The online Master of Health Administration at App State

The online Master of Health Administration online program at App State connects busy professionals like yourself with the knowledge and skills to lead health care organizations — without having to relocate.

This degree embodies Appalachian’s mission by preparing students to lead purposeful lives as engaged health care executives who are eager to acquire and create knowledge, promote a spirit of inclusion, communicate effectively and think critically. As a graduate, you will be prepared to advance your management career in a variety of health care organizations, including, but not limited to, hospitals, long-term care, urgent care, research facilities, mental health, bio-tech organizations and medical health equipment companies.

In addition to a strong core curriculum in general health administration, this program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), offers you two possible areas of focus: health care leadership and health informatics.

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Degree details


  • The Health Care Leadership concentration focuses on leadership in health care as well as health care operations management. Click for course information.
  • The Health Informatics concentration focuses on data analytics and data management in health care. Click for course information.

(Not every course listed may be delivered to App State Online students, but you will be offered all courses required for the degree.)

Program information

  • This program blends synchronous (set meeting times in an online classroom) and asynchronous (with coursework completed on your schedule) courses.
  • One-to-three classes per semester, year-round, depending on full-time or part-time option
  • Students will spend no more than 1.5 days (Friday and Saturday) per semester on the Appalachian campus.
  • Completion time: two years (full time) or three years (part time)

Eligibility and application requirements


Applicants must:

Note: Preference will be given to applicants with at least two years of work experience and who have satisfactory completion of coursework in financial accounting and statistics (at least 3 credit hours) at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Admissions exam:

An admission exam is not required for this program.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed online application to the graduate school
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts (or evaluated transcripts for degrees and coursework earned outside of the United States) should be uploaded showing any completed degrees and coursework.
    Note: Official transcripts will be required prior to enrolling.
  • Application fee
  • Personal statement including career goals and personal experience in health care
  • Three letters of reference pertaining to academic ability, professional competence and personal character

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