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School of Health Care Administration Admissions

These apply to all graduate programs through the School of Health Care Administration (DHA, MHA, MS GLHE, & GCRTS)


How to Apply

Application materials must be submitted online through the OSU Graduate College.

  • Please mark ‘Degree Candidate’ as the Admission status.

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  • Students should have earned a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate or graduate coursework.
Standardized Testing
  • GRE/GMAT scores are not required for this program.
Required Materials
  • Upload unofficial transcripts to your application from each college or university you have attended or are currently attending, including OSU. 
    • Note: after admission to the program, you will need to have official transcripts sent to the graduate college via email at or mail to:
      • Attn: OSU Graduate Admissions
      • 202 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078
  • Upload a Personal Statement (see details below under 'Personal Statement Instructions').
Optional (but encouraged) Materials
  • Resumé/Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • You may request 1-3 letters of recommendation through your application. 


We do not operate with official deadlines. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and you are encouraged to apply anytime. We do strongly suggest applying at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester you wish to begin your studies to allow for enough time to get you properly oriented. 

Personal Statement Instructions

Please prepare a one- to two-page, typed, double-spaced essay that includes the following:

  • Why you are applying to your program of choice?
  • Your health care experience, if any, and how you see this program benefiting your long-term career goals.
  • Description of your current job.
  • What personal strengths will help you attain your goals?
  • What personal challenges will you face in achieving your goals?

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