Frequently Asked Questions
Is LSU Shreveport's 100% online MHA program accredited?
Yes. The MHA program is based in LSU Shreveport’s School of Business and holds both SACS and AACSB-International accreditation.
I am located a great distance away from LSU Shreveport's campus. Are there any requirements that students visit campus for orientation sessions, examinations, etc.?
No. The MHA program is 100% online, meaning that every aspect of the program is conducted virtually. With Internet access, students can pursue studies from anywhere in the world. Annually, the James K. Elrod Department of Health Administration conducts two campus events, permitting MHA students the opportunity to interact with each other on a face-to-face basis, but attendance is optional.
How much does tuition cost? What about textbooks?
Tuition and fees information can be found elsewhere on this website by conducting a keyword search on "tuition.” One can gain an understanding of typical textbook costs by consulting the "Bookstore" link under "Quick Links" at the top of this page and exploring textbook requirements for the MHA program's course offerings.
When do courses begin? How long do courses last?
This information can be found by consulting the "Calendars" link under "Quick Links" at the top of this page.
Can I receive a GMAT waiver on the basis of prior education and/or work experience?
No. The GMAT is required for all applicants seeking admission into the MHA program. Further, a score of 450 or higher is required in order for admission to be granted. We do not make any exceptions in our admission criteria.
Can I substitute the GRE for the GMAT?
No. We do not accept the GRE or any other admission test in lieu of the GMAT.
Can I enroll in a limited number of MHA courses prior to completing my application and seeking formal admission?
No. The MHA program does not offer any form of conditional admission. Coursework is off limits to anyone who does not meet or exceed each and every admission requirement. In order to determine this, a completed application is required.
I plan to apply next semester, but this semester I’d like to begin taking foundation courses. Is this advised?
No. Before investing in foundation coursework, one first must determine eligibility for admission. Since we do not make any exceptions in our admission policy, entry is not possible without meeting or exceeding all admission requirements. Applicants must first know where they stand before contemplating any form of coursework.
I took an undergraduate speech course. Will this substitute for the MADM 210 foundation course?
No. MADM 210 specifically deals with business communication. An undergraduate speech course is not an equivalent.
I took macroeconomics as an undergraduate. Will this substitute for the ECON 285 foundation course?
This would be considered a partial equivalent. You would also need an undergraduate course in microeconomics in order for ECON 285 to be waived.
I took a financial accounting course as an undergraduate. Will this substitute for the ACCT 285 foundation course?
This would be considered a partial equivalent. You would also need an undergraduate course in managerial accounting in order for ACCT 285 to be waived.
Are foundation courses offered online?
Foundation courses are not part of the MHA program. Therefore, assurances of online offerings cannot be guaranteed. Many of our students take foundation course equivalents online through other accredited institutions of higher learning, with community colleges being a very popular provider of such.
I work on a full-time basis. What course load do most employed students take?
Most MHA students who are employed full-time take 1/2 of the available course offerings each term. Some take more; some take less. Please click the Course Rotation link to view the offerings available each term.