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Community Health:

Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA)

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Application Updates for Fall 2020 Applicants

Our domestic student application and scholarship consideration deadlines have been extended to July 1st. Also, historically our program has required an official GRE score when applying to our program. Due to COVID-19 interruptions optional waivers are available for applicants on a case by case basis. Please contact us at msha@ahs.illinois.edu for further information. All applications must be received by July 1st to be considered for a scholarship.

Financial Aid & Scholarships


The Illinois MSHA Program has limited scholarships available, ranging from $1,000-$10,000 per year.  Scholarships are awarded based on merit and/or need.  There is no separate scholarship application.  The application materials a student submits for admission are used to determine scholarship awards.

In order to be eligible to be considered for a scholarship, student applications must be submitted by the priority deadline of March 1st, 2020.

Students who are offered a scholarship will be notified by early March.


Like many professional degree programs, our program does not offer or accept tuition waivers. However, there are still many opportunities for financial assistance. Students may apply for hourly positions as: 1) graders for undergraduate courses, 2) graduate research assistants who work on faculty research projects, and 3) graduate assistantships. Additionally, some MSHA graduate students may obtain paid internships locally, nationally, or internationally from their sponsoring organizations as they fulfill their Applied Practice Experience (APE) requirements.

General information on assistantships and employment opportunities can be found at: http://www.grad.illinois.edu/funding-jobs

Students may also explore financial aid through The Office of Student Financial Aid: https://www.osfa.illinois.edu

NOTE: Students should be aware that even if they are hired for assistantships or awarded fellowships, the MSHA Program does not accept tuition waivers, even if another department offers to grant the waiver.

The MSHA program does honor statutory waivers which are authorized by the State of Illinois legislation. List of statutory waivers.

Contact Information

  • MSHA Program
  • Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
  • 1206 S. Fourth Street
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone: 217-244-1075
  • Email: MSHA@ahs.illinois.edu