Master of Healthcare Administration

In as little as 24 months, you can have your Master of Healthcare Administration degree and be ready for the next step in your career. Online format with synchronous and optional face-to-face meetings.

In the Healthcare Administration program, you have the option of earning the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree or the MHA with one of two specialized emphases. Each is designed to provide you with healthcare management and healthcare operational skills.

Our coursework highlights experiential learning and blends real-world experiences with theoretical knowledge needed in today’s healthcare administration roles.

MHA Program Emphases

Explore and see which one works for you

MHA program features

  • Enjoy the flexibility of hi-flex class options, which is a blend of online and face-to-face delivery modes
  • Classes take place on TWU’s Dallas and Houston campuses
  • Nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
  • Program completion rates: 92%
  • Job placement rates within 90 days of graduation: 96%
  • Small classes with accessible, knowledgeable and supportive faculty
  • Study abroad and internship opportunities available and can be used for elective credit hours. 
  • 45-51 semester credit hours includes emphasis option courses and program prerequisites, if required*

*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

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.

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.

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