Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Master of Health Administration
Mid-Career Credit Option Application
Description of the Mid-Career Option (MCO)
The MHA Program Committee of the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, may grant up to a maximum of 9 credit hours toward the MHA degree for students who have had significant professional level work experience in management and policy development. “Professional” level work requires extensive education or specialized training (e.g., at least an undergraduate degree) and gives substantial control over the manner in which it is done to the person performing it.
Credit will be granted for work experience gained before the student completes 36 credit hours of course work in the MHA program. Students must register for the required internship experience as well as pay for the MCO credits, just as they would pay for regular class credits.
Application Process and Policies
Students are eligible to apply for Mid-Career credit at the time of application for graduate study or until they have competed 36 hours of course work in the MHA program. Professional experience acquired after the completion of 36 hours of course work in the MHA program will not be considered in awarding Mid-Career credit.