Applying to the MHA Residential Track

Description

Healthcare facilities are increasingly complex to manage due to a number of factors: increased governmental regulation, demand for accountability, advances in healthcare technology, the changing demographics of the country, and the variety of reimbursement systems. There is a pressing need for qualified healthcare administrators to plan, organize, direct, and control their organization's resources. Career opportunities abound for capable, highly skilled individuals. To help meet this need, the Master in Health Administration program in the College of Health Professions offers two formats, one in a full-time traditional day program (residential format) and one in an executive format via on-line course delivery. The residential MHA curriculum consists of 64 semester hours: 51 of core courses, 3 of electives and 10 in field experience.

Requirements

  • A complete MUSC MHA application through the MUSC Office of Enrollment Management.
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred to be competitive. Previous graduate work should preferably reflect a GPA of 3.0 or above. Official transcripts from ALL colleges attended must be submitted to MUSC Office of Enrollment Management.
    • *Clemson University students who are on the Accelerated Pathway track must provide signed verification of Clemson general education requirements validated by the Clemson Registrar’s Office by time of matriculation into MUSC.
       
  • Three reference forms from individuals who can comment on the applicant’s professional background, academic capabilities, and motivation. Applicants provide the email address of 3 individuals on the application and the recommendation form is electronically sent to be completed.
     
  • The following courses should be completed prior to starting the program:

    o   One undergraduate course in statistics and one undergraduate course in accounting.

     
  • Students should have working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
     
  • The GRE requirement for the 2021-2022 MHA Admissions cycle is waived due to COVID-19. Applicants will not be required to submit GRE scores. Beginning with the 2022-2023 admissions cycle, the MUSC MHA program will no longer require GRE scores. 

International Applicants

MUSC’s MHA degree program is unable to admit international students requiring an F-1 visa. Applications will only be accepted from U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or those holding other valid nonimmigrant visa classifications that allow participation in lawful study while in the United States.

Application Process

Applicants to the RMHA program at MUSC must complete: 

  1. MUSC MHA supplemental university application through MUSC Office of Enrollment Management
  2. In addition to the application itself, the applicant must complete supplemental instruction materials specific to the program to which they are applying. These forms are provided via email once an application has been submitted. Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from each post-secondary school attended, and all materials must be received by the application deadline.

*An application will not be considered complete unless all application materials are submitted prior to the application deadline. Application materials include official transcripts, reference forms, resume and essay.  

*Prerequisites may be in progress at time of application, but must be completed prior to matriculation at MUSC.

Use of Marijuana and/or CBD Products

Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug and is illegal to purchase in South Carolina. Apart from a narrow and limited scope of codified/documented medical exceptions, it is illegal for individuals to use marijuana/tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)  in South Carolina. Although cannabidiol (CBD) products may be purchased and used in South Carolina, please be aware that CBD products may contain higher levels of THC than represented on packaging and use of CBD products can result in a positive drug screen for THC/marijuana.  Be aware that current drug testing methods cannot accurately ascertain the origins of THC metabolites (i.e., whether from marijuana or CBD products). Your academic program has the authority to conduct random and/or scheduled drug testing; if your test result is reported as positive for THC metabolites (even if you only used a CBD product), your ability to be accepted into the program, progress in the program, and/or successfully complete the program may be negatively impacted.  

Application Deadlines

Start Term Application Type Available Deadline
Fall 2022  Regular July 1, 2021 Rolling