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General University Information
Georgia Southern University is a national public university located on a 700-acre (2.8 km2) campus in Statesboro, Georgia, USA. Founded in 1906, it is part of the University System of Georgia and is the largest center of higher education in the southern half of Georgia offering 117 academic majors in a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and master’s and doctoral programs.
The university is the fifth largest university in the University System of Georgia, with a fall 2011 enrollment of 20,212 students Georgia Southern is classified as a Doctoral and Research University (2006) by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
The mission of the Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) degree is to develop leaders who possess the values, knowledge, and skills to manage optimal delivery of healthcare.
All Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health students who select to study the M.H.A. degree program will complete a minimum of 45 credits in this discipline. Students pursuing this degree will take the Public Health M.P.H. core courses (18 credits), Healthcare Administration Courses (24 credits). In addition, students will participate in a Managerial Practicum (3 credits) where they will apply, in practical fashion, the skills learned throughout their education. Upon completion of the M.H.A. students will be trained to function effectively as administrators of healthcare services.
1. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
2. Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75/4.0 scale.
3. Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
4. A resume that includes the following: a) Educational Experiences; b) professional goals and objectives; c) work history; d) professional experiences, memberships, and/or partcipation in professional organizations; e) experience in public health programs.
5. Three letters of reference
6. Statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) that conveys the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study in public health/community health and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.
7. Credential Evaluation: All international transcripts must be evaluated by a professional evaluation agency. We recommend you use the World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny & Associates. Visit http://www.wes.org/ or www.jsilny.com to view which documents are required for your country and to request a Course-by-Course Report (cost $150). Identify SOPHAS – Schools of Public Health Application Service as the receiving institution at the time of application.
In lieu of the above requirements, an earned doctorate or master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution may qualify the applicant for regular admission.
Applicants may be admitted provisionally based upon the evaluation of their application materials. Provisional admission is for applicants who do not satisfy full admission requirements or applicants who require pre-requisite coursework prior to entering into a particular program of study. Typically, Provisional Admission requires students to achieve 9 semester hours of B or better to gain regular admission status.
An applicant may be admitted to the College of Graduate Studies (COGS) as a non-degree student to earn credit in Public Health graduate courses without working toward a degree. Interested applicants should consult the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies for the types of Non-Degree admission as well as the requirements for admission in this category.