Admissions Criteria

Residential HSM and HI Programs:

  • A minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Maintained a 3.0 GPA during your last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. (If your GPA was less than 3.0, you can gain conditional acceptance into the program if approved by the Admissions Committee. You would be admitted On Probation and would be required to maintain a 3.0 GPA while enrolled in the HMI program.)
  • Acceptable scores on the GRE or GMAT test. GRE or GMAT scores on the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections should fall at or above the 50th percentile. If you have questions concerning the GRE or GMAT test scores please contact HMI Admissions
  • Three recommendations from professional colleagues.
  • An interview with the Admissions Committee will be required; alternate arrangements can be made for applicants who are unable to travel to the Columbia campus for the interview.
  • International students whose native language is not English must submit test scores from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 100 or better on the internet based exam or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) of 7.5 or better.
  • When reviewing applications, each application is reviewed in its entirety. Occasionally, a particularly strong attribute is judged to offset another aspect of the application that may be below the stated criteria.

Executive HSM and HI Programs:

  • A minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of three years of technical, clinical, or administrative experience in health care or the health sciences (nursing, home health care, speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory medicine, clinical engineering, information systems, etc) documented in a current resume or curriculum vitae; applicants must be employed at the time of application and are expected to maintain employment for the duration of the program.
  • Three recommendations from professional colleagues.
  • A statement of support from the applicant's employer. Applicants who are self-employed or are principals in their organization can omit the statement of support.
  • An interview with the Admissions Committee will be required; alternate arrangements can be made for applicants who are unable to travel to the Columbia campus for the interview.
  • The Executive Programs admit students from diverse educational and experiential backgrounds. Academic achievement and professional accomplishments are viewed as strong indicators of success in the program and in the field and, as such, are given special consideration in the admissions process.
  • International students whose native language is not English must submit test scores from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 100 or better on the internet based exam or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) of 7.5 or better.
  • When reviewing applications, each application is reviewed in its entirety. Occasionally, a particularly strong attribute is judged to offset another aspect of the application that may be below the stated criteria.