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M.H.A. Admission Requirements

M.H.A Program

MHA Students

Admission into the graduate programs within the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health is competitive and is based upon academic background as well as a combination of professional experience, interest in the field, a history of service, a personal statement, and letters of recommendation. All applicants must apply through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS.)

Applications for the M.H.A. are accepted for fall and spring admission. Please view the JPHCOPH Application Deadlines page.

Regular Admission
  • Completion of an application in SOPHAS.
  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75/4.0 scale.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is no longer required for admission to the MHA program.
  • TOEFL scores are required for international applicants.
  • A resume that includes the following:
    1. educational experiences,
    2. professional goals and objectives,
    3. work history,
    4. professional experiences, memberships and/or participation in professional organizations,
    5. experiences in public health programs.
  • Three letters of reference.
  • Statement of Purpose (500-1000 words) that conveys the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study in healthcare administration and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.
Provisional Admission

Applicants may be admitted provisionally, based upon an evaluation of their application materials. Provisional admission is for applicants who do not satisfy requirements for regular admission, or those who require prerequisite coursework prior to entering a particular program of study. Typically, Provisional Admission requires students to achieve 9 semester hours of B or better to gain regular admission status.

Non-degree Admission

An applicant may be admitted as a non-degree student to earn academic credit in Public Health graduate courses. Interested applicants should follow the link to SOPHAS Express to create an account and complete the non-degree application.  Questions regarding admission requirements should be sent to jphcoph‑gradadvisor@georgiasouthern.edu .

Last updated: 7/22/2016