How to Apply

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. 


Application Requirements

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 Students must meet the university language requirement for admission to the university. Applicants must take one of the tests Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English (PTE).

For the IELTS, applicants must meet the minimum acceptable score of 6.0 academic version. Acceptable scores for TOEFL for master’s level applicants are listed in the GSU Catalog.

Type of TOEFL Exam

Paper

Computer Internet 

Internet (IBT)

Total Score

550

213

80

Reading

54

21

20

Writing

58

24

20

Listening

55

21

20

Speaking

-

-

20

Acceptable scores for the Pearson Test of English (PTE) are listed in the GSU Catalog.

Type of PTE Exam

Total score: 53 

Listening 

53 

Speaking 

53 

Reading 

53 

Writing 

53 

Duolingo English Test may also be accepted. Applicants must meet the minimum score of 90 to demonstrate English proficiency. The interpretation of the Duolingo scores is as follows:

ScoreScore Interpretation
10 to 55The candidate can understand basic English words and straightforward information and express themselves in familiar contexts.
60 to 85The candidate can understand the key points of the speech or writing on routine matters like school and work, describe ambitions, express opinions, plans, and experiences, although hesitant.
90 to 115The candidate can communicate well and soak even on unfamiliar topics, understand the key ideas of concrete and abstract writing, and easily interact with proficient speakers.
120 to 160The candidate can understand various demanding written and spoken language, including some specialized language use situations, comprehend implicit, figurative, pragmatic, and idiomatic language, and use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes.

Students who do not meet the language proficiency score may be eligible to be conditionally admitted and required to complete GSU's Intensive ESL program during the first term of study.

Reference letter. Two letters of recommendation indicating that the applicant possesses the aptitude and ambition to complete the MHA degree study. Preferably, letters should be from current or previous professors or employers from the last school attended or job employed.

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, virtual 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. 


Guaranteed 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 3.00 or in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study at GSU. Undergraduate transcript is required. Letters of recommendation, personal statement, and interview are waived.


Transfer Students

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.


Tuition Information

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For further questions, please contact Dr. Ning Lu at nlu@govst.edu, phone: 708. 534.4916

or

Laura Mueller at lmueller2@govst.edu , phone: 708-534-7622