtain the skills needed to set yourself apart and be an innovative leader in both the business and health care sectors.

Program Features

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  • Enjoy the flexibility of online MBA and a combination of hybrid and face-to-face MHA class options
  • Hybrid and face-to-face classes take place on TWU’s Dallas and Houston campuses
  • Classes with accessible, knowledgeable and supportive faculty
  • MHA is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
  • 57 semester credit hours, not including program prerequisites, if required*
  • GRE/GMAT required for MHA Admission**

 *Individual requirements may add up to 18 credit hours in one or both degrees independently

**GRE/GMAT requirement is temporarily suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Degree Requirements

Why MBA/MHA at TWU

Complete two highly sought after degrees simultaneously

Two highly marketable degrees combined into one streamlined program. The MBA/MHA dual degree is designed to combine study of both general business and the business of health services. Students must apply to each program separately and be admitted to both. The program can typically be completed in three academic years if students attend on a full-time basis, depending on whether or not prerequisite courses are assigned. Graduates will receive both degrees.

A unique perspective in the business side of health care

The strength of the dual degree lies in the fact that it applies the theoretical concepts of business administration to the management of health care organizations. Graduates acquire skills in both the business and health care sectors to widen fields of career opportunities.

Careers & Salaries*

With these degrees, you have multiple career opportunities including:

  • Director of Operations: $101,716
  • Medical and Health Services Manager: $99,730
  • Administrative Services Manager: $96,180
  • Chief Executive Officer: $193,850 
  • Director, Revenue Management: $100,613

*Median salaries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Payscale.com

Application Deadlines

The College of Business admits students on a continual basis. Please contact the college for more information.

Admission Requirements

GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. For applicants who have completed post-baccalaureate or graduate coursework, a GPA of at least 3.0 for such coursework is also required.

Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.50 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework may be considered for provisional admission. Students admitted under this provisional admission must earn a GPA of at least 3.0 on first nine graduate hours at TWU with no grade below “B”. Failure to maintain this GPA may result in removal from the program.

Prerequisite coursework will be required of some students based on their desired course of study and previous academic and/or professional record.

Students are expected to be proficient in the current tools of Business: Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access). Admitted applicants that need to enhance their proficiency in any of these areas will have free tutorials available via Lynda.com.

MHA: Advanced Standing

Advanced standing may be granted to applicants who hold a prior master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited U.S. university. This advanced standing means that an applicant may request and be eligible for waiver of certain foundation or core courses, in addition to the GRE/GMAT waiver as described above. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make the request for specific course waiver or transfer credit. In addition, the applicant must submit evidence of equivalent prior course work. Waivers are not automatic and are made on a case-by-case basis by examination of the content of each course requested for waiver/transfer credit. Each course accepted for transfer credit of a required core course must have been completed within the 6 years of the date that the MHA degree is to be awarded. Otherwise, these courses must be repeated.

Students who have completed the MBA or MHSM degree at Texas Woman’s University may be eligible for award of up to 12 semester credit hours of transfer credit toward the MHA degree, subject to Graduate School policies.

Admission to the Dual M.B.A. & M.H.A. Degree

Program Contact

Margaret Young
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Programs
mba@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

The College of Business admits students on a continual basis. Please contact the College for more information.

MBA Admission Requirements

  • GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. For applicants who have completed post-baccalaureate or graduate coursework, a GPA of at least 3.0 for such coursework is also required.
  • Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.50 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework may be considered for provisional admission.
  • Prerequisite coursework will be required of some applicants based on their desired course of study and previous academic and/or professional record.
  • Applicants are expected to be proficient in the current tools of Business: Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access). Admitted applicants that need to enhance their proficiency in any of these areas will have free tutorials available via Lynda.com. 

MHA Admission Requirements

  • The GRE/GMAT requirement is temporarily suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Applicants with a GPA of 3.2 or higher in their final 60 undergraduate hours are not required to take GRE/GMAT for regular admission.
  • The GRE/GMAT is optional for applicants with GPAs between 3.0 and 3.19 in their final 60 undergraduate hours.  If the GRE/GMAT score is above the program requirement, applicants may gain regular admission; otherwise, they may be admitted provisionally.
  • Applicants with GPAs between 2.5 and 2.99 in their final 60 undergraduate hours must take the GRE/GMAT and may be admitted provisionally if their score is above the program requirement.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
    • Applicants should select the Dual MBA & MHA option in ApplyTexas.
    • Applicants only need to submit only one application fee.
  2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWU (if required based on GPA noted below). This requirement is temporarily suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. Submit a resume to hca@twu.edu.

 

For more information

Margaret Young
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Programs
mba@twu.edu
940-898-2458

Learn more at one of our graduate information sessions.

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