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Master of Health Services Administration

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M.H.S.A. Admission Criteria, Materials, and Timeline

Admission is based on the applicant’s undergraduate and/or graduate record and references. Completion of a bachelor’s degree is required. Admission is competitive and limited. The application process is online; see the Health Policy and Management website for information.

Materials required include

  1. Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale,
  2. A completed application form and application fee,
  3. A statement of goals/purpose,
  4. 3 letters of recommendation,
  5. An official transcript from each institution beyond the secondary level where courses have been taken, and
  6. For international students, fulfillment of minimum English Proficiency Requirements and transcript evaluation are also required. See KUMC Graduate Studies, the KUMC Office of International Programs, and the Health Policy and Management website for more information.

A background check is required during the admission process; it may affect the student's eligibility to enter the program.

Applicants must also have completed a 3-credit hour course prerequisite in statistics. A personal interview is also required. If travel to the area is impossible, a telephone interview may be substituted. Students are admitted for the fall semester only. The application deadline is March 1.

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