Master in Healthcare Administration Admissions

We are so excited about your interest in our Master in Healthcare Administration program here at the UNLV School of Public Health. Graduate work in healthcare administration provides an opportunity to specialize in some of the most burgeoning research in healthcare including healthcare management, finance, and policy reform both in the United States and across the world.

Our faculty in Healthcare Administration have advanced renowned research on topics such as:

  • The correlation between electronic health record adoption and quality and cost of care.
  • The opportunities to promote cross-cultural competency in nursing and bridge the international nursing gap.
  • Innovative strategies for engaging patients with life-limiting illnesses in palliative care.
  • Staffing innovations through hospitalists.

Admissions Requirements

You are encouraged to apply to our Master in Healthcare Administration program if you:

  • Meet Graduate College standards, which can be found under the Graduate College's Admission Requirements
  • AND hold a bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution and have adequate preparation in the biological, physical, or social sciences. You must have received at least a B (3.0) grade point average or the equivalent in work completed after the first two years of a bachelor's degree program and in all post-baccalaureate course work.

All applicants to our program must complete a graduate entry exam (e.g. GMAT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT) or hold a terminal degree. View our MHA Entrance Exam Policy and Tips for frequently asked questions.

How to Apply

We hope to make your application process easier with this step-by-step guide to applying to our program.

Master in Healthcare Administration Application Deadlines

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: Students are not admitted to the program during summer semesters

Next Steps

You will be notified by the Graduate College on your acceptance before the start of the semester. For more questions about becoming a UNLV graduate student, please see the Graduate College's Become a Graduate Student page.

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