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Admission Requirements

Our application and admission process is committed to evaluating applications holistically based on a student’s ability to successfully undertake the rigors of graduate study and contribute meaningfully to our classroom conversations and academic community. 

Students who wish to apply to the Healthcare Administration program must meet the following admission requirements.

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential) from a U.S. college or university.
    • It is recommended that prospective applicants have a bachelor's degree in a field related to Healthcare Administration (e.g. social/behavioral science, epidemiology, management, biological sciences, or health professions) or completed substantial coursework in one of those fields.
  • Possess a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. If your GPA does not meet this minimum, and feel that your GPA is not an indicator of your potential to succeed in our program, we still encourage you to submit an application and provide a brief statement explaining the circumstances that affected your GPA. This statement can be included as part of the online application.
  • Completed the following academic pre-requisites with a letter grade of B or better by the time of program entry:
    • 1 semester Economics
    • 1 semester Accounting
    • 1 semester Finance
  • Students lacking these pre-requisite courses must take the following Foundation courses to satisfy the prerequisites by the time of program entry:
    • HPM 201 – Foundation of Health Economics (2 units)
    • HPM 208 – Foundation of Health Accounting and Finance (3 units)

Application Requirements

GRE

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is NOT required. 

For Questions or Assistance

For questions or assistance related to the graduate application process, please contact the Graduate Admission Office at 213-477-2800 or via email: gradprograms@msmu.edu. You can also contact Dr. Stephen Inrig, Academic Program Director, at sinrig@msmu.edu.