Healthcare Administration: Admissions

Program Requirements

We take great pride in the rigor of our curriculum and our students' thirst for success. Setting the bar high in our program admissions requirements helps maintain those standards from the get-go. All are outlined below for you to begin your application.

Apply to the Healthcare Administration Program

  • Apply
    Please submit an application online and nonrefundable $50 application fee.
  • Bachelor's Degree
    We require evidence of a Bachelor’s degree earned at regionally accredited institution.
  • Transcripts

    Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. Admission GPAs will be calculated based on credits and grades from regionally accredited institutions only. Transcripts must be mailed or delivered electronically to ADU from each institution, or the applicant may deliver a transcript in a sealed envelope directly to the Office of Enrollment Services. Faxed copies will not be considered official. Unofficial transcripts may be used for preliminary admission calculations. Failure to disclose all colleges previously attended could result in denial or dismissal. Additionally, transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be evaluated by World Education Services. This is the only company from which we will accept transcript evaluations.

    Mail Transcripts to: Adventist University of Health Sciences
    Office of Enrollment Services
    671 Winyah Drive
    Orlando FL, 32803-1226

  • CLEP/AP/IB Transcripts
    We accept official transcripts for College Level Examination Programs (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations as potential fulfillment of prerequisite requirements. CLEP scores reported on an official college transcript are also permissible.
  • Minimum GPA
    Please present a minimum undergraduate 3.00 cumulative grade point average on a 4.00 scale.
  • Submit Résumé
    Please present an updated résumé. Two years of professional experience in healthcare are preferred; admitted students with less than two years' experience must fulfill a three-credit residency during the program's final trimester.
  • Essay
    We request a personal essay or goal statement outlining career goals, the applicant's desire to attend a faith-based institution, specifically Adventist University of Health Sciences.
  • Recommendation Form
    Please provide three ADU Recommendation Forms — two professional references and one academic reference.

    Graduate Recommendation Form (PDF)
  • Prerequisites
    We require applicants to complete the following courses prior to admission as an undergraduate program or a post-baccalaureate student:
    1. Accounting I & II
    2. Finance
    3. Microeconomics
    4. Macroeconomics
  • Prerequisite Eligibility Form
    Please submit the MHA Prerequisite Eligibility Form.

    MHA Prerequisite Eligibility Form (PDF)
  • Interview
    We offer interviews by invitation only, contacting applicants by phone or letter to arrange a date. Please understand that meeting our minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview invitation.
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