Essential Program Features, Questions & Answers
Yes, you can learn more about our accreditation by visiting our About MHA.
No. The GRE, GMAT, or MAT testing is not required for admission to the MHA program.
You can apply while seeking your bachelor’s degree. However, final acceptance into the MHA program would require you to have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited University acceptable by MSU Denver.
Our GPA requirement is a 3.00, however, we do consider lower GPA averages. GPA is only one of several areas of your application that we review.
Yes, please check out Veteran and Military Student Services for all your benefit needs.
No, in fact, our students are a mix of current health care professionals and people entering into health care for the first time! Our students, like our faculty, come from a variety of backgrounds and experience.
Prior college level coursework is required in accounting, statistics, and economics. However, if you have not taken these classes, we can help. In lieu of this academic preparation, students can complete the requirements via Peregrine Academic Services (online and low cost). Visit MHA Admissions for more details.
You will take thirteen classes and a capstone course.
Courses are synchronous online which means each course will be partly in the Canvas learning platform and live classroom sessions with the professor and your peers. In each eight-week class, you will attend three live virtual sessions from 6 – 8:30 pm.
Computer, internet access, earphones/buds, Microsoft suite (included for all students). Online support is available through MSU Denver. Visit: https://www.msudenver.edu/online-learning/virtualstudentservices/
Most of the courses are 8-weeks in fall, spring and summer to meet the needs of working adults. There are two exceptions, our Health Administration: Capstone Preparation class is 2 weeks long and our Health Administration Capstone: Internship (150 Field Hours) or Thesis is 16 weeks long.
Check out our website for all the admission requirements.
The review process can take up to month, but we usually have an answer back to you in three weeks.
You are notified through email to the address you provide on your application.
Full time (6 credits of more) and Part time (3 credits). For more details, please contact the MHA staff at [email protected]
Our students complete their capstone in a variety of environments as it is aligned closely with their personal career goals. For example, Students have completed their residencies at Denver Health, Children’s Hospital, Prime Health, Eaton Senior Community and Aurora Mental Health Center, just to name a few.
Students research a variety of topics based on their interests. Most recently this includes, COVID 19 supply chain challenges in Colorado, ageism, medication utilization in Emergency Departments, and emotional intelligence training for nurses.