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Healthcare Administration Program MHA

Master the Business of Healthcare in as little as 14 months or on your schedule.

UHCL's Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Program is ideal for current and future healthcare workers who aspire to pursue a management or executive role in the healthcare industry. The program cultivates a holistic higher-learning experience that goes beyond the classroom and provides opportunities for experiential learning, internships, case competitions and enrollment abroad.

Courses taught online and face-to-face will increase your knowledge of global business, corporate finance and decision-making at the executive level. Take advantage of active student organizations like Healthcare Financial Management, Healthcare Student Association, and Medical Group Management to enhance professional, social and technical skills. 

Program completion time can vary based on full- or part-time status and number of hours completed each eight-week session.

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

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Total Credit Hours
Top 10 MHA
For First-Year Earnings*
Jan, Jun, Aug
Start Dates

*Compared to other public Texas Institutions.

Why Should You Choose MHA at UHCL?

Elevate Your Career Potential

UHCL MHA graduates go on to become company chairpersons, CEOs, presidents, vice presidents and company founders in the hospital, insurance, pharmaceutical, physician practice, specialty, rehabilitation, mental health, and public health sectors. MHA alumni serve in prestigious institutions that are affiliated with the Houston healthcare system and many other outstanding medical institutions across the United States. Notable Alumni include:

  • James Springfield, President BCBS Texas
  • 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

Get the Most of Your Investment at UHCL

Costs are strategically lower than flagship universities, giving you value for your education investment. Most UHCL graduates place well in the job market with first-year earnings comparable with graduates of other universities but with typically half or less the debt of graduates from flagship universities.

Flexible Programs Designed for Your Schedule

UHCL students have unique needs and backgrounds. Our flexible eight-week format with in-person or fully online classes makes it easier to learn your way. Additionally, face-to-face classes are scheduled in the evenings for greater career flexibility. 

Texas Medical Center

Our MHA is in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, providing students opportunities for experiential learning in the hub of the latest in global medical education, research and innovation.

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The MHA student lounge at the Texas Medical Center facility.

Connections that Advance Your Career

With more than 2400 alumni, many of whom are leaders in the Houston hospital and healthcare system, you will have many opportunities to learn from and network with seasoned professionals to enhance your career development. Connecting with faculty, mentors and advisors will foster relationships invaluable to your success as a healthcare executive or professional. Greater than 76% of MHA students graduate within four years.

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

Master the Business of Saving Lives with a Joint MHA/MBA

Our 60-hour joint Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration will empower you to pursue a career as a top-level executive in any sector of the healthcare industry. The MBA can be completed fully online and integrates well with the MHA Program, which also offers many online options.

Learn more about the benefits of our MHA/MBA program.


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

Application Deadlines

For graduate student admissions information, please visit How to Apply as a Graduate Student.

New Students - August 1
Returning Students - August 15
International - May 1
New Students - January 5
Returning Students - January 15
International - October 1
New Students - May 1
Returning Students - May 25
International - April 1

International Students

For information regarding international student admissions, please visit International Admissions & Student Services.

Admissions Requirements

  • 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

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.

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

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Cost Information

Start your college budget today with a look at possible costs for your degree from the UHCL College of Business.

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UH-Clear Lake at Texas Medical Center

Phone: 281-283-7600

6624 Fannin St.
14th Floor
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.

About UHCL at Texas Medical Center


Femi Ayadi

Femi Ayadi

Professor of Healthcare Administration,

Contact number: 281-212-1712
Office: 6624 Fannin St., 14th Floor, Houston, TX 77030

Femi Ayadi Faculty Bio

Ashish Chandra
Ashish Chandra

Ashish Chandra

Professor of Healthcare Administration,

Contact number: 281-212-1717

Ashish Chandra Faculty Bio

J. Mark Clardy
J. Mark Clardy

James Mark Clardy

Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration,

Contact number: 281-212-1713

James Mark Clardy Faculty Bio

Phillip Decker
Phillip Decker

Phillip Decker

Professor of Healthcare Administration,

Contact number: 281-212-1715
Office: 6624 Fannin St., 14th Floor, Houston, TX 77030

Phillip Decker Faculty Bio

Shivani Gupta
Shivani Gupta

Shivani Gupta

Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration,

Contact number: 282-212-1716

Shivani Gupta Faculty Bio

Raymond Khoury

Raymond J. Khoury

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

Contact number: 281-212-1711
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,

Contact number: 281-212-1714
Office: 6624 Fannin St., 14th Floor, Houston, TX 77030

Jordan P. Mitchell Faculty Bio

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