Master of Health Administration

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The MHA program will accept students each year for course commencement in the fall. Applications will be accepted until June 21st of each year. As you prepare your application package, please keep the following in mind. The application process for this graduate program is a competitive one.  Increasingly, the number of qualified applications we receive exceeds the number of students we are able to accept into the program because of the significant amount of time faculty members spend in the education and development of each graduate student.  As such, we must make difficult admissions decisions each year that result in qualified applicants not being accepted into the program. Please note the following updated criteria are effective starting with applications received for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Tier I. Admission to the MHA program (Tier I) will be based on the following criteria:

  • Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.5,
  • A complete application package.  The package will include the items listed below and will be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office:
    • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work,
    • A statement of purpose explaining why the applicant desires to pursue an MHA and why atUIW,
    • One letter of recommendation.  The letter of recommendation should be from an individual who knows the applicant quite well, preferably from a workplace supervisor. 
  • Interview.  Once the completed application package is received from the Graduate Admissions Office it will be evaluated by the Program’s Admissions Committee.  Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an interview and evaluation conducted by at least two members of the MHA admissions committee.  Please note, while an interview is required for admission, it does not guarantee admission into the Program.
  • International students must obtain Certification of English proficiency (minimum of 550 on the TOEFL) or successful completion of a minimum level of 112 in ELS) in order to be accepted into the Program.

Tier II. Alternate admission to the MHA program (Tier II) will be based on the following criteria:

  • Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00 but less than 3.5,
  • A complete application package.  The package will include the items listed below and will be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office:
    • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work,
    • A statement of purpose explaining why the applicant desires to pursue an MHA and why atUIW,
    • One letter of recommendation.  The letter of recommendation should be from an individual who knows the applicant quite well, preferably from a workplace supervisor. 
  • Interview.  Once the completed application package is received from the Graduate Admissions Office it will be evaluated by the Program’s Admissions Committee.  Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an interview and evaluation conducted by at least two members of the MHA admissions committee.  Please note, while an interview is required for admission, it does not guarantee admission into the Program.
  • International students must obtain Certification of English proficiency (minimum of 550 on the TOEFL) or successful completion of a minimum level of 112 in ELS) in order to be accepted into the Program.

Those granted Alternate Admission will be assigned to Tier II with specific core courses to be taken at the beginning of the program all of which must be completed with a "B" or better.

Tier III. Probationary Admission to the MHA program (Tier III) will be based on the following criteria:

  • Baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5 but less than 3.0,
  • A complete application package.  The package will include the items listed below and will be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office:
    • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work,
    • A statement of purpose explaining why the applicant desires to pursue an MHA and why atUIW,
    • One letter of recommendation.  The letter of recommendation should be from an individual who knows the applicant quite well, preferably from a workplace supervisor.
    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test.  A minimum verbal score of 151, a minimum quantitative score of 150, and an analytical writing score of at least 4.0. OR a 560 or higher on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT). 
  • Interview.  Once the completed application package is received from the Graduate Admissions Office it will be evaluated by the Program’s Admissions Committee.  Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an interview and evaluation conducted by at least two members of the MHA admissions committee.  Please note, while an interview is required for admission, it does not guarantee admission into the Program.
  • International students must obtain Certification of English proficiency (minimum of 550 on the TOEFL) or successful completion of a minimum level of 112 in ELS) in order to be accepted into the Program.

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