Master's Degrees Application Materials and Process


  • To receive priority consideration for admission, residential program applications should be submitted prior to March 1.
  • All applications received after March 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • All applications for Fall semester (residential) admission must be received by:
    • June 30 for international students
    • July 15 for domestic students
    • July 31 for current MU students
  • Executive program applicants (who start each January) are admitted on a rolling basis.

Master's program applicants please apply online through the Graduate Studies online application. When completing the online application, you will have an opportunity to upload/attach additional documents. Please include the following documents:

  • an updated resume or curriculum vitae;
  • a personal essay that:
    • outlines your professional plans and career objectives;
    • explains how you became interested in health administration/health informatics and how your prior training and experience would help your career;
    • includes specific issues and problems in health care you consider challenging and why;
    • indicates if you intend to apply to the traditional (residential) on-campus degree program or the distance education (executive) format.

Depending upon your situation, you will also be required to submit other documentation and in some cases complete prerequisite courses. Below is a checklist to help make sure your application is complete:

  • Admissions Criteria (make sure you meet all minimum requirements)
  • Request to re-enroll form (for previously admitted students only)
  • Official transcripts of all coursework from all colleges, technical schools and/or universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation (submitted through the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Letter of support from your employer. (Executive Students only)
  • Official GRE/GMAT score report (Residential Students only)
  • Official TOEFL report (for international applicants only - have official results sent to us: institution code is 6875, our department code is 25 - minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based exam required)
  • Foundation Classes: these are prerequisites for the programs or specific courses, as indicated.

We are now accepting applications via HAMPCAS for the Residential MHA program. HAMPCAS is the national centralized application service that provides applicants with the capability to apply to health management, administration, and policy programs across different colleges and universities throughout the U.S. by way of a single, web-based application. Please follow this link, to start your application through HAMPCAS. Note: Students submitting an application through HAMPCAS are still required to complete the Graduate School Application at