Master of Health Administration to MA in Aging Studies

MHA to MA in Aging Studies

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

Course Title Hours
Select 12 credit hours from the following:12
Assisted Living Management and Operations
Senior Living Hospitality
Skilled Nursing Home Management and Operations
Supervisory Management in Health Care Organizations
Human Resource Management in Health Care Organizations
Health Care Policy and Administration
Health Care Leadership and Operations Management
Total Credit Hours12

The main objective for this change is to provide the opportunity for students to pursue dual degrees (MHA and AGE) and structures the curriculum allowing both programs to be completed within a reasonable time frame. The double-counting rule allows students to complete both programs by taking 66 credit hours of coursework. The MHA program must be successfully completed before the student can be admitted to the AGE program for the completion of the dual master's degree.