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Healthcare Administration

Graduate Advisor
Dr. C. Scott Kruse
Health Professions,
Room 254

School of Health Administration
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Texas State’s master of healthcare administration program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) since 1992. Because CAHME accreditation requires continual self-evaluation, regular reports and periodic external review, the educational quality of the programs remains current and reflects changes in knowledge and practice.

Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.H.A. 49 Non-Thesis No minor
M.H.A. 49 Thesis No minor

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority March 1 March 1
Fall - Standard June 1 June 1
Spring No Admission No Admission
Summer I No Admission No Admission
Summer II No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

Funding Information
The deadlines to apply for certain types of funding may be earlier than the deadline above.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.

Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).

Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 575 on your admissions index. Read additional information about calculating the admissions index.
  • background course work in statistics, economics, and financial accounting (to be completed before the start of the program)

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted.

GRE Scores

  • official GRE scores required with a preferred minimum of 575 on your admissions index. Read additional information about calculating the admission index.

  The GRE may be waived if you hold a master's or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. If you hold a master's or doctoral degree (or the equivalent thereof) from an accredited international institution, the GRE may be waived on an individual basis.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.

Documents & Other Requirements

  • interview with the graduate advisor assessing your commitment to completing the program
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose indicating your ability and interest in completing the degree program in healthcare administration
  • three letters of recommendation from professionals or academics competent to assess your interest in pursuing a career in healthcare administration

  Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.

Additional Information

  Admissions Index
Your admissions index is calculated using the following formula:

(last-60-hours GPA x 100) + GRE verbal section scores + GRE quantitative section scores

A minimum of 575 on the admissions index is required.