Two male Master of Health Administration Students walk through the Soules College of Business with laptops at The University of Texas at Tyler

Online Master of Health Administration

Improve the Health and Well-Being of East Texas

The healthcare industry is facing enormous challenges as it tries to keep pace with increased demand. The University of Texas at Tyler’s online Master of Health Administration equips you with the quantitative and operational skills to steer your organization in the right direction. Make a positive impact on your community by using data to help implement better patient care, maximize resources and develop sound decision-making strategies. Our comprehensive, high-value and flexible degree taps into your leadership potential without interrupting your current professional obligations.

Why Earn a Master of Health Administration From UT Tyler?

As a student in East Texas’s only academic health science center, you have the opportunity to focus your studies on the region’s specific issues and learn from experts who are actively engaged in building better and more equitable healthcare systems. If you envision yourself as a mission-driven, effective leader in the healthcare industry, our degree gives you the competitive advantage to get there.

Distinguish yourself and invest in your success with an innovative, practical degree:

  • 100% Online: Take advantage of our flexible class times and remote learning to advance your career within your busy schedule. Choose to study full time or part time. You can finish the degree in two years or opt to complete it at your own pace within six.
  • Affordable: Total MHA program costs are approximately $12,000, making it one of the most cost-effective programs of its kind in the state. Reduce the cost of your education through scholarships and graduate assistantships.
  • Rigorous Coursework: Acquire the in-demand skills for driving healthcare organizations forward. We base our classes on developing expert competencies in topics spanning healthcare finances and operations to policy, strategy, analytics, current industry issues and human resources.
  • Renowned Faculty: Learn from board-certified professionals who bring their real-world experience into the digital classroom. Our small class sizes encourage one-on-one interactions and meaningful relationships with faculty.
  • Experiential Education: Apply advanced leadership skills and in-depth subject knowledge through a residency and a capstone project. Gain relevant networking and professional experience through our healthcare partners.


The online Master of Health Administration is a 36-credit-hour program that consists of nine core comprehensive courses, two electives and an internship or capstone course.

MHA coursework emphasizes mastery in the following five focus areas:

  • Measurement and Analysis: Define a problem, evaluate a situation and brainstorm solutions through the analysis of relevant data. Implement metrics to assess performance, find alternative courses of action and reach strategic goals.
  • Communication: Convey relevant information to different stakeholders, encourage productive dialogue and use creative strategies to disseminate relevant messages.
  • Leadership: Create a shared vision and motivate others to achieve common goals through clear direction, effective delegation, high performance and personal accountability.
  • Law and Ethics: Build a strong legal and policy foundation to guide operations while maintaining high ethical standards and common values.
  • Professional Development: Make meaningful contributions to the field through ongoing education, organizational improvement and a commitment to excellence.

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Careers in Health Administration

The healthcare industry employs over 18 million people and is the fastest-growing sector in the country. Hospitals, clinics, private practices, government agencies and other organizations that deliver patient care all need capable professionals who can streamline their operations without sacrificing quality medical attention. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment outlook for health administrators to grow 28% from 2021 to 2031. As of 2021, the median salary was $101,340.

Begin or advance a career in:

  • Consulting firms
  • Educational organizations
  • Health insurance organizations
  • Healthcare management companies
  • Healthcare policy organization
  • Healthcare systems
  • Hospitals and physician practices
  • Local health departments and health-related nonprofit organizations
  • Local mental health authorities
  • Nursing homes and elder care facilities
  • Rehabilitation and specialty facilities

How to Apply

Effective for Fall 2023 Applicants: A personal interview with admission committee member(s) is required if the applicant meets other requirements.


  • Preferred overall 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and a 3.0 in the field of study.
  • Applicant must be in the final year of undergraduate work or hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Cover letter addressing interest in the program.
  • Personal Statement addressing why the applicant is interested in the program and goals upon program completion.
  • Current résumé or curriculum vitae outlining education, training and experience.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation by former professors and/or employers to highlight why the applicant would do well in the MHA program.
  • Official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended. Official transcripts must be mailed or electronically sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions from their primary source:
    • Office of Graduate Admissions HPR 248
      The University of Texas at Tyler
      3900 University Blvd.
      Tyler, TX 75799
    • Email:
  • An interview with the program’s admission committee is required.


Applicants with bachelor’s degrees from foreign institutions must provide satisfactory English proficiency exam scores [Minimums: TOEFL (79), IELTS (6.5 band with at least a 6.0 in each subsection), PTE (53) or Duolingo English Test (105)] and a course-by-course international transcript as outlined here.

  • Complete and submit the online graduate program application.
  • Submit the additional documents, as outlined in the program requirements section.
  • There is a $50 application fee for domestic applicants and a $75 application fee for international applicants.
  • An interview with the program’s admission committee is required.
  • July 30 (Fall)
  • Nov. 15 (Spring)

The university makes decisions on a rolling basis and reviews applications when completed, with decisions issued in about seven days.

Next Steps

Step into the next phase of your career. Discover all the places a Master of Health Administration from UT Tyler can take you.