University of Arkansas MHA

University of Arkansas

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Type of Degree

MHA Degree

Type of Program


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.

Program Description

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.

The required Health Administration Residency or Management Project provides valuable real-world experience in applying administrative skills to management problems and opportunities in health care organizations. In addition, the program encourages, and coordinates a paid, post-degree, one-year administrative Fellowship in a healthcare organization that fits the student’s career path.


Admission Requirements

• 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.

• Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores. The test must have been taken within the five (5) years immediately preceding the application deadline of the requested semester of admission. Official scores must be received directly from the testing agency ( and sent to SOPHAS.

• 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

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