Master of Health Science (MHS) Graduate Degree - 36 credit hours

The Department of Allied Health offers a master's degree designed specifically for health care professionals interested in building their knowledge and skills in education as well as health care administration. The education emphasis of the degree is relevant to all health care professionals given their role in patient education, mentoring of students, and continuing education. A background in education is also valuable for career advancement into higher education, medical applications training, and community outreach, for example. All courses are offered online to meet the needs of adult learners. Part-time and full-time scheduling options are available.


Admissions Requirements

  1. Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Unconditional acceptance is awarded to candidates with a cumulative gpa of 3.0 in the last 60 hours.
  • Conditional acceptance award to candidates with a cumulative gpa of 2.75-2.99 in the last 60 hours.


  1. At least two (2) years of work experience in a health care profession.
  • Professional experience includes, but is not limited to, the following areas: dentistry, health care administration, health information technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, radiology, radiation therapy, respiratory therapy, and nursing.


Admissions Process

  1. Complete the Online Graduate Application found at
  2. The online application requires the creation of an account.
  3. Within the online application, select the “Degree Seeking” option when prompted.
  4. Within the online application, upload unofficial transcripts demonstrating completion of a bachelor’s degree. Official transcripts are required only after being admitted. Official transcripts may be sent electronically to or via U.S. mail to Admissions, 1700 SW College Ave., Topeka, KS 66621.
  5. Within the online application, upload a one-page educational goal statement addressing how the MHS program will support future academic and/or career goals.
  6. Within the online application, upload a resume demonstrating at least two (2) years of work experience in a health care profession.
  7. Pay the $40 application fee. (fee waived until July 31, 2021)


Degree Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours of required coursework.
  • Maintain no less than a “B” (3.0) grade point average in the MHS coursework.
  • Maintain continuous enrollment each regular semester (fall and spring). A minimum of one (1) credit hour of graduate work constitutes continuous enrollment.
  • Complete degree requirements within six (6) years.

Apply Now

June 1 is the priority deadline to be considered for the following fall class.  Additional applications may be accepted after the priority deadline on a space available basis.

Online Graduate Application

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