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Application Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following application materials as part of the admission process:

  1. Application

  2. Statement of Interest

  3. Official College Transcripts

  4. Two Letters of Recommendation

  5. 2 years of work experience preferred 

Admission Requirements

The MS program is a 6 trimester program for those who have all the admission prerequisites; an additional trimester is required for those who need prerequisite courses. In order to be admitted, an applicant must have completed a bachelor's degree with a 3.0 minimum GPA by the time of program entry. It is recommended that prospective applicants have a bachelor's degree in a field related to health policy and management (e.g. social/behavioral science, epidemiology, management, biological sciences, or health professions) or must have completed substantial coursework in one of those fields. In addition, prospective applicants must have completed the following academic prerequisites with a letter grade of B or better:    

Admission Prerequisites

  • 1 Semester of Management/Organizational Behavior (lower or upper division)

  • 1 Semester of Statistics (lower or upper division)

Students lacking basic management or statistics courses must complete Foundation courses to satisfy prerequisites during their first semester.  

Foundation Courses

  • HPM 202 - Essentials of Statistics (2 units)

  • HPM/BUS 205 - Essentials of Management (2 units)

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a total of 42 units (not including Foundations Courses) with a 3.0 Grade Point Average or better.  Additionally, students will need to complete a capstone Master's project and four credits of practicum, which is part of the curriculum.

  2. Must take all required HPM courses at MSMU.