Jun 23, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Master of Health Administration, 4+1 Option (MHA)

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The College of Nursing and Health Professions offers two options for a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree (MHA 4+1, and MHA). The MHA program will educate students for leadership roles in health care.

Regardless of the chosen option, the MHA degree is 39 credit hours. The MHA option is primarily delivered online with the exception of three intensive meetings. The 4+1 MHA option is held on the USI campus.

MHA Program Mission

The mission of the MHA program is to equip students with competencies, skills, and knowledge necessary to achieve and sustain leadership roles in the dynamic, growing field of healthcare. The program’s curriculum is based on evidence based practice enriched by fully integrated research activities with faculty and community partners.

MHA Program Vision

We strive to become a premiere provider of transformational healthcare leaders who positively impact the organizations they lead and the communities they serve.

Program Information

The MHA 4+1 Option allows current USI undergraduate students of any discipline the opportunity to earn both the Bachelor’s degree and the MHA degree in 5 years.

Admission Requirements for MHA 4+1 Option

  • Completion of at least 75 credit hrs.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two page letter of intent describing a clear rational for pursuing the MHA 4+1 program which ideally would include previous leadership experience in work or volunteer settings.
  • Two completed reference forms with one being from a USI faculty member.

These requirements may be submitted as an entire packet to the MHA Office or mailed to:

University of Southern Indiana
College of Nursing and Health Professions
Master of Health Administration 4+1 Option
8600 University Blvd., HP 2145
Evansville, IN  47712

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