How to Apply
Application to the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at Governors State University is now made through the Healthcare Administration, Management & Policy Centralized Application System, otherwise known as HAMPCAS.
To apply to our program you should do the following:
- Visit http://www.hampcas.org
- Begin the application process by clicking on the Create New Account button.
- You are encouraged to click on FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and Instructions prior to completing your application. These links provide you with important information regarding the application process (e.g., transcripts, GRE, TOFEL, GMAT, personal statement/essay, and letters of reference).
Please note:Graduate Record Examinations (GRE®) Designated Institution (DI) Code has been approved. DI Code 0711 has been assigned to Governors State University HAMPCAS. Educational Testing Service (ETS®) will transmit official GRE scores electronically to the HAMPCAS up to twice a week for all test takers who designate the program as a score recipient. ETS will also send official GRE scores directly to Governors State if that option was selected on the GRE “CAS Setup and Order” form.
Please note: All test scores (TOFEL, GRE, and GMAT) should be sent directly to Governors State University Office of Admissions, using the GSU University Code 1263. You can also fax your test scores to:
Attention: MHA Admission Committee, G176
College of Health and Human Services
Governors State University
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484
If you are admitted to our MHA program, you are also required to submit the official document of your TOFEL to the MHA Admission Committee at the address listed above.
For additional assistance, contact the HAMPCAS Customer Support Line at 617.612.2882.
The HAMPCAS Applicant User Guide is located at the link below:
HAMPCAS Applicant User Guide Manual
Special Admission Requirements
The Master's of Health Administration degree program admits students twice a year. Applications must be submitted online at www.hampcas.org by May 1 of the year for the Fall semester admission and by November 1 of the year for the Spring semester admission.
NOTE: The HAMPCAS portal closes every year for one month from mid-August to mid-September. To check exact dates, please go to http://www.hampcas.org under the application information tab. Applicants who wish to apply for the upcoming spring semester can only begin applying once the portal for the new academic year reopens in mid-September.
In addition to meeting University criteria, applicants must:
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work or a cumulative 3.0 GPA for all previous graduate coursework. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 may be advised to take six hours of graduate course work as undeclared students, achieve grades of B or better in the course work, and re-apply for admission. The Admissions Committee will evaluate the applicant's work and determine eligibility for admission;
- Submit an official copy of scores on either GRE or GMAT;
- Have a PAGG score (Product of Applicant's GPA and GRE or GMAT scores) of at least 885 for students taking GRE or at least 1200 for students taking GMAT. Students who take GRE are required to submit the analytical writing scores. A minimum of 4.5 on a scale of 6.0 is required for admission consideration;
- Submit three letters of recommendation that support the applicant for graduate study in health administration. Recommendation letters must be from previous academic faculty and/or current or previous employers. If the applicant has been out of school or unemployed for more than five years, he/she may petition for a waiver;
- Submit Personal Statement for pursuing Master's Degree of Health Administration
- Complete an interview with the Admissions Committee scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and time. International students may request interview via telephone, Skype, or web conference.