Master of Healthcare Administration, M.H.A.

The mission of the Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) degree is to develop leaders who possess the values, knowledge, and skills to manage optimal delivery of healthcare. All Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health students who select to study the M.H.A. degree program will complete a minimum of 45 credits in this discipline. Students pursuing this degree will take the Public Health M.P.H. core courses (18 credits), Healthcare Administration Courses (24 credits). In addition, students will participate in a Managerial Practicum (3 credits) where they will apply, in practical fashion, the skills learned throughout their education. Upon completion of the M.H.A. students will be trained to function effectively as administrators of healthcare services. JPHCOPH is a participating school in SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service), a common application service. The initial phase of the application process is managed by SOPHAS. Once complete, your application is forwarded to the Georgia Southern University Office of Admissions. If you have specific questions related to degree programs, scholarship deadlines, decision letters, etc., please contact the Georgia Southern Office of Admissions at

Program Contact Information:

General Admissions Questions, Post Admissions Advisement
Shamia Garrett
Coordinator of Student Services
Phone: (912) 478-2674

SOPHAS Application Questions
Caroline James
SOPHAS Coordinator
Phone: (912) 478-2674

SOPHAS Technical Info

Phone: (617) 612-2090
Fax: (617) 612-2092
P.O. Box 9111
Watertown, MA 02471

REGULAR Admission Requirements
1. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
2. Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 scale.
3. A resume that includes the following: a) Educational Experiences; b) professional goals and objectives; c) work history; d) professional experiences, memberships, and/or participation in professional organizations; e) experience in public health programs.
4. Three letters of reference.
5. Statement of purpose (maximum 500-1000 words) that conveys the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study in public health/community health and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.
6. Credential Evaluation: All international transcripts must be evaluated by a professional evaluation agency. We recommend you use the World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny & Associates. Visit or to view which documents are required for your country and to request a Course-by-Course Report (cost $150). Identify SOPHAS – Schools of Public Health Application Service as the receiving institution at the time of application.
In lieu of the above requirements, an earned doctorate or master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution may qualify the applicant for regular admission.
Applicants may be admitted provisionally based upon the evaluation of their application materials. Provisional admission is for applicants who do not satisfy full admission requirements or applicants who require pre-requisite coursework prior to entering into a particular program of study. Typically, Provisional Admission requires students to achieve 9 semester hours of B or better to gain regular admission status.
An applicant may be admitted to the College of Graduate Studies (COGS) as a non-degree student to earn credit in Public Health graduate courses without working toward a degree. Interested applicants should consult the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies for the types of Non-Degree admission as well as the requirements for admission in this category.
Master of Healthcare Administration, M.H.A. International Admissions Deadlines
Fall Spring Summer
Final Deadline

Priority Deadline for All Applicants: March 1

Deadline for International Applicants: June 1

Deadline for United States Applicants: July 1

Does Not Admit Does Not Admit

Last updated: 5/30/2017

Office of Graduate Admissions • PO Box 8113 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5384 •