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Health Administration MHA

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Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

WVU School of Public Health

Degree Awarded: Health Administration, MHA

Become a Healthcare Leader

The Master of Health Administration, offered by the School of Public Health, is the premier professional program for those seeking to lead the health systems of the future. Focused on the organization, delivery and management of healthcare and public health systems and services, this program will equip you with the skills and insight needed to lead in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, medical group practices, healthcare consulting firms and health departments. With both full- and part-time options, as well as other flexible features – including the option to complete your internship experience with your current employer – the MHA program will take you beyond the business of healthcare.

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Learning Formats

Online Courses

Start Date

August 17, 2022

Meet Kelly Legg

Your personal admissions and enrollment coach

Phone: (304) 293-0112
Virtual Session: Schedule a virtual session with me.

“I am a graduate of the WVU John Chambers School of Business and Economics with a degree in business administration. I am here to service, support and simplify the enrollment process. Our online programs are the perfect opportunity for working individuals to pursue another degree.”

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Program Details


The MHA program is designed for those who want to build their careers specifically in the healthcare industry. From unparalleled partnerships and internship experiences to exclusive access to leading experts and industry-specific resources, this unique program will help you go further faster as a healthcare leader.

Maximum flexibility

With full- and part-time options available, as well as an option to complete an internship with your current employer, the program will accommodate your needs.

Align your unique interests with a specialty area

Students can tailor the program around their individual interests, allowing them to specialize in a variety of areas across the healthcare industry.

Strong partnerships, exceptional hands-on learning opportunities

Take full advantage of the School of Public Health’s distinctive partnerships as you apply classroom concepts to a real-world setting. From healthcare providers and community health advocates to agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s NIOSH, you’ll have access to a wealth of local, state and national organizations. Additionally:

  • AUPHA Member: As the only program in the state to be granted membership to the Association for University Programs in Health Administration, MHA faculty – and you – gain access to scholarships, exclusive resources and professional development opportunities.
  • CEPH Accredited: The MHA program is housed within the state’s only accredited School of Public Health, ensuring the program’s delivery of quality educational experiences for all students.

Program Testimonial

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Rachel Baker

Expected Graduation Date: May 2022
Additional Degrees: Bachelor of Science (BS) in Public Health

“This career path has endless possibilities, and it’s exciting to know that no matter what my interests are, I can find a way to incorporate that into my career in public health.”

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Admissions Guidelines

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a preferred overall GPA of 3.5, minimum 3.0.
  • Minimum 3-5 years post-bachelors work experience or similar within a healthcare or other professional setting.
  • TOEFL scores for international students only (minimum 550 paper-based) (minimum 213 computer-based) (minimum of 80 internet-based).
  • Other requirements:

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Estimated Tuition and Fees

Health Administration, MHA requires 47 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $861.

Total Degree Cost

$40,467 – Residents and Non-Residents

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours

Credits Cost
1 $861
3 $2,583
6 $5,166
9 $7,749

Financial Aid

WVU provides a comprehensive approach to helping you finance your education. Learn more by visiting the Student Financial Services website. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by the March 1 deadline to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds, as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827. Check with your employer to see if they provide financial support for earning your graduate degree.

Career Paths

Students who graduate from WVU Online with an MHA degree may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Health Program Manager
Projected Growth: 11% or higher *Bright Outlook

Human Resources Manager
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Health Data Analyst
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Quality, Safety and/or Patient Experience Specialist
Projected Growth: 7-10% * Bright Outlook

Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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