Master of Healthcare Administration, M.H.A.

Due to the consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University, the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program will be moving from the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health to the Don and Cindy Waters College of Health Professions effective January 1, 2018.  The program will also be renamed to Master of Health Administration.

With this change, MHA applicants should apply through the Healthcare Administration, Management & Policy Centralized Application Service (HAMPCAS) and not through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS).  The application process for Fall 2018 admission in HAMPCAS is currently open, click here to apply.

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. If you have specific questions related to degree programs, scholarship deadlines, decision letters, etc., please contact the Georgia Southern Office of Graduate Admissions at

Program Contact Information:

Joey Crosby, Ph.D, R.Ph
Program Director
Master of Health Administration
(912) 344-2657 (office)


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

*The application and all ​​required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab​ for the program must be received by the deadline.  If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

Last updated: 11/20/2017

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