FAQs

Application Deadline?

The application deadline for the Executive MSHA Program is March 1st of each year. After March 1st, applications will be considered on a space available basis. It is recommended that you apply beginning in January as the application review process begins in March with interviews conducted March through May. A new cohort of students is only admitted once per year with classes beginning in the fall.

Application Requirements?

Prospective students may apply to the Executive MSHA Program through the UAB application system. Links for applying may be found on the Executive MSHA web page and in the left-side menu. In order for an application to be considered complete, prospective students must submit the on-line application to include a resume, essays, 3 letters of reference on-line, and provide official transcript(s) to the UAB Graduate School. Only complete applications will be considered for an interview.

Admissions Exam?

No admission test is required for the Executive MSHA format. GPA? The minimum GPA is 3.0 on a 4-point scale (either overall or in the last 60 hours of coursework).

Interview Required?

An interview is required prior to an admissions decision. The interview process typically begins in late March. During the interview process, prospective students will meet with MSHA Program leadership, faculty members, and alumni.

Other Requirements?

Applicants to the UAB Executive MSHA Program must have at least five years healthcare related work experience (in either a clinical or management position), must be currently working full-time in healthcare, and must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university.

Class Size?

The UAB Executive MSHA Program enrolls 30 to 35 students each fall with diverse backgrounds, education and experience levels.

Curriculum?

The course sequence for the UAB Executive MSHA Program encompasses 24 months (6 semesters total: Fall, Spring and Summer) and combines a week of on-campus classes each semester with distance learning requirements the remainder of each term. Please click here to view the on/off campus schedule.

Format of the Program?

The UAB Executive MSHA Program is a full-time, blended format designed for healthcare professionals with 5 or more years of experience and combines distance learning with a week on-campus each semester. Neither the Executive MSHA Program nor the Residential MSHA Program are offered part-time or fully on-line.

Electives?

The UAB Executive MSHA Program is highly structured with a rigorous course load each semester. As such, there are no opportunities to select electives.

Capstone?

Through the specially designed capstone experience, UAB Executive MSHA students gain experience applying their new knowledge and skills during visits to national and international health care organizations. This intensive 3-4 day experience exposes students to international organizations and to leaders on the cutting edge of health care. Tuition covers the cost of lodging, meals and materials for the trip. Transportation costs are covered by the student. This trip occurs during the student’s second year.