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Admissions Requirements

Health Administration or Health Administration - Certificate in Health Informatics

These programs are open to all undergraduates in good academic standing. If you already have earned an associate’s degree in a clinical area (e.g., nursing, medical records, or radiology), you are strongly encouraged to consider degree completion in health administration. You may be eligible for an accelerated degree completion program. Formal articulation agreements are in place for two-year graduates of specific programs (medical records technology, radiography, respiratory therapy) at some community colleges. Those prospective articulation students should see their academic advisers and plan to discuss the advantages of these plans with EMU health administration faculty.

Your interests may be better served with a minor in health administration. Because of the priority recently placed on health-care organizations and reform at the federal, state, and local levels, many students majoring in pre-medicine, nursing, political science, economics, business administration, and technology have opted for this minor in recent years.

Health Administration – Masters

  1. Comply with the Graduate School’s admission requirements.
  2. Have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students who have between a 2.75 and 2.99 GPA in their undergraduate program may be admitted conditionally, if they meet the Graduate school requirements. Students who are admitted conditionally need to earn a minimum of a 3.0 in at least 3 courses before they are fully admitted to the MHA Program.
  3. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

There are no prerequisites, such as a GRE or GMAT. Most courses are face to face at EMU’s Brighton campus in the evening, 5:30 to 8:20 PM. There are four online courses, two in the summer sessions, one in the Fall and one in the Winter, and a hybrid (online and lecture) in the Winter. The Program is a 36 to 38 credit hour Program; 36 if one has health care experience and 38 if one does not. If students do not have health care experience, they will need to complete a two credit health administrative Internship, which is approximately 240 hours.

International students need to meet the admission criteria as domestic students. In addition, they need to take English language proficiency tests and earn at lest an 84 in the TOEFL, with a minimum score of 80 in each section. In addition, international graduate students must take a minimum of eight credit hours in the Fall and Winter semesters. Please contact the Office of International Students at http://www.emich.edu/ois for additional requirements and information.

Health Administration – Graduate Certificate

Prospective students seeking admission to the Graduate Certificate in Health Administration program are
required to:

  1. Comply with the Graduate School’s admission requirements.
  2. Have at least a 3.0 GPA. (Applicants may seek conditional admission with a 2.75 GPA.)
  3. Have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.


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 734-487-2072  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