Master of Health Administration Applicants

Master of Health Administration Applicants

Application, admission, and degree-granting requirements and regulations shall be applied equitably to all individuals, applicants and students regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or national origin.

Application reviews begin the first week of October. In order to be considered for first-round interviews in November, applications must be completed by mid-September. Beginning in January, interviews are held monthly, until the class is filled. In order to be considered for scholarships, applicants should submit their application by Feb. 15. The regular application deadline is May 31.

Admission Criteria

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college with an expected grade point average of 3.0.
  • Official GRE scores.
  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in required pre-requisite courses prior to enrolling in or receive permission given for the corresponding MHA courses. Required undergraduate pre-requite courses include:  
    • An undergraduate microeconomics course (e.g. ECON-E 201: Microeconomics or pre-approved equivalent) must be completed before you will be permitted to enroll in PBHL-H 514: Health Economics.
    • An undergraduate accounting course (e.g. PBHL-H 200: Health Care Accounting or pre-approved equivalent) must be completed before you will be permitted to enroll in PBHL-H 508: Managing Healthcare Accounting Information for Decision Making.
    • An undergraduate statistics course (e.g. PBHL-B 300: Introduction to Biostatistics or pre-approved equivalent) must be completed before you will be permitted to enroll in PBHL-H 518: Statistical Methods for Health Service.
  • Competent written and oral communication skills.

Students meeting these requirements are not guaranteed admission. Other admission factors include references, work experience, the personal statement, and personal interview (if applicable).

Eligible applicants may be invited to an on-campus interview day. Due to limited interview spots, it is important that you submit your application early, in order to secure an interview spot.

Please note that all applications must be verified by HAMPCAS or SOPHAS prior to the May 31 deadline. Applications generally take four to five weeks to be verified by HAMPCAS and SOPHAS. It would be to your benefit to have your application fully complete and submitted by April 30. Applications that are not fully completed, including verification by HAMPCAS or SOPHAS, by May 31 are not guaranteed full consideration by the MHA Admission Committee.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

All applicants are required to submit official GRE scores earned within the past five years.

  • A minimum total score (Verbal and Quantitative scores combined) of 301 is expected
  • A minimum of score 3.5 is expected on the Analytical Writing section of the exam.

It is preferred that applicants score at or above the 50th percentile in each section of the exam.

  • When applying via HAMPCAS use GRE code: 0416.
  • When applying via SOPHAS use GRE code: 0167.

The following exams can be substituted in place of the GRE: LSAT, GMAT, or MCAT.

Personal Statement

Your personal statement is an opportunity to highlight your background, experience, and interests that influenced your decision to apply to our 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. The personal statement should be uploaded electronically to either HAMPCAS or SOPHAS.

Resume

Your resume should demonstrate evidence of personal achievement, scholarship, and service. Include all of your work and volunteer experience. Resumes should be uploaded electronically to either HAMPCAS or SOPHAS.

Transcript

US Applicants
Official post-secondary transcripts from all institutions attended must be sent directly from the institutions to either HAMPCAS or SOPHAS. This includes previous study at Indiana University campuses. U.S. applicants who studied at foreign institutions as part of a study abroad experience at their U.S. college or university do not need to provide a WES evaluation of their study abroad coursework.

HAMPCAS
Transcript Department
P.O. Box 9122
Watertown, MA 02471

SOPHAS
P.O. Box 9111
Watertown, MA 02471-9111

Applicants who have not earned a degree at the time of application submission will be required to submit an official transcript upon completion of their undergraduate degree. The final official transcript should indicate the degree earned and the date of conferral. These final official transcripts must be sent directly from the awarding institution to:

IU Fairbanks School of Public Health
Office of Student Services and Admissions
Attn: Leah Jansen
1050 Wishard Blvd. 6th Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46202

International Applicants
All applicants with foreign academic credentials must provide a World Education Services (WES) ICAP course-by-course evaluation of those credentials. Because this process can take some time, applicants should submit their transcripts to WES at least 1 month in advance of the application deadline (January 1). Through special arrangements with SOPHAS, WES will deliver its credential evaluation report directly to SOPHAS by secure electronic transmission. This expedites the delivery of the evaluation report as well as images of the applicant’s verified transcripts to SOPHAS and allows SOPHAS to process the report most efficiently. Go to www.wes.org/sophas/ for more information.

DO NOT mail any other documents to SOPHAS, including thesis, dissertations, or pre-secondary or secondary transcripts.

International applicants will be required to submit official transcripts, marksheets and diplomas from all colleges and universities attended to the IUPUI Office of International Affairs (OIA). OIA will evaluate your transcripts to determine if eligibility requirements for graduate study have been met.

Please mail transcripts, marksheets and diploma to:

Office of International Affairs
Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis
902 W. New York Street, ES2126
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Office: (317) 274-7000
Fax: (317) 274-2213
Email: intlaff@iupui.edu
Web: http://international.iupui.edu

Recommendations

Three letters of recommendation are required from professional sources that can provide an unbiased critical assessment of your abilities, skills and strengths and weaknesses. Examples of professional and academic sources are academic advisors, professors, preceptors or immediate supervisors. Examples of sources that are not acceptable include coworkers, colleagues, classmates and relatives.

Recommendation letters must be submitted electronically to HAMPCAS or SOPHAS.

Interview

After your application has been received by the Fairbanks School of Public Health, you will be contacted regarding the interview process, if applicable.

International Applicants

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

The Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health requires applicants whose native language is not English or whose academic study was done exclusively at non-English speaking institutions to prove English proficiency by providing either official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. Scores must be under two years old.

The preferred minimum English language test scores for admission to the Fairbanks School of Public Health are:

Internet based TOEFL: minimum score of 106
Computer based TOEFL: minimum score of 263
Paper based TOEFL: minimum score of 620
IELTS: minimum score of 7

Applicants must submit:

TOEFL scores to SOPHAS using the following designatino DI Code 5688
IELTS scores must be uploaded electronically to SOPHAS.

For more information about:

TOEFL exam, visit www.toefl.org.
IELTS exam, visit http://www.ielts.org/.

For more information on IUPUI TOEFL requirements, review The Office of International Affairs section on English proficiency for graduate students. For more information about the TOEFL exam, visit www.toefl.org.

English Placement Test

International students who reside in the U.S. at the time of application must submit either TOEFL, ILETS or IUPUI EAP (English for Academic Purposes) exam scores.

International applicants who do not reside in the U.S. at the time of application must submit their TOEFL or ILETS scores with their application and, if admitted to the MHA Program, must also complete the EAP Exam upon arrival to Indianapolis.

The USMLE and ECFMG do not fulfill the required proof of English proficiency when applying to the MHA Program. Applicants who have passed the USMLE or ECFMG must also submit TOEFL, ILETS or EAP scores.

For further information on the EAP, contact the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts. To schedule a test date and time please call Testing Center at 317-274-2620.

EAP Test

Apply Now

You may apply to the Master of Health Administration Program online using either HAMPCAS or SOPHAS. HAMPCAS is the Healthcare Administration, Management and Policy Centralized Application Service and SOPHAS is the centralized Schools of Public Health Application Service. Preference is not given to one system over the other. You need to apply through only one of these two systems.

HAMPCAS   SOPHAS

In addition to submitting an application using either HAMPCAS or SOPHAS you must submit an application to Indiana University.

Apply to IUPUI

The Fairbanks School of Public Health will notify you via email once your application is received from HAMPCAS or SOPHAS. If you have questions about the application process, contact Leah Jansen, lwissel@iupui.edu.

International Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

Priority Deadline: February 15, 2018

Final Deadline: May 31, 2018