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Healthcare Administration MHA

The MHA at the Texas Medical Center

Located at 6624 Fannin on the 14th floor of the Fannin Tower, our Masters of Healthcare Administration program is in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. With over 2400 alumni, most contributing to Houston area hospital systems.


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Your MHA, Your Way

Our program offers a flexible eight-week format with options for hybrid classes and fully online asynchronous sessions. Face-to-face classes are scheduled in the evening hours for career flexibility.

Photo of our our newly finished student lounge in the Texas Medical Center.
The MHA student lounge at the Texas Medical Center facility.

Notable Alumni:

  • Craig Cordola - Executive Vice President, Ascension Capital
  • Cris Daskevich - CEO Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
  • Keith Parrott - Senior Vice President, retired CEO of AMITA Health and Tenet Healthcare
  • Christina Tegbe - Founder and CEO of 54 Thrones

Recent Internship Placements Include:

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston Methodist
  • St. Luke's Hospital 
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • Texas Eye Institute
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center

Joint MHA/MBA Program:

We offer a 60-hour joint Masters of Healthcare Administration and Masters of Business Administration. Learn more about the benefits of our MHA/MBA program.

Value for Your Investment:

Graduates of our program typically earn more than graduates of other regional universities. Our costs are strategically lower than flagship universities, making us one of the best value-for-the-dollar opportunities in Texas higher education.

Photo of the recent MGMA Case Competition winners.
Recent MGMA Case Competition winners.

Recent Student Successes:

  • First place at the National Association of Health Services Executives Student Case Competition in fall 2020.
  • First place at the UT School of Public Health Fleming Center Case Competition in spring 2020.
  • Second place in the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Case Competition in fall 2019.
  • First place at the MGMA Case Competition in 2022.
  • First place at the MGMA Case Competition in 2023.
Photo of the Healthcare Administration students in Kenya
Healthcare Administration students on enrollment abroad journey to Kenya.

Contact us to learn more about how our Masters of Healthcare Administration program can elevate your career. Visit us at 6624 Fannin, 14th floor, Fannin Tower, Texas Medical Center, Houston. 


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



Admission Requirements

We're excited that you want to enroll in University of Houston-Clear Lake as a student in our College of Business. Examine the important steps in the admissions process today.

  • MHA
  • 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).

    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 from an accredited college or university in a country on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a graduate or professional degree from a country where English is the native language or on the SBEC-approved list of countries; or
    • Earned a Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D., D.D.S. or J.D. from accredited U.S. institution (or U.S. licensure).
  • Supplemental Documentation

    Applicants that do not meet the criteria to waive the standardized test requirement must also submit:

    • 3 Letters of Recommendation
    • Current Resume
    • Personal Statement of Career Goals


Degree Requirements

Understanding the classes you need to take for your degree in the College of Business is crucial to planning out your education. Learn how you can pursue success at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Healthcare Administration, MHA


Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Returning UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Deadline - May 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    Deadline - April 1

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

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

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


Locations

UH-Clear Lake Texas Medical Center

UH-Clear Lake Texas Medical Center

6624 Fannin St.
14th Floor
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.

About UHCL Texas Medical Center

Hybrid

Hybrid

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


Healthcare Administration MHA Faculty

Femi Ayadi
Ayadi

Femi Ayadi

Professor of Healthcare Administration,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1712
Email: AyadiM@UHCL.edu
Office: 6624 Fannin St., 14th Floor, Houston, TX 77030

Femi Ayadi Faculty Bio

Ashish Chandra
Ashish Chandra

Ashish Chandra

Professor of Healthcare Administration,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1717
Email: chandra@uhcl.edu

Ashish Chandra Faculty Bio

J. Mark Clardy
J. Mark Clardy

James Mark Clardy

Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1713
Email: clardy@uhcl.edu

James Mark Clardy Faculty Bio

Phillip Decker
Phillip Decker

Phillip Decker

Professor of Healthcare Administration,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1715
Email: decker@uhcl.edu
Office: 6624 Fannin St., 14th Floor, Houston, TX 77030

Phillip Decker Faculty Bio

Shivani Gupta
Shivani Gupta

Shivani Gupta

Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration,
Business

Contact number: 282-212-1716
Email: gupta@uhcl.edu

Shivani Gupta Faculty Bio

Raymond Khoury

Raymond J. Khoury

Executive in Residence, Faculty and Department Chair in Healthcare Administration,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1711
Email: khoury@uhcl.edu
Office: 6624 Fannin St., 14th Floor, Houston, TX 77030

Raymond J. Khoury Faculty Bio

Jordan Mitchell
Jordan Mitchell

Jordan P. Mitchell

Professor of Healthcare Administration,
Business

Contact number: 281-212-1714
Email: mitchellj@uhcl.edu
Office: 6624 Fannin St., 14th Floor, Houston, TX 77030

Jordan P. Mitchell Faculty Bio