How to apply to the accelerated program
Submit the accelerated program application
You should complete the application in the spring semester of your junior year by the application deadline.
Accelerated application form
Accelerated application form example
Your personal statement is an opportunity to highlight your background, experience, and interests that influenced your decision to apply to the MHA program. You may also use the personal statement to explain any inconsistencies in other components of the application. Generally, personal statements of around 500 words are most effective.
Please include your résumé with your application
Request letter of recommendation and academic reference
You are required to submit one letter of recommendation and list one IU Indianapolis faculty member to serve as an academic reference.
The letter of recommendation requested should come from a professional source. The letter should provide an unbiased assessment of your abilities, skills, strengths, and weaknesses.
Examples of acceptable letter writers include: internship supervisors, part-time or full-time job supervisors, or faculty for whom you've served as a teaching assistant or research assistant.
The letter will need to be submitted by the writer to Ms. Cher Pearcy at email@example.com. The letter must be submitted by the application deadline. Applicants will submit the name of the IU Indianapolis faculty member who will serve as their academic reference in their formal application form.
You are encouraged to speak with the faculty member you plan to list to request their willingness to serve as a reference ahead of submitting their name and contact information in your application. The faculty member listed will be asked to submit a separate reference form.
After your application is received, you will be contacted regarding the interview process, if applicable.
Application deadline: March 1
Accelerated applicants are encouraged to meet with the health services management program director to plan for your accelerated program application. If you have questions about the status of your application or letters of recommendation, please reach out to Ms. Cher Pearcy at firstname.lastname@example.org.