MA in Aging Studies to Master of Health Administration

Students completing the WSU Master of Arts in aging studies (AGE) program may be allowed to apply up to 12 credit hours (four courses) to the WSU Master of Health Administration (MHA) program (i.e., double-counting 12 credit hours between the two programs). The 12 credit hours are completed as a requirement for the AGE program’s senior living management concentration and should be taken from the courses in the MHA curriculum. The crossover coursework includes:

Course Title Hours
Select 12 credit hours from the following:12
Skilled Nursing Home Management and Operations
Health Law and Ethics
Issues and Trends in Health Professions
Health Care Leadership and Operations Management
Human Resource Management in Health Care Organizations
Healthcare Finance
Health Care Policy and Administration
Total Credit Hours12

The main objective for this dual degree is to provide the opportunity for students to structure the curriculum in such a way that both programs can be completed within a reasonable time frame. The double-counting rule allows students to complete both programs by taking 66 total credit hours of coursework. The AGE program must be successfully completed before the student can be admitted to the MHA program for the completion of the dual master's degree.