MHA – Business Analytics

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.

MHA students can add a Business Analytics emphasis to their degree to increase their marketability. This emphasis provides students with highly valued skills needed to gather, analyze and evaluate meaningful patterns represented in data that all healthcare organizations must understand and manage. This program option explores technology, interface and security issues related to data access and use within healthcare organizations, while also imparting the professional skills required to effectively communicate complex technical information to various management levels within an organization. 

Completion of this emphasis will immediately qualify the student to sit for the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) first level of medical informatics certification as a CAHIMS (certified associate). For the next certification level, CPHIMS (certified professional), the MHA degree with the business analytics emphasis substitutes for two years of equivalent experience.  A person with a master’s degree (including the Business Analytics emphasis) and three years of experience, rather than five years of experience, will qualify to sit for the CPHIMS certification.

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MHA - Business Analytics program features

A classroom of students with a man and woman as the main focus.
  • Emphasis in Data Analytics is built on long-standing, highly reputable, CAHME accredited MHA degree
  • Addition of the emphasis can be added at any time through your academic advisor and will require only 12 additional credit hours of which 6 can be completed as electives for the MHA degree.
  • Students enjoy a hybrid program that perfectly blends three high-impact in-person courses along with the convenience of online courses
  • Classes take place on TWU’s Dallas and Houston campuses
  • Flexible enrollment allows you pursue your degree full-time, part-time or to even take a semester off, if needed
  • Courses are offered year-round to support student degree
  • Completion in little as two years or 51 credit hours*
  • Small classes with accessible, knowledgeable, and supportive practitioner-based faculty 

*Individual requirements may vary.

Degree Requirements

Careers & salaries*

With this degree, you have multiple career opportunities including:

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

Admissions requirements

Admission to the Master of Healthcare Administration

Program Contact

Carla Stebbins, Ph.D.
Program Director

Application Deadlines

The College of Business programs in Health Care Administration admits students on a continual basis. 

International applicants are encouraged to apply far in advance.

Admission Requirements

  • Resume
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Foundational coursework may be required based on 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 last 60 undergraduate hours will be considered for conditional admission.
    • After successful completion (grades of A or B) of 12 hours of graduate level courses (4 - 3 credit hours courses) the applicant will receive unconditional admission status.

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.

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: 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


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