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MHA + DO Concurrent Program

The College of Business and the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine have partnered to offer Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine students the opportunity to complete a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Idaho State University while pursuing their DO. This option is intended to give medical and healthcare professionals the tools they need to make strong financial decisions, understand marketing information, lead and motivate teams and make good and ethical business decisions. The ability to better understand the healthcare system will allow doctoral students to better serve their patients. 


MHA Overview & Courses

The MHA is offered in Meridian, Pocatello, Idaho Falls and online. In-person courses are offered in the evening with online synchronous courses also being available. As a concurrent program seeking student, you would complete your MHA at the same time as your DO, but earn your degrees from the two different schools.

ICOM students pursuing the MHA degree will be able to waive some MHA courses with corresponding courses in their doctoral program. Here is a look at which ICOM courses correspond to MHA courses and a sample program of study. 

MHA Core I


Sample Study Plan

How to Apply

DO students must have completed their first year of medical school before enrolling into any MHA courses. 

Your MCAT score will be used in place of the GRE/GMAT exams.

There are eight slots per year available in the MHA program for DO students.

You must complete at least 30 graduate credits at Idaho State to earn the MHA. But, most ICOM students can expect to take 33 credits (11 courses) in total for the Master of Healthcare Administration program.

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Fee: $65

Send Transcript to:

ISU Graduate School

921 S. 8th Ave, Mail Stop 8075

Pocatello, ID 83209-8075


Two Letters of Recommendation*

Statement of Purpose


Take the Test: GRE or GMAT (MCAT score accepted)

Send a Copy of MCAT Scores to: 

College of Business

*One of these letters must come from an advisor at ICOM.

Application Deadlines

June 1
November 1
April 1