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Prospective students should use this checklist to obtain specific admissions requirements on how to apply to Graduate School.

Degree Offered: M.S.H.A.
Residential and Executive M.S.H.A. Director: Amy Yarbrough Landry, PhD
Phone: (205) 936-7767
E-mail: akyarb@uab.edu
Website: www.uab.edu/msha

Master of Science in Health Administration Program Information

The Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) Program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, trains executives for health services organizations. The program has graduated more than 1,300 persons since 1965.
Students must complete 23 graduate courses and a 12-month administrative residency in a health care organization. A capstone core course is completed during the last on-campus semester. Twenty-one core courses and two elective courses are required as well as a summer internship or international experience for single-degree MSHA students. All students begin in the fall term and complete coursework in 21 months followed by the administrative residency.
Complete applications for fall entry are due no later than the preceding November 1. Since admission to the MSHA program is very competitive, early application is encouraged.

  • Master of Science in Health Administration-Master of Business Administration

  • Master of Science in Health Administration-Master of Science in Health Informatics

  • Master of Science in Health Administration-Master of Public Health Coordinated Degrees

Students wishing to pursue simultaneously the Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees must complete 29 graduate courses, including 1 elective. Students seeking to complete the Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) and the Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) must complete 30 graduate courses including a summer internship. Students seeking to complete the Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) and the Master of Public Health must complete 27 graduate courses, including a summer internship. MSHA-MPH students will complete 13 hours of public health coursework in the summer term prior to MSHA program entry.

A 12-month administrative residency in a health services organization is required for completion of the MSHA degree. A student who enters a coordinated program, but subsequently decides to pursue only one of the degrees, must satisfy all the requirements for the degree sought.

Application Information

Applicants to the MSHA, MSHA-MBA, or MSHA-MSHI programs must have completed or anticipate completion of at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or from a recognized university abroad before entry into the program. Prior to matriculation, MSHA-MBA students must have successfully completed three semester credit hours in pre-calculus to meet MBA requirements. Application for the MSHA program should be made by visiting the UAB Graduate School website (uab.edu/graduate) and click the ‘Apply Now’ button.
Telephone 205-934-1583
E-mail parmstrong@uab.edu
Web www.uab.edu/msha

Additional Information

Deadline for Entry Term(s): Fall
Deadline for All Application Materials to be in the Graduate School Office: November 1 for first priority and June 1 if space is still available
Number of Evaluation Forms Required: Three
Entrance Tests: GRE (minimum composite score of 300) or GMAT (minimum score of 480) is required for Residential applicants only. TOEFL and TWE are also required for all international applicants whose native language is not English.
Comments: Additional application for admission is required by program

For detailed information, contact Admissions Coordinator, Department of Health Services Administration, UAB School of Health Professions, SHPB 567, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-3361.
Telephone 205-934-1583
E-mail parmstrong@uab.edu
Web www.uab.edu/msha
or the UAB Graduate School of Management (MBA Program), BEC 203, 1720 2nd Avenue South,
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-4460.
Telephone 205-934-8815
E-mail cmanning@uab.edu
Web http://www.uab.edu/business/

Executive Master of Science in Health Administration Program Information

Qualified students can earn the Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) by completing the Executive format. This program is open to individuals with at least 5 years of experience in health care organizations, either as managers or as clinical professionals. Participants in the  MSHA program (Executive format) complete both on-campus and distance-learning activities, and a brief field experience, within 2 years of study.

Executive Health Administration and Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety Coordinated Degree

Students wishing to pursue simultaneously the executive format of the Master of Science in Health Administration and the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety degrees must be accepted into both programs and complete twenty-eight (28) courses, including an interactive capstone experience course.  A student who enters a coordinated program, but subsequently decides to pursue only one of the degrees, must satisfy all the requirements of the degree sought.

Healthcare Quality and Safety Certificate for Executive Master of Science in Health Administration

Students enrolled in the Executive Master of Science in Health Administration program, may pursue a graduate certificate in Healthcare Quality and Safety.  To obtain the certificate, Executive MSHA students may add an online HQS certificate course in each fall and spring term, increasing their credits hours from 9 to 13.  For more information, please contact the HQS or MSHA programs.

Contact Information

For detailed information, contact Admissions Coordinator, Department of Health Services Administration, UAB School of Health Professions, SHPB 590C, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-3361
Telephone 205-996-6593
E-mail hjlee@uab.edu
Web www.uab.edu/msha

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