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Health Care Administration MHCA

The Master of Arts in Health Care Administration (M.H.C.A.) degree is a 36-semester-hour accredited professional program designed primarily for public service adult lifelong learners who want to refine their knowledge, skills and abilities. The degree program consists of a core curriculum of 12 cognate courses culminating in a capstone for strategic applications in health care organizations.


  1. GPA of 3.0 or higher from a regionally accredited undergraduate program. Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA but with acceptable evidence of professional potential, shown through recent academic performance and experiential background, may be granted probationary admissions.
  2. Professional rÈsumÈ, including references.
  3. Two letters of recommendation.
  4. Completed prerequisite courses with ìBî grade or better in Economics (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, or a combination course)
  5. Statement of purpose describing career goals in health care administration.
  6. Possible interview.
  7. TOEFL (if English is not the applicantís primary language).

Master of Arts in Health Care Administration

MHCA Curriculum

36 hours

HCAD 500Fundamental Skills for Graduate Study2
HCAD 520Health Care Systems Analysis3
HCAD 530Health Care Problem-solving Skills3
HCAD 540Health Care Research3
HCAD 550Health Care Ethics3
HCAD 560Health Care Delivery and Project Management3
HCAD 570Health Care Managerial Economics3
HCAD 580Health Care Team Building3
HCAD 590Health Care Information Systems Management3
HCAD 610Health Care Leadership and Change Management3
HCAD 620Health Care Risk and Policy Issues3
HCAD 630Health Care Strategy Capstone3


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.