How much does an online master’s in healthcare administration degree cost?
Tuition and fees vary dramatically by institution. Private colleges and universities typically charge rates at the top of the scale, while public universities can cost much less. Most programs charge between $20,000 to $50,000.
Can a master’s student work while attending the MHA program?
It is extremely challenging to undertake an online MHA degree on a full-time basis while maintaining an outside job. Part-time students may have an easier go of it, but the work will still be rigorous.
Are all MHA distance degree programs offered entirely online?
There are programs that run the gamut from 100% online to hybrid programs requiring a balance of on-campus and online studies.Of course, online programs that include an internship require presence at a real-world healthcare organization. Investigate target universities to determine how much time will be needed away from home.
Will the MHA faculty want to interview me?
Following the submission of a complete application and supporting materials, the university admissions committee will evaluate whether a student meets the admission requirements. If approved, an MHA student can expect to be invited to interview with faculty. Master’s students may be invited to discuss the program and their qualifications with current students. For online students who cannot commute to campus, the graduate program may arrange telephone or Skype interviews.
Will I still have access to student resources in an online MHA program?
It’s important to ask potential programs which support services are available for distance students who may be logging in from all around the world. Typically, MHA students have 24/7 access to tech support. Conventional student services such as academic advising, career services, and financial aid may be available only at designated hours in the university’s time zone. Grad students should ask about provisions for library access.
What is the computer/technology requirements for an online master’s in healthcare administration program?
Students’ online program’s technical support staff will discuss the best way to prepare their computer for online learning. Some students may have to have their web browser configured to mesh properly with the university’s online course management software. Having practical experience with email public health, streaming multimedia, discussion threads and video conferencing are a plus.