The degree requires a minimum of 36 graduate credits, including a 3-credit, faculty-supervised paper. Three credits of 400-level work may be included in the electives. An overall 3.00 (B) or higher grade-point average must be earned in all 400- and 500-level work.

Transfer Credits and Course Substitutions

Students may transfer up to 9 credits from an external institution, or up to 15 credits of nondegree work from Penn State, if the credits contribute to the required core and the electives. Transfer credits require approval by the program coordinator.

Grade-Point Average and Time Limit

Students may start the program at the beginning of any semester. Part-time students usually take one or two 3-credit courses each semester. Students may also take one or two courses during the summer session to maintain steady progress toward the degree. All Health Administration courses are offered during the evening, on campus, for the convenience of part-time students. A student may complete the MHA program on a part-time basis in about two to four years.

Students must have a 3.00 grade-point average to graduate and all degree requirements (including acceptance of the completed master’s paper) must be met within eight years of admission to graduate status.

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