Dual Degree: MHA and MBA

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.

Dual Degree: MHA and MBA 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
  • 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


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.

Accredited and highly ranked

The College of Business is now accredited from AACSB InternationalAACSB accredited logo 
—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), considered the world’s leading association of business schools. Less than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this distinction.

Texas Woman’s also ranks 6th (tied) among U.S. universities for diversity, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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

Program Contact

Pushkala Raman, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Director

Application Deadlines

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

Dual MBA & MHA Admission Requirements

  • Resume
  • Foundational coursework may be required based on your previous academic and/or professional experience.
  • Applicants with a GPA of 3.00 or higher in their last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework will be considered for unconditional admission.  The GRE is not required.
  • Applicants with GPAs between 2.5 and 2.99 in their final 60 undergraduate hours will be considered for conditional admission.
    • After successful completion (with grades of A or B) of 12 hours of graduate level courses (4 - 3 credit courses) the applicant will be moved to unconditional status.
  • Applicants are expected to be proficient in 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.

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 session. Information will be provided after acceptance to the program.

Graduate Admission

Begin by reviewing your program's website to see if there are additional admission requirements and application deadlines prior to applying.  

  1. Apply online.
    Apply to Graduate Programs  via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal following instructions below.  
  2. Submit transcripts to TWU.
    • Domestic Applicants must submit official transcripts for each college or university attended, both undergraduate and graduate. See the Information on Transcripts website for more details.
    • International Applicants are now required to provide an evaluation prepared by a NACES or AICE member evaluation service. International transcripts should not be sent directly to TWU. See the International Admissions website for more details.
  3. Submit Recommendation Requests
    If your program requires you to submit names for recommendations you will need to do it in the application.
  4. Pay the application fee.
    The $50 fee ($75 fee for International applicants), which applies to all new and returning applicants, can be paid by:
    1. Credit card - Pay Online through the application as the last step before submitting the application. The second portion of the application will not be available until the application fee has been received.
    2. Certified check or money order by mail or electronically - Payable to TWU, sent by mail to:
      TWU Admissions Processing, 304 Administration Drive, Suite 102, Denton, Texas 76204
      (include your full name and ID number).
    3. Cash (no personal checks) - Pay at the Bursar's Office. After paying, bring the receipt to Admissions Processing (down the hall in ACT).
    4. Fee Waivers - Graduate applicants who are certified McNair Scholars are eligible for a McNair Scholar Application Fee Waiver. TWU Alumni may be eligible for the Alumni Advantage Fee Waiver. Check your eligibility here: https://twu.edu/alumni-advantage/. If eligible submit the request using the Application Fee Waiver Submission
    5. Following fee payment return to the application dashboard where supplemental application documents can be uploaded. The online application will list which documents are needed to fulfill the program admission requirements. You can also check the program's website.

For more information or assistance with the application or graduate admissions, visit the Graduate Admissions website.

Students who wish to apply for a Graduate Assistantship must meet the General Criteria for Appointment of Graduate Assistants

For more information

Pushkala Raman, PhD
Director of Graduate Programs

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