The Master of Health Care Administration Degree Program is the only graduate Health Care Administration program in the Nevada Public University System (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.
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 bachelors degree program, and in all post-baccalaureate course work. An applicant who does not meet this academic criterion may request special consideration.
Submit a one to two page personal essay describing why they want to pursue a career in health care management
Submit three letters of recommendation
Submit a resume
In addition, a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for applicants whose first language is not English.