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2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Healthcare Administration Information


Admission

  • Completion of all undergraduate degree requirements from an accredited institution prior to matriculating in the MHA Program, with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Two (2) letters of reference from academic or workplace affiliations that reflect on an applicant’s behavior, character, and leadership ability.
  • Personal essay describing how the MHA degree will enhance the applicant’s professional goals.
  • Current CV/resume documenting professional experience, educational achievements and volunteer experience.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.  Ensure the degree conferral date is listed on the awarding institution’s transcript.
  • Transcripts must be sent to GradCAS only.  GradCAS only accepts electronic transcripts from Credentials Solutions, Parchment, and National Student Clearinghouse.  If your school does not offer either of these services, your transcript must be sent vial mail.  Please use the information below to send your transcripts.
  • Sending transcripts to GradCAS by mail. Download a transcript request form after you enter each institution in GradCAS and send the transcript request form to the institution registrar to send transcript by mail to the address below:

GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9217
Watertown, MA 02471

  • Interviews: Screened applicants will meet with the MHA admissions committee to assess interpersonal and communication skills, maturity, and an understanding and commitment to MHA career paths. Applicants may have the opportunity to take a campus tour on the day of the interview.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

  • No GRE or GMAT required.
  • Completion of all undergraduate degree requirements from an accredited institution prior to matriculating in the MHA program, with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Minimum scores: Paper 550, Computer 213, iBT 80 OR International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Minimum scores: Total 6.5, Subscores: 6.
    • TOEFL School Code is B886
  • Two (2) letters of reference from academic or workplace affiliations that reflect on an applicant’s behavior, character, and leadership ability.
  • Personal essay describing how the MHA degree will enhance the applicant’s professional goals.
  • Current CV/resume documenting professional experience, educational achievements, and volunteer experience
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Ensure the degree conferral date is listed on the awarding institution’s transcript.
     
    • In cases where a non-U.S. grading system has been used, verification must be provided by one of the following services:
      • World Education Services
      • Educational Credential Evaluators
    • GradCAS will ONLY accept the evaluation report from the credentialing agency. Do not send your foreign transcript to GradCAS.
    • All foreign transcript evaluations from the credentialing agency must be sent directly to GradCAS at the following address:
      • GradCAS Transcript Processing Center PO Box 9217
        Watertown, MA 02471
  • Interview: Screened applicants will meet with the MHA admissions committee to assess interpersonal and communication skills, maturity, and an understanding and commitment to MHA career paths. Applicants may have the opportunity to take a campus tour on the day of the interview.
  • International students must abide by all U.S. Immigration laws throughout their enrollment in the EVMS MPH program. This includes, but is not limited to, qualifying and obtaining a proper visa prior to attendance. For further information, please contact EVMS Human Resources at 757.446.6043.

Applicant Help Center

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  • If you have questions about your application status, please contact your GradCAS Customer Service Representative at 857.304.2086 or GradCASinfo@liaisonedu.com.

Technical Standards

The abilities and skills candidates and students must possess in order to complete the education and training associated with the Master of Healthcare Administration are referred to as technical standards. These abilities and skills are essential for entry into most professional practice settings associated with this degree program.

1.0 Observation Skills Technical Standard

1.01 Demonstrate sufficient attention and accuracy in observation skills (visual, auditory and tactile) in the lecture hall and/or online settings. Indicators include, but are not limited to, accurate visualization and discrimination of text, numbers, patterns, graphic illustrations and other imaging texts.

2.0 Communication Skills Technical Standard

2.01 Students must be able to communicate with faculty, colleagues and the target audience with whom they work.

2.02 Indicators include, but are not limited to, these examples:

a. Clear, efficient and intelligible articulation of verbal language.

b. Legible, efficient and intelligible written English language.

c. Accurate and efficient English language reading skills.

d. Accurate and efficient expressive and receptive communication skills.

e. Ability to accurately follow oral and written directions.

3.0 Critical Reasoning Skills Technical Standard

3.01 Abilities include measurement, calculation, reasoning, data analysis and synthesis.

3.02 Students must have the intellectual capability to improve their knowledge based upon standard textbooks, conferences, lectures, current scholarly literature and journals.

3.03 Demonstrated problem-solving and critical thinking skills are necessary.

3.04 Demonstrate ability to acquire, retain and apply new and learned information.

3.05 Indicators include, but are not limited to, these examples:

a. Demonstrate ability to evaluate the effectiveness of community health intervention programs.

b. Demonstrate ability to analyze and interpret data using basic statistical tests, measures of disease occurrence and association.

4.0 Motor and Sensory Function Technical Standard

4.01 Students should have sufficient motor functions to be able to execute movements reasonably required to complete their public health education.

4.02 Indicators include, but are not limited to, this example:

a. Physical stamina sufficient to complete the rigorous course of didactic and clinical study, which may include prolonged periods of sitting or standing.

5.0 Behavioral and Social Attributes Technical Standard

5.01 Students must possess the emotional health required for adequate utilization of intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment and evidence of mature and sensitive relationships with faculty, colleagues and the public.

5.02 Evidence of integrity, ethical standards and concern for others, as well as appropriate appearance and hygiene, interpersonal skills, interest and motivation are all personal qualities that will be assessed during the admission process and throughout the educational progression through the curriculum.

5.03 Indicators include, but are not limited to, these examples:

a. Demonstrate impartial motives, attitudes and values in roles, functions and relationships.

b. Ability to monitor and react appropriately to one’s own emotional needs and responses.

c. Display appropriate flexibility and adaptability in the face of stress or uncertainty.

d. Compliance with standards, policies and practices set forth in the EVMS Institutional Handbook and the MHA Academic Student Handbook.