Admission Requirements

The ideal candidate for admission to the Master of Science in Health Administration program has received the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree or higher, can comprehend and communicate effectively in English, has the recommendations of at least three persons in a health-related or advanced education field, and is interested in pursuing a career in public health or a related field with a focus on managing health-related programs and organizations.

Apply for the Program

Applicants must submit applications through the UofL Graduate School.

Applicants applying for UofL MSHA and other graduate healthcare management program may apply through the Centralized Application Service for Health Administration, Management, and Policy (HAMPCAS).

Required documentation for full admission

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or its equivalent
Recommended minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Completed application to the University of Louisville Graduate School
Application Fee
Official transcripts of all degrees
Resume or curriculum vitae
One-page personal statement written by the applicant that is a clear, substantive description of his or her goals in public health and health care management, noting any professional or research experience.
Three letters of recommendation written within the last twelve months.
International applicants: Foreign credential evaluation of all degrees from non-U.S. institutions. Please contact the MSHA program prior to completing this requirement.
Admission interviews by the HMSS Health Leadership Committee are required and are in addition to your application for admission. An interview provides the HMSS Health Leadership Committee an additional source of information and perspective about your potential fit for the University of Louisville.

If candidate’s primary language is not English, one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam with a minimum score of 90 (after conversion for test type)
  • ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certification
  • Passing the exit examination for the advanced level of the Intensive English as a Second Language Program at the University of Louisville
  • Degree from an accredited U.S. institution (requires provisional admission with evaluation of English language competency and potential requirement to pass the exit examination for the advanced level of the Intensive English as a Second Language Program at the University of Louisville)

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted for Fall semester enrollment only.

For fall semester enrollment
-- International Applicants must apply on or before March 1
-- Domestic Applicants must apply on or before July 1

To be competitive for available program scholarship opportunities, applicants should apply on or before March 1 for full consideration.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Fall 1 Term enrollment – Apply on or before July 1 
  • Spring I Term enrollment – Apply on or before Dec. 1

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