Samford University’s Master of Healthcare Administration prepares students to be the next generation of leaders of healthcare systems and organizations. With our fast-track option, undergraduate students have the opportunity to earn their B.S. in healthcare administration and Master of Healthcare Administration in just five years of study.

The first three years of the fast-track program are dedicated to completing all required undergraduate healthcare administration courses. Students enroll in the Master of Healthcare Administration during their senior year. Participation in this program requires careful advisement and scheduling.

Application Process

Students are required to apply for the fast-track program during the spring semester of their freshmen year. The application should be completed and submitted online. Eligible applicants will be invited for an interview. To receive the application link, contact Karen Eddins at kleddins@samford.edu.

Admission Requirements

Students must first be admitted to Samford University. To apply, go to samford.edu/admission. Students must then meet the following requirements:

Entering Requirements

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.50 or higher
  • Have an ACT score of 26 or higher
  • Earn a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA on all work done at Samford University.
  • Submit three letters of reference
    • At least two letters must be from faculty members at Samford University
  • Complete all convocation credit by the end of your junior year
  • Submit the fast-track program application

Progression Requirements

  • Maintain a minimum GPA to remain in the program
    • GPA of 3.40 after 65 semester hours (end of sophomore year)
    • GPA of 3.30 after 101 semester hours (end of junior year)
  • Must earn at least a B or better in the first semester of all graduate course work.
  • Make a grade of C or better in each required undergraduate course. (Note: A grade of C- or lower constitutes a failure in all required healthcare administration courses.)
    • A student will be allowed to take a failed healthcare administration course only one additional time.
  • When a student completes the undergraduate course work and begins the M.H.A. course work, he or she will follow the Graduate Healthcare Administration Student Progression Policy.

Students who do not meet the progression requirements for the fast-track Master of Healthcare Administration program will be converted to the B.S. in healthcare administration program if the student chooses to remain in the program and has not been otherwise terminated from it.

Eligible Major

Samford's fast-track Master of Healthcare Administration is currently available for undergraduate student pursuing a major in:

  • Healthcare Administration

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