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Applicants to the Healthcare Administration program must:
Submit an application online and nonrefundable $100 application fee.
Present evidence of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Present current official transcripts from all undergraduate and/or graduate institutions attended. Admission GPAs will be calculated based on credits and grades from regionally accredited institutions only. Transcripts must be mailed or delivered electronically to the Office of Enrollment Services from each institution attended. Transcripts will be considered official only when received directly from the institution and not hand-delivered by the applicant or faxed by the institution attended. Failure to disclose all colleges previously attended could result in denial or dismissal. Additionally, transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluation company. A list of approved companies is available in the Foreign Transcript Evaluation section.
Present official transcripts for each College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) examination taken only if the applicant would like them to be considered for fulfillment of prerequisite requirements.
Present a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
Present an official copy of a satisfactory score on the GRE or the GMAT taken within the last 5 years. GRE or GMAT scores on college transcripts are also acceptable.
Present an updated résumé. Two years of professional experience in healthcare are preferred. Applicants with less than two years of experience in healthcare who are admitted to the program will be required to complete a three-credit residency during the final trimester of the program.
Provide an essay or goal statement outlining career goals, reasons for choosing to attend a faith-based institution, and reasons for specifically choosing Adventist University of Health Sciences.
Provide three recommendations using ADU Recommendation Forms. Two recommendations should be from professional references and one from an academic reference.
Present the following undergraduate courses either as having been completed in the applicant’s undergraduate program or taken post-baccalaureate but prior to admission to the MHA program:
- Accounting I
- Elementary Statistics
Successfully complete the personal interview process. (See below.)
Applicants are reminded that, due to the competitive nature of the admission process, meeting the minimum standards for admission does not guarantee admission to the program. After the initial screening of the applications, some applicants will be invited to campus for a personal interview (see requirement above).
Each applicant accepted to an on-campus professional program is expected to pay a nonrefundable deposit of $500 to reserve his or her place in the program. The applicant’s acceptance letter will contain a deposit amount and deadline indicating when the deposit must be received by the University. Once the student enrolls in the program, this deposit will be applied toward the student’s account. Students who have paid the deposit, but decide not to enroll in the program, will forfeit the deposit. If that student is admitted to the same program at a later date, he or she will be required to pay the full deposit amount again. If an applicant is admitted to a program with prerequisites in progress and becomes ineligible for admission due to his or her grades, a full refund will be provided. A professional program deposit is not transferable to another department. Distance Education students are not required to pay a program deposit.
Note: Competency in computer skills is assumed.