Washington State University MHA

Type of Degree (MHA, MPA, MBA, or others) 
Master of Health Care Administration
Type of Program 
General University or Department Information 
Washington State University Spokane (WSU Spokane) is the urban branch campus of Washington State University, a land-grant research university founded in 1890 in Spokane, Washington.
Program Description 
HPA students must complete a total of 50 semester hours. This includes 40 credits of introductory, core, and capstone courses; one elective credit; three credits of internship; and three credits for a graduate project or five credits for a thesis.

The Program facilitates both full- and part-time participation. The time required for completion of the program will vary for each student, depending on course load. The minimum for a full-time student is likely to be two years. Part-time students will require additional time depending upon the intensity of study. Most courses are scheduled beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, in the Academic Center.

According to the WSU Graduate School, “The time limit for use of graduate credit toward a master’s degree is six years from the beginning date of the earliest course applied toward the degree.”

Through the core courses, students develop basic understanding and experience in managing health care systems in the context of enhancing community health status. A multidisciplinary systems perspective helps students develop knowledge and skills in communication, ethics, interpersonal relations, team-building, management, and delivery of cost-effective health care.

Internships, fellowships, research assistantships, and special projects enhance the experience of HPA students. Flexible, individualized programs are suitable to a variety of career goals.
Admissions Requirements 

1. Completed Application and $75 Application Fee. Online application.

2. Letter of Intent and Introduction sent directly to the department.

3. Three Original Letters of Recommendation sent directly to the department.

Letters of recommendation can be from professors, supervisors, co-workers, or other mentors.
Letters of recommendation must be dated within the past 12 months.
4. Official Transcripts sent to the Graduate School. Official transcripts are those sent directly from the registrar to the Graduate School. Transcripts required include:
Colleges or universities from which any degrees have been granted or are expected and those transcripts which show the last 60 graded semester or 90 graded quarter hours of undergraduate work taken.
Colleges or universities showing graded graduate level (including doctoral) coursework taken after the bachelor’s degree.
5. Official GRE or GMAT Scores sent to the Graduate School.
The GRE or GMAT tests must have been taken within the past five years.
When taking the GRE or GMAT test, indicate Washington State University as a score recipient.
6. Official TOEFL Score (for international applicants).
Website: http://www.toefl.org
In the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or Canada: 1.888.863.3544.
Outside these areas: 609.771.7267
7. One-page Resume
Please be sure to limit your resume to one-page.
Include relevant information regarding work or volunteering related to the healthcare industry,  administrative experience, or business experience.


Spokane, WA