Accelerated Bachelor's to MHSA Program Policies

Please see the Graduate College’s Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program webpage and official Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Policy for information pertaining to all Accelerated Programs.

Admissions Requirements

Students interested in pursuing the accelerated Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Health Care Administration and Health Science Specializations) to Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) must complete the following application requirements:  

1.      By the start of the student’s Accelerated status, they must have either:

- 75 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.2[1], or

- 90 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.0;

2.      A completed Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Application;

3.      Official transcripts from all universities attended;

4.      At least one letter of recommendation from a full-time BGSU faculty member, preferably from graduate faculty within the student’s major or targeted graduate program.

Accelerated MHSA Program Plan  

Students enrolled in the accelerated MHSA should follow the following course schedule for planning out graduate work that begins while still enrolled as an undergraduate student, followed by the courses taken when fully enrolled as a graduate student in the MHSA program.  In order to complete this plan in an accelerated format, students must choose the Plan II option (non-thesis).  

Undergraduate Accelerated Status (limited to 9 credits maximum)

The following courses may be taken while an undergraduate student with Undergraduate Accelerated Status and will count for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees:

            Choose up to 9 credit hours from the following courses:

MHSA 6100 Managing Healthcare Complexities (3)

MHSA 6400 Healthcare Law and Ethics (3)

2MHSA 6820 Special Topics in Health Services Administration (1-3)

2MHSA 6890 Internship (3-6) (Not required for Health Science Specialization)

Graduate Accelerated Status

Courses to be taken once the bachelor’s degree has been completed and the student is fully enrolled as a graduate student in the MHSA program:

          Any courses not taken in the list above while in Undergraduate Accelerated Status.

MHSA 6210     Health Services Finance (3)

MHSA 6220     Healthcare Data Analytics and Decision Making (3)

MHSA 6230     Management for Health Information Systems (3)

MHSA 6310     Human Resources and Leadership Development in                                                  Health Services Practice (3)

ECON  5250     Health Economics (3)

MHSA 6320     Healthcare Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)

MHSA 6450     Quality Management in Health Services Delivery (3)

MHSA 6820     Topics in Health Services Administration (1-3)                                                                                  (repeatable)

Suggested Elective courses – 3 credit hours – Select from

PUBH 6700      Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit Analysis (3)

PUBH 5590      Epidemiology (3)

MHSA 6550     Social Determinants of Health (3)

MHSA 6820     Topics in Health Services Administration (1-3)                                              (repeatable)

Other appropriate course selected with advisement

Capstone/Project Requirement- Plan II – 3 credit hours

            MHSA 6900     Health Services Industry Capstone- Client Project / Fellowship (3)

[1] For the purposes of this policy, BGSU GPA is calculated based on BGSU credits only. However, credits transferred into BGSU may be counted as part of credit hours earned (not GPA).

[2] With approval from the MHSA Graduate Coordinator