Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

  • Admission & Application Requirements

    Deadlines

    • Summer: May 1 (flexible deadline*)
    • Fall: May 1 (flexible deadline*)
    • Spring: October 15 (flexible deadline*)

    *Applications are often accepted after the deadlines posted above when space is available. Please contact the Graduate Studies Office if you have questions.

  • Admission Requirement

    Instructions

    1. Online graduate application
     
    1. $35 Non-Refundable application fee for all graduate applications
     

    After you complete the Graduate Online Application:

    • Log in to eServices with your StarID.
    • Click on Bills and Payment, and you will be able to pay the application fee using a credit or debit card.
     
    1. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
     

    Contact ALL the colleges and universities you have attended and have your transcripts sent to:

    Graduate Studies Office, MSU Moorhead
    1104 7th Avenue South
    Moorhead, MN 56563

    You do not need to order transcripts from MSUM or other MnSCU institutions. See Transcript Policy for more details.

    1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution; no specific major is required
     

    The Graduate Studies Office and the MHA Department will check this item once we have received all of your transcripts. Although no specific major is required, preference may be given to students with healthcare related undergraduate degrees.

    1. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or at least 3.25 for the last 30 semester credits
     

    The Graduate Studies Office and the MHA Department will check this item once we have received all of your transcripts.

    1. Essay
     

    Prepare a 750 word essay on the future of healthcare. Put your name on all pages.

    • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
    • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
    • Select “Summary” to see a list of all program requirements and corresponding statuses.
    • Upload document by selecting the “Upload” link under the respective “Action” column.
     
    1. Cover Letter
     

    Prepare a cover letter introducing yourself and why you are interested in the Master of Healthcare Administration. Put your name on all pages.

    • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
    • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
    • Select “Summary” to see a list of all program requirements and corresponding statuses.
    • Upload document by selecting the “Upload” link under the respective “Action” column.
     
    1. Professional Resume
     

    Prepare a resume that includes education, work experience, volunteer activities, etc. Put your name on all pages.

    • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
    • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
    • Select “Summary” to see a list of all program requirements and corresponding statuses.
    • Upload document by selecting the “Upload” link under the respective “Action” column.
     
    1. Two recommendations
     
    • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
    • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
    • If you have not submitted contact information yet, select “Continue” to go into your application and complete program app and recommender information.
    • After clicking “Submit Application” you will need to contact the Graduate Studies Office for any recommender information changes.
    • Your recommenders will receive an e-mail from the Graduate Studies Office asking them to fill out the recommendation form.
    • To check the status of your recommendations later, select “Summary” in the Applications tab.
     
    1. This requirement will be verified by the MHA Program
     

    PLEASE NOTE: For students with no more than 1 year of healthcare experience, students must have evidence of an undergraduate healthcare internship experience and/or specific course work related to healthcare administration/leadership. If these requirements are missing, students will need to take the following courses prior to admission to the MHA program:

    • HSAD 416 – Healthcare Leadership and Management
    • HSAD 419 – Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement Methods
    • HSAD 420 – Health Policy and Economics