Western Kentucky University MHA

Western Kentucky University

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Type of Degree

MHA Degree

Type of Program


General University Information

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. It was formally founded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1906, though its roots reach back a quarter-century earlier.

WKU has a student body of nearly 21,000 students. Its main campus, College Heights, is in the midst of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of construction and renovation. Since 1997, dormitories have been renovated, new academic and athletic buildings have been finished, with more construction under way. The university also has placed a premium on creating a parklike atmosphere, with parking lots on the interior of the 200-acre (0.81 km2) campus replaced with greenspace, trees and other landscaping known as Centennial Mall.

Program Description

The Department of Public Health offers a Master’s program in Health Care Administration. This program prepares the student for management and administrative positions in various types of health care facilities, organizations, and agencies such as hospitals, nursing homes, group medical practices, health maintenance organizations, public health agencies and clinics. This program will also prepare individuals to work in medical sales companies, health planning agencies, the health insurance sector and other related health organizations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the MHA program must meet the following criteria:

The Health Care Administration program is a selective admissions program. The program requires that the students meet the entrance requirement with a minimum GRE of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative combined score and have an undergraduate degree or first professional degree with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students not having their Bachelors in Health Care Administration or Business Management will be required to take some pre-requisite courses. Students may show evidence of meeting these pre-requisites by completing courses in Economics and Basic Accounting as well as knowledge of the US Health Care system. Some of the pre-requisites may be waived by the Program Director if specific competence can be demonstrated.

Students whose grade point average falls below 3.0 for two successive semesters will be dropped from the program. Students must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 before enrolling in the graduate internship or thesis research.




Bowling Green, KY

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