Western Connecticut State University MHA

Western Connecticut State University

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Type of Degree

MHA Degree

Type of Program


General University Information

Western Connecticut State University (Western, WestConn, or WCSU) is a public university in Danbury, Connecticut. Founded in 1903, WestConn has an arts and sciences curriculum, a business school, and several professional programs including elementary and secondary education, nursing, music performance, and social work. It is also home to The Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies.

Program Description

The MHA program prepares students for managerial positions in a range of health services organizations. The program is designed for part-time study: classes are scheduled in the evenings and occasionally on Saturdays.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the MHA program requires submission of the following materials:

  • A completed “Application for Graduate Study”
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate courses and degrees
  • An entrance examination score: GRE, GMAT, MAT
  • Once the application process is underway, the applicant meets with the Program Coordinator to complete the application process, to review the program requirements, and to design a course of study.

Admissions Criteria

  • 2.50 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) undergraduate grade point average
  • 35 percentile or higher score on an entrance test (see below)
Previous academic achievements, entrance test scores (i.e., Miller Analogies Test, Graduate Management Admissions Test, Graduate Record Examination), letters of recommendation, and work experience are all important factors. For example, a record of appropriate employment at increasing levels of responsibility, or significant contributions to the community might be considered.
Applicants are encouraged to be computer literate (i.e., word processing, spread sheet) and competent with fundamental quantitative and statistical tools. While these are not admission criteria, students will gain more from the program if they have these capabilities.
Applicants who do not meet the admission criteria may take two courses selected from MGT 501, MGT 580, and MGT 582. If a grade of A is earned in each of these two courses, the student’s application for the MHA program will then be re-evaluated.




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