Western Kentucky University

College of Health and Human Services

Health Administration


Office of Graduate Studies, 1 Big Red Way


Bowling Green, KY 42101

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Health Adminstration (MHA)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Health Administration is a profession that provides management leadership in one of the nation's largest service industries. Components of the health care delivery system include hospitals, nursing homes, group medical practices, personal care homes, retirement centers, health maintenance organizations, medical sales, insurance, companies, etc. WKU's graduate program in healthcare administration has a business foundation in accounting, finance, management, economics, personnel management, as well as, a specialized foundation in health care administration and related health areas. The environment of health care changes every day. Change, whether it be advances in technology, clinical practice, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic equipment, personnel requirements, information management, or many other areas of health care, is affecting the entire industry. The health care system in the United States is uniquely structured. This is where you, as a health care administration major, fit into the picture. The industry needs well-educated, energetic, competent, and creative managers and administrators that can not only prepare for the future of health care, but can also create that future. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: The Department of Public Health offers a Master's program in Health Administration. This program prepares the student for management and administrative positions in various types of health care facilities, organizations, and agencies such as hospitals, nursing homes, group medical practices, health maintenance organizations, public health agencies and clinics. This program will also prepare individuals to work in medical sales companies, health planning agencies, the health insurance sector and other related health organizations.


American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE); Accreditation Commission in Health Services Administration (ACHESA); and Association of University Programs in health Administration (AUPHA).

International Student Requirements:

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or its equivalent Have at least an undergraduate minor in health, or adequate previous education in the sciences basic to health A GAP Score (product of applicant's Undergrad GPA and the GRE General Test score) of 2200 A recommended minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam; a minimum score of 500 on the written TOEFL, a minimum of 213 on the computerized TOEFL, or a minimum of 79 on the internet-based TOEFL (IBL) The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with a minimum Total GRE Score of 1000 (additional guidelines for verbal, math, and analytical writing scores will be applied during departmental review)

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 42

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

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