Healthcare Administration MHA

Take Charge of Your Career

Even the best doctors and nurses need the support of strong managers and administrators. Earning a Master of Healthcare Administration from University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Business will help ensure that you have the skills and experience to keep any healthcare facility organized, efficient and on-budget. Predictions from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimate that the job market for healthcare administration managers will increase 22 percent by 2020. Your UHCL degree will prepare you to take advantage of those careers, whether it’s for an insurance provider, hospital, medical equipment company, physician practice, pharmaceutical company or public health advocacy group.

Your Education is Our First Priority

UHCL strives to create a culture that meets the needs and schedules of our diverse graduate student population. While an MHA from UHCL requires 36 credit-hours for completion, we’ve made each course only 8 weeks long.

  • Full-time, 14 months: 2 courses per 8-week term across the fall, spring and summer semesters
  • Part-time, 28 months: 1 course per 8-week term across the fall, spring and summer semesters

We also give you the chance to choose the class format that’s right for your career and life, thanks to a “hybrid” option where you do half your coursework online and the other half face-to-face.


Examine Your Opportunities

With UHCL alumni serving in renowned health care facilities throughout Houston, you will have the opportunity to work in institutions across the Texas Medical Center, whether through a residency, internship and/or co-op. Your classes will also be taught by professionals and academics who are active in their fields, instead of a resident or graduate assistant.

2016-2017 Texas-Resident Tuition Rates: $1,691 for one, three-hour course*

*Students receive a tuition and fee break by taking more courses per semester. Use the tuition calculator to compare how tuition and fees vary the more courses you take per semester. The calculated tuition and fee total is an estimate and may be subject to change. Excludes special fees that do not affect all students.

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Admission Requirements

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  • MBA, MHA*, MHA/MBA*, MA-HRM, MS-Envr Mgmt, MS-MIS**
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements

    Criteria that require submission of a standardized test score: Less than 3.000 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework and submission of GMAT score (GRE acceptable for MHA, HRM and ENVR MGMT)

    Criteria that waive a standardized test requirement:

    • 3.000 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework and Earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a country where English is the native language 

    -OR-

    • Earned a graduate degree or professional degree from a country where English is the native language or a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from accredited U.S. institution (or U.S. licensure)
    *Applications for the MHA and MHA/MBA must also submit (1) 3 letters of recommendation; (2) current resume; and (3) statement of career goals
    ** Test Score Waivers for MS Accounting and MS MIS will be effective for Spring 2018 admissions.


Degree Requirements

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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 4
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

  • Summer 2018

    New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)

  • Fall 2018

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 13
    Final* and Session Start - August 27

*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester


Locations

  UH-Clear Lake Texas Medical Center
 

UH-Clear Lake Texas Medical Center

2151 West Holcombe
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 281-283-7600

One of the leading centers of healthcare research and delivery around the globe, the Texas Medical Center gives UHCL the opportunity to offer four different healthcare-related degrees to working professionals.

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  Hybrid
 

Hybrid

Hybrid programs combine the flexibility and convenience of online learning with the benefits of in-person instruction.

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Accreditations and Distinctions

aacsb University of Houston-Clear Lake is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


Healthcare Administration MHA Faculty

Femi Ayadi
Ayadi

Femi Ayadi

Associate Professor of Healthcare Administration,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1712
Email: AyadiM@UHCL.edu
Office: 2151 W. Holcombe, Houston, TX, 77030, Suite 120, Room 125

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Ashish Chandra
Ashish Chandra

Ashish Chandra

Professor of Healthcare Administration,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1717
Email: chandra@uhcl.edu
Office: 2125 W. Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030, Suite 120, Room 127-A

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Phillip Decker
Phillip Decker

Phillip Decker

Professor of Healthcare Administration,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1715
Email: decker@uhcl.edu
Office: Suite 120, Room 130, 2151 W. Holcombe Houston, TX 77030

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Raymond Khoury

Raymond Khoury

Faculty Chair and Lecturer in Healthcare Administration,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1711
Email: khoury@uhcl.edu
Office: Suite 120, Room 135, 2151 W. Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030

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Dianne Love
Dianne Love

Dianne Love

Associate Professor of Healthcare Administration ,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1716
Email: love@uhcl.edu
Office: Suite 120, Room 132, 2151 W. Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030

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Jordan Mitchell

Jordan P. Mitchell

Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1714
Email: mitchellj@uhcl.edu
Office: 2151 W. Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030

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