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BSHCL to MHA (4+1)

During the junior year, students who have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, who have a 3.0 GPA in the required health care leadership courses, who have not earned grades of less than C in science courses and courses required for the health care leadership major, and who have completed the program of study through the junior year, will be invited to enroll in the 4+1 program.

Admission Requirements

Students who are admitted into the HCL/MHA 4+1 during their senior year will be admitted directly into the MHA program upon graduation from their HCL program assuming they continue to meet the progression requirements. Applications should be submitted no later than the close of spring semester of the Junior year.


Requirements for progression include maintenance of a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 average in all graduate level classes, and no grades of less than B- in any required graduate courses.

Fall Semester, Senior Year

Courses Credits
Humanities   3
Guided Elective   3
Interprofessional Education
Introduction to Evidence Based Practice in Health Professions 3
Interprofessional Education 518 Global Health Care Systems 3
Health Administration 501 Understanding the Profession and Health Care Organizations 3
Total Credits 15


Spring Semester, Senior Year

Courses Credits
Health Care Leadership 470 Health Care Leadership Strategies 3
Health Care Leadership 480 Health Care Leadership Practicum 5
Health Administration 601 Research and Program Evaluation 3
Health Administration 675 Organizational and Government Policy in Health Care 3
Total Credits 14