The role of health care is changing in the United States, and with it, the responsibilities of health care administrators. Pay for performance, preventive care, and diverse population health are new models by which health care organizations will be held accountable. The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is designed to equip tomorrow’s professionals with the tools to succeed.
The need for qualified professionals has never been greater: according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be 20 percent more health care administration jobs by 2026, which significantly exceeds the nationally-predicted average growth rate of 7 percent for all other professions.
Moreover, the median national salary for the profession was reported at $98,350 in 2017. However, in New York State, the median salary was $136,770 for health care managers in 2017, according to the United States Department of Labor.
How to Apply
To be eligible for admission consideration, you must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. We do not require a particular major, though we do require a minimum GPA of 3.0. We do not need GRE or GMAT scores. Admission to the program is very competitive and considers a range of factors attesting to your professional preparedness. The baccalaureate and GPA requirements, in themselves, do not guarantee admission.
In addition, you must provide the following:
- Completed application form, including all required demographic and education information
- Current curriculum vitae or resume
- Official transcripts for all programs from where a degree was earned
- Provide the names and emails of two professionals who can provide an email assessing your ability to succeed in advanced degree study in health care management
- Personal statement (500 words or fewer) clearly explaining your motivation for attaining this degree and desired outcomes from the program
- Personal statement clearly explaining your motivation for attaining this degree and desired outcomes from the program
- TOEFL, or testing equivalent (such as IELTS, CAE, PTE) with a score of 100 or higher, or equivalent only if you are from a non-English-speaking country and did not earn a degree from an English-speaking university or curriculum,
- GRE or GMAT scores may be submitted as additional evidence of preparedness for rigorous graduate education, but are not required for admission
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Application Deadline and Decisions
Our admissions committee will review competitive applicants as soon as the applications are complete. Therefore, it is an applicant’s best interest to submit as early as possible.
We offer 3 entry points into the program—Winter/Spring 1 (early January), Spring 2 (late March/early April), and Fall (early September). The following are deadline application dates:
- Winter/Spring 1 Application deadline: December 1
- Spring 2 (late March/early April): February 15
- Fall (early September): July 15
Once admitted, you will be directed to an online enrollment site. You will have two weeks from the time of admission to accept our offer. We apply your deposit toward your first semester’s tuition. Prior to the start of the semester, you will receive an email from Enrollment Services with pre-matriculation requirements (toxicology screening, health exams, background check authorizations and more). You cannot register for courses until this onboarding process is completed and you receive your student credentials (I.D. email, network logon)