Frequently Asked Questions

MHA Program Questions

The main difference is the manner in which the curriculum is delivered and that the Executive MHA students are not required to do an internship since they are already working in health care.

Yes, an undergraduate statistics course and an undergraduate accounting course must be completed prior to entering the program. Students must be proficient in Excel.

  • Qualified and dedicated faculty and staff: The faculty are excellent teachers, current in their fields and recognized for delivering a high-quality education experience.
  • Ideal class size: Students get to know the faculty, classmates, and practitioners well and benefit from small group discussion and experiential learning in health care facilities.
  • Solid curriculum: The MHA curriculum provides a strong educational background in health care management through its core curriculum and encourages students to work interprofessionally with other students on campus, on case competitions, and on service learning projects.
  • Internet: Online tools are used to facilitate communication between class sessions and provide students access to up-to-date, relevant material.

MHA students have varied backgrounds. The department believes diversity enriches the learning experience and creates an environment in which students can challenge each other with new ideas and approaches.

Students are surrounded by health care professionals and are able to gain exposure to real world issues and situations. They frequently have occasion to work as part of interdisciplinary teams, which is similar to what students will experience in the work environment.

Please visit the college’s Tuition & Fees page for up-to-date program costs.

Students are eligible to apply for financial aid through the MUSC Office of Financial Aid. Online financial aid information at financial aid.

The MHA Faculty Admissions Committee reviews all student applications. Admissions decisions are holistic and are based on the student's grade point average (GPA), personal statement and three references.

U.S. News and World Report recently listed health services administration as one of the top growth professions, and modern health care featured an entire issue on the critical need for well-prepared leaders in health administration. Our graduate placement rate is very high.

Executive MHA Program Questions

Students can expect to spend approximately five days on campus their first semester and four days (Thursday through Sunday) each of the remaining semesters.

Students enrolled in the two-year option take three courses each semester and students enrolled in the three-year option take two courses per semester.

Students enrolled full-time in the Executive MHA program can complete the requirements in 6 semesters. Part time students will require 9 semesters to complete the program.


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