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The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi, United States. Founded in 1844, the school is composed of the main campus in Oxford, four branch campuses located in Booneville, Grenada, Tupelo, and Southaven as well as the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. It also operates the University of Mississippi Field Station in Abbeville. Additionally, it is both a sea-grant and space-grant institute.
Sixty-nine percent of undergraduates are from Mississippi and nineteen percent of all students are minorities. International students come from sixty-six nations. Ole Miss is a large university in the state of Mississippi with a total enrollment of 20,844 in fall 2011. The Oxford campus is the second largest main campus in the state with a fall 2011 enrollment of 16,586.
The Master of Health Care Administration program offers an advanced educational opportunity in health care leadership. It is designed to provide graduates an opportunity to assume upper level managerial and leadership roles within the health care delivery system.
Health care administrators are an integral part of health care delivery. They oversee and coordinate services, determine budgetary allocations, approve new programs, and control where and how health care dollars are spent within a facility or system.
The Master of Health Care Administration program is designed for full-time students. Online instruction is the primary method of content delivery. Courses are taught during fall, spring, and summer terms. Due to the specialized content of the program and the close working relationship between faculty and students, an on-site orientation will be required. The orientation will be conducted over a weekend at the beginning of the student’s first term.
New students are admitted only in the fall term. The program requires six terms for completion. Students are required to register for nine hours for fall and spring terms and six hours for each summer term.
To be considered for admission candidates must:
1. Have a bachelors degree from a regionally-accredited institution of higher learning with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in a business or management related field. Other degrees may be considered acceptable at the discretion of the admission committee.
2. Have completed the following courses, with a grade of “B” or better, at the undergraduate level: Introduction Accounting and Business Finance.
3. Complete the online application which includes submitting two contacts for letters of reference, uploading a one page personal statement, and a resume.
4. Attain a competitive GMAT (550+).
5. Candidates who meet the admission criteria will be interviewed as a final component of the admission process.