Grand Valley State MHA

GVSU Cook-Devos Center for Health Sciences

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Type of Degree

MHA Degree

Type of Program


General University Information

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is a public liberal arts university located in Allendale, Michigan, United States. The university was established in 1960, and its main campus is situated on 1,270 acres (5.1 km2) approximately 12 miles (19 km) west of Grand Rapids. Classes are also offered at the university’s growing Pew Campus in Downtown Grand Rapids, Meijer Campus in Holland, and through centers at Muskegon and Traverse City established in cooperation with local community colleges.

GVSU is a comprehensive coeducational university serving more than 24,662 students as of fall 2011, from all 83 Michigan counties and dozens of other states and foreign countries. It is one of America’s 100 largest universities in terms of enrollment and employs more than 1,985 people with about 837 regular full-time faculty and 1,148 support staff. The university currently has alumni residing in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, and many countries around the world. For the 2010-2011 academic year, GVSU was recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for Master’s institutions by the Chronicle of Higher Education. GVSU has also been noted for its sustainability efforts, ranking as high as 16th in the world for environment-friendly university management by GreenMetric World University Ranking in 2011.

Program Description

The M.H.A. teaches and prepares individuals for managerial and leadership roles in the challenging and complex field of health care administration. The curriculum is designed to develop advanced executive abilities through a combination of core competencies and specialized areas of concentration.

  • Interdisciplinary. Integrates classroom study, applied research, professional development, and field experience.
  • Practical. MHA graduates are qualified for positions with direct health service providers; management positions in marketing, human resources, and finance; as well as positions in the insurance field.
  • Convenient. Courses are offered at the Richard M. DeVos Center and the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences in downtown Grand Rapids.
  • Flexible. The program is available to full- or part-time students. Many classes are offered at times to accommodate working professionals, including evening and weekend courses.

The M.H.A. degree consists of 45 credit hours.

Admission Requirements

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Grand Rapids, MI

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