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General University Information
The University of Arkansas (often shortened to U of A, UARK, or just UA) is a public, co-educational, land-grant, space-grant, research university. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high research activity. It is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System and is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Founded as Arkansas Industrial University in 1871, its present name was adopted in 1899 and classes were first held on January 22, 1872. It is noted for its strong architecture, agriculture (particularly animal science and poultry science), business, communication disorders, creative writing, history, law, and Middle Eastern studies programs.
The master of health services administration (MHSA) prepares students for careers as administrators or staff in the dynamic and diverse health care field, including positions in institutions and agencies involved in providing, financing, regulating, or insuring health care. The program provides specialized knowledge and management skills needed to understand and meet the leadership needs of complex, rapidly changing systems for health care services delivery.
• For the MHSA Program, the cumulative grade point average must be at least 2.75 (4.0 scale) overall or 3.0 (4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours to be considered for admission.
• Personal statement or letter of interest (500 to 700 words) detailing reasons for seeking this degree including previous work experience, career goals, and objectives.
• Current resume
• Two references (processed by SOPHAS/HAMPCAS).
Little Rock, Arkansas