Type of Degree
Type of Program
General University Information
The mission of the University of Cincinnati Master of Health Administration program (MHA) is to provide a high quality, graduate degree program to students who may not have access to traditional education opportunities with a high quality, individualized curriculum in health care administration and management. This professional degree program will prepare students to assume health care leadership roles within health care organizations and institutions, health care systems and teams.
Based upon the mission of this program, the goals for the program are :
To allow students whose professional and personal situations, such as location, employment and other factors, to learn in a manner consistent with their needs through the use of an asynchronous distance-learning model
To educate MHA students in the knowledge, skills and competencies of health care leadership and management allowing them to build and advance in their chosen field
To provide a value-driven and socially responsible educational experience which promotes leadership excellence through quality improvement, inter professional team development, cultural competency and the building and sustenance of healthy communities.
To stimulate a commitment to intellectual curiosity, life-long learning and innovation
Baccalaureate degree with an minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale.
Official transcripts from all previous institutions
GRE not required, but if you have taken the GRE/GMAT and would like submit your scores, the University’s ETS number is 1833.
International students must take the TOEFL exam and score a minimum of 580 (paper), 237 (computer), or 93 (internet) to be considered for the program.
Letter of application or brief essay (no more than three double spaced pages) which must include the following information: academic goals, professional objectives, work plan for completing the degree, and level of motivation for this program.
Three letters of recommendation: One of which should address the applicant’s academic readiness for graduate-level work, one which principally concerns the applicant’s work ethic, and one which comments upon the applicant’s communication and interpersonal skills.