Admission & Application Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning

Healthcare Leadership Track

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning Healthcare Leadership online degree at the University of Louisville Online

Candidates seeking admission to Healthcare Leadership program must submit documentation for the requirements listed below, based on their preferred program completion option (Flex pace / Set pace).

Flex Pace applicant – You are applying to the competency-based education (CBE) option that allows you the flexibility of a self-directed learning experience, and the latitude to progress through the program material at your own pace, capitalize on existing knowledge and learn only what you don’t yet know.


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Set Pace applicant – You are applying to the term-based option that provides a consistent structure for the entirety of the program. Your courses will be 8-week long and delivered in an accelerated format, allowing you to progress through the program faster but have a more traditional learning experience.


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Admission Requirements

  • Previous Education – A minimum of 24 college credits completed preferred.
  • Applicants with less than 24 hours of transferrable credit (but who meet all other admission requirements) can be admitted into the continuing studies program to fulfill requirements.
  • Applicants with less than 24 credit hours are admitted in good standing with proof of:
    • High School grade point average of 2.50 or above, or successful completion of the General Education Development (GED) tests
    • Completion of the Kentucky Pre-College Curriculum
    • ACT composite score of 21 or above
  • GPA – A minimum of 2.70 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average for all college credit previously earned (based on degree-applicable credits)
  • Work Experience – A minimum of 2,000 hours (approximately one year total) of supervised work experience in a healthcare position, which must have occurred within the past 5-year period. Healthcare experience can be drawn from a very wide range of health services organizations including hospitals, medical clinics, pharmaceutical sales, medical logistics, military healthcare, health insurance, long term care, allied health services, etc. Prospective students can have service that includes administrative, clinical, and/or educational.

Not meeting all the admission requirements?

If you do not meet one or more admission requirement(s), you may submit a petition for admission requirement waiver within the application form, in conjunction with all other application materials, explaining 1) how this program fits in your career planning and 2) why the unmet requirement(s) will not be a barrier to success in this program.

You can also contact the Online Learning Team at online@louisville.edu or 800.871.8635 to help you determine conditional admittance eligibility.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete and submit application form for the desired start term
  2. Submit application fee of $25
  3. Submit professional resume – attach this document within the application form as prompted
  4. Order official college transcripts – contact the Registrar Office at each college you have attended and graduated from to order official transcripts. Electronic transcripts are only accepted directly from the institution(s). Please have electronic transcripts sent to adetran@louisville.edu.

Flex Pace Starts (11 starts per year)

  • Classes start the first Tuesday of each month, except in December
  • Application deadline: Because classes begin on the first Tuesday of each month, we recommend that you complete the application and submit supporting documents at least 2 weeks before the start date.

Set Pace Term Starts (5 starts per year)

  • Classes start in the Fall (August or October), Spring (January or March) and Summer (May/June)
  • Application deadline: July1 (for Fall 1); September 1 (for Fall2); December 1 (for Spring 1); February 1 (for Spring 2); April 1 (for Summer)

Credit Transfer

You may transfer credits from any regionally accredited university to fulfill the General Education requirements. Additionally, UofL has partnered with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) to offer general education courses necessary to meet UofL’s requirements. Students who have been enrolled at a KCTCS school and have fulfilled all general education requirements can have them transferred in their entirety and may begin immediately with online upper level coursework at UofL.

Transcripts evaluation

Typically, our admissions team will evaluate transcripts in the order they are received, within one week from receipt. Acceptance into the program will require submission of official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended before. Please have your official transcripts sent here:

  • Electronically – adetran@louisville.edu
  • By mail – University of Louisville
    • Office of Admissions, Dept AO
      Louisville, Kentucky 40292
      United States of America

If you have questions, contact our Online Learning Enrollment Counselor at 800.871.8635 or by email, online@louisville.edu.


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