Master of Health Administration - Residential 


Healthcare facilities are increasingly complex to manage due to a number of factors: increased governmental regulation, demand for accountability, advances in healthcare technology, the changing demographics of the country, and the variety of reimbursement systems. There is a pressing need for qualified healthcare administrators to plan, organize, direct, and control their organization's resources. Career opportunities abound for capable, highly skilled individuals. To help meet this need, the Master in Health Administration program in the College of Health Professions offers two formats, one in a full-time traditional day program (residential format) and one in an executive format via on-line course delivery. The residential MHA curriculum consists of 64 semester hours: 51 of core courses, 3 of electives and 10 in field experience.


  • A complete MUSC MHA application through the MUSC Office of Enrollment Management.
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred to be competitive. Previous graduate work should preferably reflect a GPA of 3.0 or above. Official transcripts from ALL colleges attended must be submitted to MUSC Office of Enrollment Management.
    • *Clemson University students who are on the Accelerated Pathway track must provide signed verification of Clemson general education requirements validated by the Clemson Registrar’s Office by time of matriculation into MUSC.
  • Three reference forms from individuals who can comment on the applicant’s professional background, academic capabilities, and motivation. Applicants provide the email address of 3 individuals on the application and the recommendation form is electronically sent to be completed.
  • The following courses should be completed prior to starting the program:

    o   Entering Class of 2021 – One undergraduate course in statistics and one      undergraduate course in accounting.

  • Students should have working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
  • As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, students applying to start in 2021 will receive a GRE waiver. A competitive score on the GRE or the GMAT is required for MHA Residential applicants. GRE scores or GMAT must be submitted to MUSC. Applicants with masters degrees and above may request a waiver of the GRE or GMAT. 

International Applicants

MUSC’s MHA degree program is unable to admit international students requiring an F-1 visa. Applications will only be accepted from U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or those holding other valid nonimmigrant visa classifications that allow participation in lawful study while in the United States.

Application Process

Applicants to the RMHA program at MUSC must complete: 

  1. MUSC MHA supplemental university application through MUSC Office of Enrollment Management
  2. In addition to the application itself, the applicant must complete supplemental instruction materials specific to the program to which they are applying. These forms are provided via email once an application has been submitted. Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from each post-secondary school attended, and all materials must be received by the application deadline.

*An application will not be considered complete unless all application materials are submitted prior to the application deadline. Application materials include official transcripts, official GRE or GMAT scores, reference forms, resume and essay.  

*Prerequisites may be in progress at time of application, but must be completed prior to matriculation at MUSC.

Application Deadlines

Start Term Application Type Available Deadline
Fall 2021  Regular July 1, 2020 April 15, 2021