Master | MHA
A MIND For Business. A HEART For Healthcare. A Degree For BOTH.
WSSU's MHA program prepares you for one of today’s most dynamic and growing fields. Healthcare administration offers you a flexible career and opportunities for advancement. WSSU positions you to make a positive influence on the healthcare of individuals, families, and the communities in which they live.
WSSU's MHA program is ranked the number 4 most affordable MHA program in the US (one of only two HBCUs to make the list).
WSSU's Master of Healthcare Administration program strives to increase the participation of underrepresented populations in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. With a focus on learning and service, students from culturally diverse backgrounds fulfill their potential as leaders in healthcare management.
The MHA program provides a comprehensive graduate experience designed to meet the needs of working professionals who are in the early stages of their careers. With a hybrid format of online and on-site learning, the program can be completed in 4 semesters. On-site content is delivered on evening and weekends.
Healthcare is the country’s leading industry in revenue and second largest employer. Led by a mixture of faculty drawn from academic and professional backgrounds, you will gain competencies in management and business functions that are applicable to a wide range of healthcare organizations. Potential career settings in this high growth market include:
- Integrated Delivery Systems
- Managed Care Organization
- Long-Term Care Facilities
- Home Health Agencies
- Medical Practices
- Federal And State Health Programs
- Consulting Firms
A leadership potential assessment is required after other admissions criteria are satisfied. This assessment will be used to gauge your leadership potential and to develop your personalized development plan.
Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores may take the place of the leadership potential assessment. Faculty prefer that applicants have a combined verbal and quantitative GRE percentile scores of at least 90 (or the equivalent GMAT score).
A concise personal statement, not to exceed 750 words, is required. Please address the following:
- your professional goals and plans to achieve them,
- how your academic training and experience have prepared you for graduate study in healthcare administration, and lastly,
- a potential obstacle to meeting your goals and your strategy for overcoming the challenge.
I love how close I am with my colleagues. Dr. Aragon and Dr. Boykin have been wonderful mentors throughout my entire time at WSSU. I plan to pursue my doctorate when I complete this program.