MHA - Business Analytics Emphasis

In as little as 24 months, you can have your MHA with Business Analytics Emphasis and be ready for the next step in your career.

A classroom of students with a man and woman as the main focus.

Learn the intricacies of technology interfaces and security within health care organizations through this specialized program offered at Texas Woman’s University. The MHA with Business Analytics focuses on the data used by health care organizations and prepares you for management roles in this area. TWU also offers a more traditional Master’s of Healthcare Administration degree.

Our accelerated 5-week hybrid and online-format classes allow you to attend grad school in Dallas or Houston — whichever is most convenient for you.

Why MHA with business analytics at TWU?

A private school education at a public school price

Part of the Texas Woman’s experience is keeping costs low and education quality high. As a result, TWU is the most affordable public university in the DFW Metroplex and is ranked 6th (tied) among U.S. universities for diversity, according to U.S. News & World Report. For more information on costs, visit our Cost of Attendance site.

Our small class sizes also allow you to interact closely with your classmates and professors.

TWU does more to build women leaders

Only 5.4 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women, and only 25 percent of senior managers and executives within those companies are women. TWU is working to help change that.

More than 70 percent of our faculty and staff across the university are women. While COB faculty prepare you to tackle the male-dominated world of business, our outreach staff work closely with employers to bring networking and employment opportunities to campus.

For our budding entrepreneurs, TWU’s Center for Women in Business is the state’s only university center dedicated to women’s entrepreneurship and business ownership. The Center provides tools for you to succeed including access to training/coaching, funding, mentoring and networking opportunities.

TWU believes in opening doors for its students

The Career Connections Center on each campus provides advising services and tailored career planning for our students and alumni, from career advising and networking to negotiating a salary after graduation. The Career Center has also implemented Handshake, a unique resume reviewing and job opening database that works to fast-track your job search.

The COB takes it one step further with a team of Outreach and External Relations staff that work with the Career Connections Center to keep our business students in-the-know on employment opportunities and networking events.

Careers & Salaries*

With this degree, you have multiple career opportunities including:

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

Program Requirements

You will complete 51-60 semester credit hours, including:

  • Nine credit hours of proficiency course (may be waived)
  • 39 credit hours for the MHA major
  • 12 credit hours for the Business Analytics emphasis (six of the required electives credits can be substituted for 6 of the business analytics required credit hours)
  • A professional portfolio completed in your final semester and presented to faculty

All courses may be taken in any order with the exception of a few courses with prerequisites.

A full list of courses and requirements are available in the course catalog.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the TWU Graduate School

Approval for admission to the Graduate School is required of all graduate students.

Graduate School admission does not imply admission to candidacy for an advanced degree. Candidacy will be granted only after a period of successful graduate work and after compliance with the conditions and course of study established by the University and its departments, schools, and colleges have been met.

The total enrollment of graduate students is limited. All applications to the Graduate School are subject to whatever provisions may limit the enrollment of graduate students. Admission is granted for not more than one academic year. Students who do not attend the University for four or more terms, including the term of admission, must reapply. Graduate students who have been enrolled, may stop out for a maximum of two years including the last semester of enrollment. If another institution is attended during the two year timeframe, the student must reapply.

Graduate students are subject to the general rules and regulations of the University and are expected to maintain the high standard of social and academic life of the University as well as the professional standards of their chosen field of study. Thus, graduate students are subject to all rules and regulations set forth in the Student Handbook, the Graduate Catalog, and the policy statements of the Graduate School and the academic components. All graduate students of Texas Woman’s University are expected to know and adhere to high standards of personal conduct and of academic integrity and scholarship. Any falsification, misrepresentation, or misapplication of information or research; any violation of professional or ethical standards; or any violation of the rules and regulations of the University may result in dismissal.

*Admission to the Health Care Administration Program

Program Contact

Dr. Gerald Goodman

Application Deadlines

Fall – June 30
Spring – October 31
Summer – March 31

International applicants are encouraged to apply far in advance.

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • GRE/GMAT if less than 3.2 GPA (Provisional admission possible without GRE if less than 3.2 GPA, with full admission granted based on B or higher for each course in first 12 hours. Failure to meet the conditions of provisional admission will result in removal from the degree program without possibility for readmission.)
  • Prerequisite coursework may be required based on previous academic and/or professional experience

Application Process

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Take the GRE General Test or GMAT and submit your scores to TWU (optional depending on GPA).
  3. Submit TOEFL Scores (for international students and permanent residents) if required.
  4. Collect and submit the following documents as separate pdf files in ONE email to with the subject line (YOUR LAST NAME)-(YOUR FIRST NAME)-HCA. Please attach all items as PDFs.
    • letter of interest
    • resume
  5. One professional reference should submit a letter of recommendation as a PDF on institutional or organization letterhead to Recommender should include student name and "HCA" in the subject line.
  6. A brief interview may be required.
  7. Mandatory Orientation - The Health Care Administration Program holds orientation for new students in the fall and spring semesters. It is a requirement that all new students must attend one of these sessions. Information is given at these sessions that will enhance the student’s learning experience.

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 M.H.A. degree is to be awarded. Otherwise, these courses must be repeated.

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

For More Information

Tencha Jackson-Rodgers
Senior Secretary, Houston

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