The Master of Health Administration degree program at GSU admits students twice a year in the Fall and Spring semesters. Students can apply either via GSU’s application site or via HAMPCAS application site.

Apply to GSU

If you are a GSU student or alumni you can get the application fee waived by using fee waiver code: GSU_GRAD

Apply via HAMPCAS

The HAMPCAS application site closes every year for updates and maintenance. To check the site open date, please 
click here and click on the application information tab. 


GPA. An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or a GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study is required.  

Official transcripts from each institution attended. Official transcripts of undergraduate degree are required. Transcripts not in English or obtained from institutions outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified translation and transcript evaluations by WES or ECE

English Proficiency. International applicants must take and submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For more information on either tests, please visit our Graduate Admissions Checklist.


References (2).
Two letters of recommendation that support the applicant for graduate study in health administration are required. Recommendation letters should come from previous academic faculty and/or professional peers, managers and supervisors. If the applicant has been out of school or unemployed for more than five years, he/she may petition for a waiver.

Personal Statement. Describe your personal, academic, and professional background. Why did you become interested in the health care industry? Where do you foresee yourself in the future and how will the MHA degree contribute to your career goals? Please limit your personal statement to no more than 1,000 words.

Interview. The admissions committee will review all completed applications and may require a brief interview via telephone, Skype or in-person.

Bank Statements and Affidavits of Support. International students are required to submit bank statements, and affidavits of support.

All required application material should be submitted by May 31 for Fall admission consideration and by November 15 for Spring admission consideration. Applicants can expect to hear program decisions between May through early June for Fall admission, and between November through early December for Spring Admission. 


GSU students and alumni (within past 5 years) are eligible for guaranteed admission to the Master of Health Administration program with an overall GPA of 3.5 or in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study at GSU. Undergraduate transcript is required. Letters of recommendation, personal statement, and interview are waived.


For students transferring from other graduate programs of GSU or of other institutions, a copy of earned bachelor degree transcript and current graduate study transcript are required. Students transferring from other CAHME accredited programs can transfer a maximum of 12 hours credit for required courses. The request for transfer credit should be made to the MHA Admission Committee for review and approval.


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For further questions, please contact Dr. Ning Lu at, phone: 708. 534.4916


Laura Mueller at , phone: 708-534-7622