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Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for prospective MHA and eMHA students:   

  • Evidence of an earned bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on last 60 hours toward undergraduate degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all prior graduate course work with accompanying transcripts for the same. Transcripts should be sent “school-to-school” to the Graduate School Office in Denton, or mailed to that address. Do not send official transcripts to the HCA Houston Office.
  • Scores from GRE or GMAT tests with preferred scores of 150 on the verbal, 141 on the quantitative and 4.5 on the analytical portions of the GRE or 450 on the GMAT (the GRE or GMAT is not required for the executive MHA, the certificate, and those holding a prior master’s degree).
  • Resume to the HCA department
  • Three letters of reference to the HCA department
  • Career goal statement for seeking the MHA. degree.

How to Apply - If applying only to TWU

  • Submit a resume, 3 letters of reference and a career goal statement to the address listed below
  • Apply to the university

Send documents to:
Texas Woman's University
Program in Healthcare Administration
6700 Fannin
Houston, TX-77030

Application Dates

Fall semester - June 30
Spring semester - October 31
Summer semester - March 31


Applicants may request a waiver of the GRE/GMAT requirement when applying to the Health Care Administration program. Waivers may be granted if the applicant has completed a graduate degree from an accredited US college or university with a grade point average of at least a 3.0.

Provisional Admission

May be considered for an applicant who did not attain an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 but who demonstrates potential for graduate study based on GRE/GMAT scores, as well as work and/or life experiences that show evidence of leadership qualities.

Provisional admission is not guaranteed and will be based on an evaluation of the applicants’ record of accomplishments and potential. Students admitted provisionally must achieve a grade of B or better in each course taken during the first 12 course hours of study. Failure to meet the conditions of provisional admission will result in removal of the student from the degree program without possibility for readmission to this program.


Students may request deferral of admission date up to one year due to personal circumstances. No additional deferrals will be granted and the applicant must re-apply.

Information for International Students

In addition to the above, The Healthcare Administration Program requires international applicants to submit evidence of any one of the following:

  • TOEFL (iBT) Total Test score of at least 92 or 580 on paper based exam and 235 on computer based exam and iBT Component scores equal to or greater than:
    • Reading – 22
    • Listening – 22
    • Speaking – 24
    • Writing – 24
  • A Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 82 or higher.
  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or higher

Due Dates for Completed Applications for International Students

International applicants must submit application materials no later than the following dates in so that it can be processed in a timely manner and appropriate visa and resident issues are resolved.

  • March 1 for the Fall semester
  • July 1 for the Spring semester
  • February 1 for any Summer semester

How to Apply to Several Universities

HAMPCAS is a centralized application service that allows you to be considered for admission to multiple universities, you can 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.

Instructions for that (multiple applications process) are available at HAMPCAS. Be sure to submit transcripts and test scores, and an ApplyTexas application to TWU separately.

Page last updated 2:01 PM, January 2, 2018