University of Cincinnati MHA

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Type of Degree

MHA Degree

Type of Program


General University Information

The University of Cincinnati (commonly referred to as UC, Cincinnati, or Cincy) is a comprehensive public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a part of the University System of Ohio. UC was founded in 1819, and has an annual enrollment of over 40,000 students, making it the second largest university in Ohio and one of the largest universities in the U.S. In the 2010 survey by Times Higher Education (UK), the university was ranked in the top 100 universities in North America and as one of the top 200 in the world. In the 2012 edition of US News and World Report, the University of Cincinnati was ranked as a Tier One university.

Program Description

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 :

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. To stimulate a commitment to intellectual curiosity, life-long learning and innovation
This program primarily utilizes a distance-learning asynchronous approach with a limited on-campus residency component. Our best practice approach to learning draws upon experience and perspectives in leadership, finance, quality improvement, epidemiology, health economics and health policy to provide a broad-based educational experience leading to outcomes which will benefit the students’ organizations and communities.


Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree with an minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale.
  • Official transcripts from all previous institutions
  • Resume/CV
  • 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.





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