24 months
7668 USD/year
7668 USD/year
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The Master of Health Administration (MHA) from West Virginia University is a professional degree focused on the organization, delivery and management of healthcare and public health systems and services. It is the premier program for those seeking to lead the health systems of the future.


The Master of Health Administration (MHA) from West Virginia University prepares students for promising careers leading innovative, population health-oriented health systems. Graduates leave our program with the skills necessary to work in a variety of healthcare and public health settings such as hospitals, medical group practices, long-term and rehabilitation care facilities, behavioral health systems, healthcare consulting firms, and health departments. Students will also be excellently prepared for post-graduate administrative fellowships.

All MHA students complete a health administration internship as a required component to the MHA program. Internships allow MHA students an opportunity to apply the skills they are learning in the classroom in practical ways that make an impact. A variety of placement opportunities are available through the program’s local, state and regional partners in healthcare and public health systems and services. Students working full-time can complete the internship with their current organization.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will achieve a specialized set of health administration competencies, including:

  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Professional written communications and oral presentations
  • Self- and team-leadership
  • Promoting and managing change
  • Evidence-based methods for decision making
  • Personal and team accountability
  • Honest and ethical behavior
  • Community engagement
  • Examine critical issues in health systems and services
  • Articulate the impact of health policies
  • Explain the major determinants of population health
  • Financial and human resources management
  • Strategic planning and data-driven decision making
  • Project management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Foundations of Public Health Practice
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Leadership and Collaboration in Public Health
  • Managing Quality Improvement in Healthcare
  • Managing Robust Public Health Organizations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a preferred overall GPA of 3.5, minimum 3.0
  • TOEFL scores (minimum 550 paper-based) (minimum 213 computer-based) (minimum of 80 internet-based)
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendation (2-3)
  • Personal statement

Tuition Fee

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    7668 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7668 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7668 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7668 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Morgantown

775 - 1290 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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