MHA - Business Analytics

Due to Covid19, HCA Program courses will temporarily remain online with synchronous meetings through Fall 2021. This program is usually offered in a hybrid format. Please check current semester schedule for course delivery mode and face to face meetings.

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.

Learn the intricacies of technology interfaces and security within health care organizations.

MHA - Business Analytics Program Features

A classroom of students with a man and woman as the main focus.
  • Flexibility of hybrid and face-to-face class options
  • Classes take place on TWU’s Dallas and Houston campuses
  • Small classes with accessible, knowledgeable and supportive faculty
  • Courses may be taken in any order with the exception of a few courses with prerequisites
  • Degree completion in little as two years or 51 credit hours*
  • Extension of the standard MHA degree with only 12 additional credit hours
  • Can be declared at any time through your advisor*

*Individual requirements may vary.

Degree Requirements

Why TWU?

CAHME Accredited

Professional connections and certifications

After completing this degree, you will immediately qualify to sit for the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) first level of medical informatics certification as a CAHIMS (certified associate). You can count this degree emphasis toward the experience requirements for the CPHIMS (certified professional): MHA + 3 years experience vs. bachelor’s + 5 years experience.

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

  • 45 semester credit hours in required courses including six elective hours (the six required elective hours may be used for the emphasis courses)
  • A professional portfolio completed in your final semester and presented to faculty
  • 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.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the Master of Healthcare Administration

Program Contact

Dr. Margaret Young, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Programs

Application Deadlines

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

International applicants are encouraged to apply far in advance.

Admission Requirements

  • 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/GMT 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.
  2. Take the GRE General Test and submit your GRE scores to TWU (if required based on GPA noted below).
  3. Submit a resume to

The Healthcare Administration Program holds orientation for new students in the fall and spring semesters. It is a requirement that all new students attend one of these sessions. Information will be provided after your acceptance to the program.

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.


Learn more at one of our Graduate Information Sessions

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