MHA - Global Health

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

Globalization is taking place across all fields and affects healthcare management programs. Many large healthcare systems have global health programs and international sites. It is no longer sufficient for healthcare managers to know only about the healthcare system of their own local geography. To be visionary leaders as well as effective managers, healthcare executives must have a breadth of knowledge and understanding about other international health issues and solutions. The MHA with the Global Health emphasis is designed for those graduate students wanting more experience in international health delivery.  This emphasis builds the skills required to gain a better understanding of international health issues and opportunities, the role of cultural differences in health and wellness, comparative health systems and cross-cultural communication. This emphasis requires travel to international locations to better understand global health concepts in action, along with coursework related to international health systems and services. 

The emphasis on Global Health emphasis is an extension of the MHA degree program and is available only to those students enrolled for the MHA degree. A student can add the Global Health emphasis at any time through their academic advisor.  This emphasis requires an additional three courses (9 credit hours).  However, two of these three courses can be substituted for two required electives in the overall MHA degree; so, the net increase for this emphasis is only three credit hours.

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  • Emphasis in Global Health 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 9 additional credit hours of which 6 can be completed as electives for the MHA degree. 
  • Enjoy a hybrid program that perfectly blends three high-impact in-person courses along with the convenience of online courses
  • In person 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

Why TWU?

Travel Abroad Opportunities

If you want a deeper understanding of international health issues, it helps to see them first-hand. TWU's MHA - Global Heath includes a required international travel component along with coursework related to international health systems and services.

Careers & salaries*

With this degree, you have multiple career opportunities including:

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

Admission 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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