Master of Health Administration
Appalachian State University

Program Details

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.


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 
  • Three letters of reference pertaining to academic ability, professional competence and personal character

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges