Program Overview

The online MHA degree program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to assume leadership roles in health care organizations. The curriculum emphasizes a “theory-to-practice” instructional approach, utilizing simulations and real-life experiences to teach the theoretical concepts essential to meeting the unique needs of health care organizations.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 3.0 GPA, OR 2.5 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores at the 25th percentile level from GRE or GMAT. Applicants must also have at least two years of health care experience before matriculation or current employment in the health care setting. 

    • Completed online application to the graduate school
    • Resume 
    • Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended (other than Appalachian) 
    • Application fee 
    • Personal statement including career goals and personal experience in health care 
    • GRE or GMAT scores no older than five years
    • Three letters of reference pertaining to academic ability, professional competence and personal character

    School Overview

    Founded in 1899, Appalachian State University is part of the University of North Carolina System of Higher Learning. Recognized for its leadership in sustainability, the University commits to research, service, and global awareness. Academic opportunities provide students with more than 150 undergraduate and graduate program options.

    ASU also offers distance learning, including hybrid and entirely online degrees, designed with flexibility for professionals and nontraditional students.

    All of Appalachian's undergraduate distance education programs support upper division coursework only for students, requiring students to first complete the minimum lower division coursework from a regionally accredited school. Online bachelor completion degrees include fields in business, education, nursing, and human services. 

    Graduate online opportunities are available, extending from graduate certificates and master’s degree programs to education specialist programs. Studies include fields in education, business and healthcare.


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