Executive Master of Health Care Administration Program
Health Care Administration is an ever-changing field of study that requires well-rounded leaders and innovators to manage the challenges in the health care world. Administrators are responsible for coordinating and organizing the delivery of care while staying in touch with consumers’ needs. The Executive Master of Health Care Administration Program at WKU allows health care professionals the opportunity to strengthen their education with a unique and flexible schedule.
What makes the program appealing to so many professionals is its structure, which enables you to gain all this new expertise without giving up your job or lifestyle for your education. Created to meet the needs of busy executives, the program curriculum requires you to visit the classroom only three times per semester. Yet, you are able to complete the degree in two years. The majority of the coursework will be completed through online distance learning, which makes attaining your M.H.A. easier than ever.
Upon completion of the Executive M.H.A. at WKU, you will have gained:
• Skills that will separate you from your peers, and also expansion of career and professional opportunities.
• Management skills in specific areas related to all aspects of your career.
• Decision-making skills.
• Knowledge for a practical setting that will enable you to quickly and efficiently master and apply the latest industry strategies.
• The ability to lead and inspire individuals in your respective organizations.
Your Future as a Leader
Your experience as a health care professional has prepared you to become a leader. The WKU Executive M.H.A. Program will be a catalyst to your future leadership role. The experience at WKU will give you the necessary separation from the competitive health care job market.
To learn more about the program’s benefits, curriculum, and opportunities, please visit the Cohorts Program website.
To qualify for the MHA Executive Program, applicants must have at least 5 years of work experience in the field. Health care executives, physicians and other health care professionals with at least five years of work experience who otherwise meets university graduate admission criteria for the MHA Executive program are not required to take the Graduate Record Exam.
If the MHA Executive program applicant has less than five years of experience, the applicant must show evidence of exceptional achievement within the health care field. Interviews shall be conducted on a case-by-case basis in the admission decision of health care professionals with less than five years of work experience.
Applicants who have limited prior academic background in basic accounting and health economics are required to demonstrate proficiency in BA 501 (Survey of Economic Theory) and BA 505 (Survey of Accounting Principles) OR equivalent courses determined by the advisor.
Only applications that have fulfilled all of the application requirements for the Department of Public Health and the Graduate School will be considered complete.
Part 1) Department of Public Health
In order to seek admission to the MHA Executive Program, the Department of Public Health requires MHA Executive Program applicants to submit:
• Completed and (Electronically) Signed Master of Health Administration Application The application can be submitted electronically by clicking the Submit Form button located on the PDF file.
• Completed Prerequisite Coursework Worksheet
Click these links and attach the pertinent information:
Part 2) Office of Graduate Studies
Upon acceptance to the program, applicants must then submit the following to the Office of Graduate Studies:
- Completed WKU Graduate Studies Application
- Official Copies of undergraduate transcripts.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. William Mkanta
Department of Public Health
Phone: (270) 745-5260