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
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per semester. The calculated tuition and fee total is an estimate and may be subject
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- MBA, MHA*, MHA/MBA*, MA-HRM, MS-Envr Mgmt, MS-MIS**
Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
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
- 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)
** Test Score Waivers for MS Accounting and MS MIS will be effective for Spring 2018 admissions.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
Spring 2019Final - January 22
Summer 2019New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Former UHCL Students - May 28
Fall 2019New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 12
Spring 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
Former UHCL Students - TBA(Early January 2020)
Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.
Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking 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.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1**
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
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.
**The final deadline has been extended for Fall 2019. Students interested in still applying should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details.
UH-Clear Lake Texas Medical Center
2151 West Holcombe
Houston, TX 77030
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.
Accreditations and Distinctions
|University of Houston-Clear Lake is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.|