Health Systems Management, MHA
Admissions

Admissions

Applications to the MHA program should be submitted via the Health Administration, Management & Policy Centralized Application Service (HAMPCAS). A summary of admissions requirements and necessary documents is listed below. Before starting an application, please review the HAMPCAS FAQs.

George Mason University Admissions Requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to be considered. Admission to the program is competitive, and a variety of criteria are evaluated in the admission decision. Applicants are evaluated on past academic performance, rigor of the course selection, standardized test scores (if required), letters of recommendation, goals statement, professional experience, applicant's "match" with the program, and any additional evidence of potential success in the program.

Program Admission Standards

Applicants must have at least one year of professional work experience in a health care setting to be considered for admission. Applicants must also submit GRE or GMAT scores.

Application Materials

Required Documents - All Applicants

  • HAMPCAS Application
  • Transcripts for all educational colleges and universities attended. Send all official transcripts to HAMPCAS at the following address:
    HAMPCAS
    Transcript Department
    PO Box 9122
    Watertown, MA 02472
    All degrees completed outside the U.S. must be evaluated by World Education Services International Credential Advantage Package (WES ICAP).
  • GRE/GMAT scores. Self report GRE/GMAT scores in the HAMPCAS application. Send official test scores to HAMPCAS code 7471.
  • Personal Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation. Applicants are required by HAMPCAS to submit three references (listed as "Evaluations). An application is deemed complete when two references are received.
  • CV/Resume
  • Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates, if claiming entitlement to these rates. This is available via the supplemental application in HAMPCAS.
  • Supplemental Application. GMU requires a supplemental application as part of the admissions process. The link is provided in the HAMPCAS application. There is no additional application fee.

Additional Documents - International Applicants

  • TOEFL English Proficiency Exam. Report TOEFL scores in the HAMPCAS application. Send official test scores to HAMPCAS code B589.
  • Certificate of Financial Responsibility. This form is required for international students requesting an I-20 visa, and is submitted through the Supplemental Application available in HAMPCAS.
  • International applicants (those with an undergraduate degree from outside the U.S.) should review George Mason's Admissions website for International Applicants.