Online Master of Health Administration FAQs
Choosing a master’s program can be a difficult decision, and the dedicated faculty and staff at Queens University of Charlotte want to help make your selection process a stress-free and enjoyable one. It is our mission to help students like you not only pursue their higher education goals, but also earn a degree that can propel your career upon graduation. Below is a list of frequently asked questions that can help you in your decision making process.
How can the Queens online MHA support my advancement in the healthcare field?
Queens University of Charlotte’s online Master of Health Administration program builds on the day-to-day skillset you have acquired throughout your career and infuses it with the leadership and managerial competencies required to advance within the industry. You’ll learn to move beyond a support role and approach organizational challenges with an administrative perspective.
Is Queen’s University of Charlotte accredited?
Yes, Queens University of Charlotte is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. You can learn more about Queens' accreditation as well as notable rankings by visiting the accreditation and rankings page.
What does “applied curriculum” mean?
An applied curriculum is one that uses a hands-on approach and focuses more on the acquisition of practical, real-world skills as opposed to studying solely managerial theory. While theory is a part of some courses, the curriculum provides you with skills and knowledge that you can immediately put into practice in the workplace. This “learn it today, use it today” mentality helps you build your expertise in real-time and starts with your first class.
What makes the Queens online MHA different from other online MHA programs?
Like our graduates, Queens strives to be a leader in its industry. Rather than model the online MHA curriculum after existing MHA programs, Queens leveraged its strong legacy of educating leaders to create a program that meets the needs and challenges of healthcare today and in the future.
No matter what industry or field you work in, successful organizations share a common element — seasoned and savvy business professionals who understand how to apply business principles and best practices to elevate their organization. The Queens online MHA program develops your business expertise, critical thinking skills and managerial competencies but does so through the intricate lens of the healthcare system.
Why should I pursue an MHA as opposed to an MBA or MPH degree?
An MHA focuses on issues specific to the healthcare industry. Students gain knowledge of healthcare-specific topics such as reimbursement, regulation and the impact of the Affordable Care Act. While the program does cover some of the business topics offered in an MBA program, they are much more aligned with the specific needs of healthcare leaders. The MHA emphasizes business solutions and processes that indirectly improve patient and community health, while an MPH mainly focuses on healthcare and education for members of the public.
What are the career opportunities available to graduates of the online MHA program?
Since Queens University of Charlotte’s online MHA program provides you with the critical thinking and business skills needed to grow, run and lead a business, you can graduate poised to assume a variety of leadership and managerial roles within the healthcare system. To see a complete list of job roles that an online MHA may qualify you for, visit the career outlook page.
How much does a health administrator or manager make annually?
The healthcare industry is vast and annual salaries vary by job role, function and experience. According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May 2015 the median annual salary for health service managers was $94,500, with top earners making more than $165,380. Similarly, data provided by the Medical Group Management Association showed that medical and health services managers working in practices with 7 to 25 physicians made a median annual salary of $126,478.
Why is the online MHA only offered online?
The program is designed for individuals who want to transition into the healthcare industry as well as those already working in healthcare that desire to advance in their careers. In order to meet the demands of working professionals, Queens elected to offer its MHA online. This flexibility allows you to attend Queens without having to pause your careers, as well as obtain a quality healthcare management degree from an accredited institution regardless of your geographic location.
As a student, what is the weekly time commitment associated with the online MHA program?
Coursework can be completed at your pace, as your schedule allows, within the parameters of weekly deadlines. You should expect to spend anywhere from 16-20 hours on schoolwork each week.
What is the tuition for the Queens University of Charlotte online MHA?
Tuition is $735 per credit hour starting the fall 2018 term. Please note that tuition rates are subject to change.
Does Queens University of Charlotte require any entrance exams for the enrollment in the online MHA program, such as the GRE or GMAT?
No. Queens University of Charlotte does not require student applicants to submit entrance exams scores for admission into the online MHA program.
What are the admissions requirements for the online Master of Health Administration?
In order to be admitted into Queens University of Charlotte’s online Master of Health Administration program, you must meet the following criteria outlined below.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
- An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 grading scale
- The equivalent of two years prior experience in a healthcare organization
- Complete graduate school application
- All official transcripts from previous institutions
- Two letters of reference from people capable of evaluating educational background and work experience or personal character
- Resume and career statement with career goals
Students who do not meet the criteria for Full Admission to the MHA program, will be considered for Probational Admission with the following criteria:
- A cumulative GPA of 2.50 to 2.99 AND
- 5 years healthcare management experience including supervisory responsibility and/or budget responsibility
After earning a grade of B or higher in the first two MHA courses, students will be converted to Full Admission.
How long will it take to complete the online Master of Health Administration program?
The program can be completed in as few as two years, however, the online modality means you can complete coursework as your schedule allows within the weekly fixed deadlines. If you need to take a term off for any reason, Queens University of Charlotte is happy to accommodate you.
Get More Information
To learn more about the Queens University of Charlotte online MHA and how it can position you for continued success in a flourishing industry, complete the request information form or call a program manager toll free at 866-313-2356.