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Healthcare Administration

Graduate Advisor
Dr. C. Scott Kruse
Encino Hall (ENC), Room 254

Advisor Support
Julie Carroll
Encino Hall (ENC), Room 250A

Advisor Support
Gustavo Gallegos
Encino Hall (ENC), Room 250

School of Health Administration
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Texas State’s master of healthcare administration program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) since 1992. Because CAHME accreditation requires continual self-evaluation, regular reports and periodic external review, the educational quality of the programs remains current and reflects changes in knowledge and practice.

Degree Concentration Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.H.A. No concentration 49 Non-Thesis No minor
M.H.A. No concentration 49 Thesis No minor
M.H.A. Executive Delivery Modality* 49 Non-Thesis No minor
M.H.A. Executive Delivery Modality* 49 Thesis No minor

*Online Availability
The majority of this program may be offered online. If you are not a Texas resident and will not relocate, please visit the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. Students requiring an F-1 student visa or J-1 exchange visitor visa are not eligible for admission into the Online Healthcare Administration program. All other international applicants should visit the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) regarding additional considerations in taking online courses.

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 1 February 1
Fall - Standard* June 1 June 1
Spring No Admission No Admission
Summer I No Admission No Admission
Summer II No Admission No Admission

*The Fall 2020 standard deadline has been extended to July 1, 2020.

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for certain types of funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.


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Application Fee

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

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Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • background course work in statistics, economics, and financial accounting (to be completed before the start of the program)
  • preferred minimum of 575 on your admissions index: (last 60 hours GPA x 100) + GRE verbal section scores + GRE quantitative section scores

  Review important information about transcripts. Official transcripts, sent directly from your institution, will be required if admission is granted. 

GRE Scores*

  • official GRE (general test only) scores required
  • preferred minimum of 575 on your admissions index: (last 60 hours GPA x 100) + GRE verbal section scores + GRE quantitative section scores

*Due to COVID-19 and testing center closures, GRE not required for Fall 2020 applicants.

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  • resume/CV including relevant experience (volunteer, research, employment, and other)
  • statement of purpose indicating your ability and interest in completing the degree program in healthcare administration
  • three letters of recommendation from professionals or academics competent to assess your interest in pursuing a career in healthcare administration
  • interview with the graduate advisor, assessing your commitment to completing the program

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Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

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