The Master of Health Care Administration degree program is the only graduate health care administration program in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). The MHA will prepare students to assume leadership roles in health care organizations. The degree is recognized in the health care field as an important credential that allows graduates to assume health care management positions. The curriculum is developed to include all the critical competencies for health care leadership, including issues of health care delivery, health care finance, ethical and legal issues in health care administration and management topics. Students and faculty will contribute though research and service to the knowledge and applications of management in health care; and they will use their education and expertise to help meet the health care management needs of the State of Nevada and beyond.
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Plan Admission Requirements
Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.
To be considered for admission, an applicant must meet Graduate College standards and:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from a regionally accredited institution. A criterion for admission is at least a B (3.0) grade point average, or equivalent in work completed after the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program, and in all post-baccalaureate course work. An applicant who does not meet this academic criterion may request special consideration.
- Submit the following documents as part of your online application for admission:
- A one to two page personal essay describing why they want to pursue a career in health care management.
- A resume.
- Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
- Contact information for three recommendation providers who will upload letters of recommendation on your behalf.
- Submit official GMAT or GRE scores.
- All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.
Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.