MHA Admissions

How to Apply

Applications to the MHA program should be submitted via the George Mason graduate application site, located here. A summary of admissions requirements and necessary documents are listed below. Applications are accepted for both fall and spring admissions.

George Mason University Admissions Requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution  and have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to be considered. Admission to the program is competitive, and a variety of criteria are evaluated in the admission decision. Applicants are evaluated based on past academic performance (including prior academic degrees and courses taken), letters of recommendation, personal professional goal statement and professional experience.  These are used to determine the applicant's "match" with the program and potential for success in graduate studies.  Applicants who are deemed to meet the above criteria are required to have a brief personal interview with faculty. Applicants who are unable to attend a personal interview will be interviewed through video conferencing technology.

Program Admission Standards

Work experience in the healthcare industry is preferred, but not required for admission. As of October 9, 2017, GRE and GMAT scores are no longer required as part of the admission process or decision.

Application Materials

Required Documents - All Applicants

In order to expedite the processing of your application, you may upload unofficial transcripts into your application. You will still be required to submit official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions. However, unofficial transcripts are acceptable for admissions review.

One official transcript from all institutions attended is required. The preferred method for submission of transcripts is as electronic submissions from the institution's Registrar's Office to ugtrans@gmu.edu. If necessary, transcripts can be mailed directly from the institution's Registrar's Office to the address below:

Office of Graduate Admissions
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MSN 4C8
Fairfax, VA 22030

All degrees completed outside the U.S. must be evaluated by World Education Services International Credential Advantage Package (WES ICAP).

Also Required:

  • Personal Essay
  • Applicants are required to submit three references (listed as "Evaluations"). An application is deemed complete when two of the three references are received.
  • CV/Resume
  • Application for Virginia In-State Tuition Rates, if claiming entitlement to these rates. 
  • Supplemental Application. GMU requires a supplemental application as part of the admissions process. There is no additional application fee.

Additional Documents - International Applicants