​Penn State – Online Master of Health Administration Degree Online2018-02-07T20:26:10+00:00

Penn State – Online Master of Health Administration

Program Overview

According to Penn State:

An online MHA from Penn State can provide opportunities for advancement in your career as a health care professional. The degree program is a collaboration between Penn State World Campus and the Penn State Department of Health Policy and Administration and the School of Public Affairs. The online learning format offered by Penn State World Campus makes it possible for you to fit a degree program into your life. The flexibility of studying when and where you want can give you the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge you need to make critical decisions that can affect the lives of patients and employees while maintaining your current role.

At a Glance

URL https://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/health-policy-and-administration-masters/overview
Total credit hours 49
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Accreditation This online program is built on the experience and excellence of Penn State’s nationally ranked residential MHA program, recently awarded a seven-year re-accreditation (the highest achievable) by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive Intensives: Two face-to-face management intensives on the University Park campus in State College, Pennsylvania to complete six credits of program coursework (one week in August during the first semester, one week in December of your final semester)
Full-time/part-time/accelerated Full-time/part-time
Time to complete 28 months
Admission requirements According to Penn State, to be eligible for admission to the Master of Health Administration program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • At least five years of full-time professional work experience (preferably in health care) before applying to the program.
  • For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended,regardless of the number of credits or semesters completed. Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. Penn State alumni do not need to request transcripts for credits earned at Penn State, but must list Penn State as part of your academic history. If you are admitted, you will be asked to send an additional official transcript.
  • GPA and Test Scores— postsecondary (undergraduate), junior/senior (last two years) GPA is required. The program prefers an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • GRE or GMAT scores are not required.
  • English proficiency
  • References
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement
  • Essays