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Admissions Requirements

Health Administration Undergraduate Program

To qualify for admission to the undergraduate program in Health Administration, students must have successfully completed 45 hours of undergraduate coursework at an accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5. In addition, the following courses must be completed with a minimum earned grade of C- (C required for transfer courses) in each:

Prospective majors in Health Administration who do not have the minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average may petition the program in writing, through the Program Director, to request probationary admission to the major. Such applications will be considered by the program's faculty on a case-by-base basis and would be expected to include information explaining either disruption in the applicant's higher education, personal experience and achievements that counterbalance the grade point average, or other issues of relevance to the request.

Health Administration – Masters

The following criteria are required for admission into this program:

  • Meet minimum Graduate School admission requirements;
  • A bachelors degree from an accredited university;
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Take GMAT or GRE exam (The GRE/GMAT will be waived for applicants with an overall undergraduate GPA 3.5 or above);
  • Have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate level descriptive statistics course and an undergraduate or graduate course in principles of accounting (The credits will not apply to the credits required for graduation)
  • Have a minimum of two years of professional work experience

In addition to meeting these requirements students will need to submit, as part of the application process an:

  • Essay
  • Resume

The application deadlines are as follows:

  • March 30 for Fall Admission
  • October 15 for Winter Admission

Applicants who do not meet the minimum standards in one area, but exceed the standard in others, may be considered for admission on a case by cases basis.

International students need to meet the admission criteria as domestic students. In addition, applicants need to take English Language proficiency tests and earn at least an 84 in the TOEFL, with a minimum score of 20 in each section.

Health Administration – Graduate Certificate

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a Graduate Application
  2. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities (EMU alums do no need to request official transcripts).
  3. Earned a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution.
  4. A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program.

Students with non-U.S. post-secondary credentials must submit an evaluation of their international transcripts from the Educational Perspectives (EP) credential evaluation service. Click here for additional information.


A health administration graduate certificate coordinator will work with you to assist in the exploration of degree requirements, evaluation of applications for admission to the degree program, preparation of a plan of study,  approval of program changes, and recommendation for graduation.  For more information or to schedule an advising appointment, call 734-487-2383  or email pwalsh@emich.edu.

The Health Administration Program is part of the School of Health Sciences, 313 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.4096