Master of Healthcare Administration Admission Requirements

Students desiring admission into the graduate program in healthcare administration at UNCW must seek admission to the UNCW Graduate School. For admission to a graduate degree program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, applicants must

  1. hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in this country or its equivalent in a foreign institution. Equivalency of international baccalaureate degrees will be determined using World Education Services ( course-by-course transcript evaluations submitted to the Graduate School.
  2. have a strong overall academic record with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the basic courses prerequisite to the area of proposed graduate study; and
  3. meet additional admission requirement(s) as outlined by the graduate program.

The ideal candidate for this program will be an early to mid-level careerist (the student) who presents with a bachelor’s degree in a healthcare related discipline [i.e., business (with a healthcare concentration), healthcare administration, public health, nursing, or other allied health disciplines] and one (1) year of work experience in a healthcare related  field (including, not limited to: hospital, out-patient facility, public health entity, long-term care, etc.). Candidates who do not meet the ideal entrance requirements of a bachelor’s degree in a healthcare related field and one (1) year of work experience in a healthcare related field can be admitted but will be required to complete an additional six (6) hours of course credit as practicum.

Part-time Study for MHA Programs

Students may enroll part-time. Each student will work with his/her advisor in designing his/her part-time program of study. Students who are enrolled full-time and find it necessary to change their status to part-time will develop a part-time program of study with their advisor. The program must be completed in five (5) years from initial enrollment into the graduate program.

UNCW Annual Cost of Attendance

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