Master of Health Administration Program Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to the Master's degree program in Health Administration are subject to the rules and regulations applied by the Graduate College. Admission to graduate study at Hampton University is open to all qualified applicants who meet the requirements as stated in the Graduate Catalog. Potential students are encouraged to consult the Graduate Catalog prior to applying for admission. In addition, admission to the master’s program requires:

  1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited program in any discipline;
  2. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 overall on a 4.0 scale;
  3. Acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), with a verbal score at least 450 or an Analytical Writing Assessment score of at least 4.0;
  4. A completed application to the Graduate College;
  5. Two (2) letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with the applicant’s professional qualifications. Letters should be on letterhead paper and address the nature of the professional’s knowledge of the applicant. Letters should come from professionals, such as the applicant’s most recent employer, a previous professor, supervisors and/ or managers. The professional providing the reference must also complete Parts II and III of the recommendation;
  6. A personal statement that delineates the applicant's:
    1. Rationale for selecting Hampton University's master's program;
    2. Description of goals and aspirations;
    3. How the applicants expects to benefit from master's level study;
    4. Previous research and scholarship and current research interest.
      • The essay should be at least 3 to 5 typed pages, doubled spaced, and written in either Times New Roman or Arial 12-point font.
  7. Students entering with five or more years health administration experience must validate those experiences though employer references and performance evaluations;
  8. A current resume that includes sections on education, research and scholarly activity, and service.
  9. An interview by telephone with a faculty member who teaches in the Master of Health administration program.
  10. Approval of the Committee on Graduate Admissions, Scholarships and Standards.

Provisional Admission

Applicants not meeting requirements for regular admission, in keeping with Hampton University's statement of mission, may be admitted with provisional status. An applicant who holds a bachelor’s degree, but does not fully meet the above requirements for regular admission, may be admitted on a provisional basis. Students so admitted are held responsible for removing the deficiencies during the first semester in residence to attain regular status.

Re-Entering Student Applicants

Failure to enroll in any semester after initial enrollment constitutes a withdrawal from the program of study and requires submitting an application for re-admission to the Graduate College. The application for re-admission must be filed with the Dean of the Graduate College prior to the term of planned re-entry. Once a student has been re-admitted, the student will follow the University Academic Catalog requirements in place at the time of readmission. All students applying for re-entry to the Graduate College must abide by the following:

  1. Submit an application for readmission.
  2. Provide copies of transcripts of all academic work at other institutions.
  3. Submit a new personal statement and letters of recommendation if the leave is one Academic year, or greater (Hampton University Academic Catalog 2008-2010; pg. 172).