University of Missouri MHA

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Type of Degree

MHA Degree

Type of Program


General University Information

The University of Missouri (Mizzou, MU, University of Missouri–Columbia or simply Missouri) is a public research university located in the state of Missouri. In 1839 the university was founded in Columbia, Missouri, as the first public institution of higher education west of the Mississippi River. The largest university in Missouri, MU enrolls 33,805 students in 20 academic colleges in the 2011-12 year. The university is the flagship of the University of Missouri System which maintains campuses in Rolla, Kansas City and St. Louis. MU is one of 34 public universities to be members of the Association of American Universities and the only one in Missouri. There are more than 262,000 MU alumni living worldwide, with almost half continuing to reside in Missouri.

Program Description

The nationally ranked Health Services Management (HSM) program, which culminates in the Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) degree, prepares professionals to meet the challenges of a changing health-care industry. The traditional on-campus two-year program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education since its inception in 1966. It is a professional, multi-disciplinary program within the MU School of Medicine.

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Maintained a 3.0 GPA during your last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. (If your GPA was less than 3.0, you can gain conditional acceptance into the program if approved by the Admissions Committee. You would be admitted On Probation and would be required to maintain a 3.0 GPA while enrolled in the HMI program.)
  • Acceptable scores on the GRE or GMAT test. GRE or GMAT scores on the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections should fall at or above the 50th percentile. If you have questions concerning the GRE or GMAT test scores please contact HMI Admissions
  • Three recommendations from professional colleagues.
  • An interview with the Admissions Committee will be required; alternate arrangements can be made for applicants who are unable to travel to the Columbia campus for the interview.
  • International students whose native language is not English must submit test scores from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 100 or better on the internet based exam.
  • When reviewing applications, each application is reviewed in its entirety. Occasionally, a particularly strong attribute is judged to offset another aspect of the application that may be below the stated criteria.




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