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Admission to the M.S. in Health Care Administration (HCAD) program is based upon the completion of the general admission requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies. HCAD program admission requires a score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and record of applicant’s undergraduate academic performance are required. A standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) will not be used as the sole criterion for denying an applicant’s admission to the HCAD program.
Applicants for whom English is not their native language
must achieve a TOEFL score of at least 575 (paper-based) or 230 (computer-based). International applicants that score below minimum acceptable levels on the verbal portion of entrance examinations may be admitted under the condition that they pass an English proficiency exam or complete UT Arlington’s Graduate English Skills Program prior to beginning graduate coursework. Applicants are encouraged to submit with their application a resume that highlights professional and personal accomplishments, linguistic abilities, computer expertise and leadership experience.
Multiple criteria are used to make admission decisions
Quantitative measures include an applicant’s GMAT or GRE scores and grade point average as calculated by the Office of Graduate Studies. These measures are integrated into a formula, or index, that multiplies the grade point average by 200 and adds the total GMAT score. Index factors are weighed equally at the outset of applicant evaluation. A graduate grade point average is used in the index when it is 3.0 or above and is based on at least 24 semester hours. For unconditional admission, the applicant’s composite total from the index must be 1050 or higher and items listed below should strongly indicate the potential for successful academic performance as a graduate health care administration student.
Along with grade point average and GMAT or GRE scores, admission criteria include the following:
GMAT or GRE scores (verbal and quantitative)GMAT or GRE writing sampleGrades in specified undergraduate business and non-business courses (math, accounting, economics, statistics, for example)Educational objectives and quality of written expression of the application essayLetters of recommendation from three persons familiar with the applicant’s academic background and/or work experience.
The GMAT or GRE test may be waived for applicants with an earned graduate degree in appropriate health care related discipline or profession.The GMAT or GRE test may also be waived for applicants with 5 or more years of increasing responsibility in managerial, professional, and/or technical positions in the healthcare industry, and a 3.0 GPA on undergraduate work as calculated by the Office of Graduate Studies; detailed work history required with application.Students who are unconditionally admitted, have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 as calculated by the Graduate School (or 3.0 at the graduate level), and enroll for a minimum of six semester credit hours will be eligible for available fellowship and/or scholarship support. A standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) will not be used as the sole criterion for determining fellowship and/or scholarship eligibility.
For an applicant with an index score below 1050, probationary admission may be available when at least three items of 1 through 5 above strongly indicate the potential for successful academic performance as a graduate health care administration student. Items 6 through 10 will also be used to identify positive indicators for admission. Students who are admitted on probation will have one or more conditions specified, such as no grade less than ‘B’ for the first 12 hours of graduate study.
Provisional, Deferred and Denied Admission
A provisional decision to admit may be granted when the applicant meets criteria for unconditional or probationary status but one or more applicant credentials are incomplete. A deferred decision may be made when an applicant’s file is not sufficiently complete to make an admit or deny decision.For an applicant with an index score less than 1000 and other evidence that indicates lack of potential for academic success as a graduate health care administration student, admission will likely be denied. However, all applicant data will be carefully reviewed before an admission denial is made.NOTE: Talk to Program Advisor for the possibility of GMAT waiver.
HOW TO APPLY
Follow these steps to complete the admissions process.
- COMPLETE THE APPLYTEXAS APPLICATION
Apply online through ApplyTexas.
- PAY APPLICATION FEE
If you did not submit your application fee at the time of submitting your admissions application, you can pay it online.
PAY APPLICATION FEE ONLINE
- OPTIONAL: SUBMIT UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS
Students can submit unofficial transcripts for admission through Fall 2023. Students who submit unofficial transcripts to be reviewed for admission will still need to submit their official transcripts once the institution(s) have made them available.
SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS
- SUBMIT YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS
Official transcripts must be received no later than the 12th class day of a student’s first semester. Submit your official transcripts electronically or by mail. If you have foreign coursework, you must submit official foreign transcripts, or marksheets and diplomas, that bear the original university seal and original signature of the Registrar. UTA will accept course-by-course evaluations from companies with NACES or AICE membership as long as it includes a copy of your official transcript.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SUBMITTING OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS
- SUBMIT OFFICIAL GRE/GMAT TEST SCORES
Test scores may be required by your academic department. Official test score reports should be sent directly from the testing agency. UTA’s ETS institutional code is 6013. Individuals may be eligible to receive a 50 percent GRE Fee Reduction voucher for the general test and/or a subject test. Visit the GRE website to learn more about the GRE Fee Reduction Program.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GRE FEE REDUCTION PROGRAM
- COMPLETE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
As part of the admissions review process program related documents may be required. Each academic department sets its own admissions criteria. Review program requirements in the University Catalog for more information about these documents, including letters of recommendation, statements of purpose, resumes, portfolios, and more. Departmental application process times vary greatly and some programs require applications up to one year in advance.
- SUBMIT FAFSA OR TASFA
Students who wish to apply for financial aid must meet certain general eligibility criteria to apply for most need-based financial aid. To be eligible for scholarships students must come FAFSA or TASFA application.
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- CHECK ADMISSIONS STATUS
You can check your admissions status through the MyMav student portal, where you can also review if you have any missing items needed to complete your application.
Additional documents and notes:
GMAT or GRE Waiver
The Program Advisor can waive the GRE/GMAT requirement for any of the following conditions:• You have an earned graduate degree in an appropriate field. You have an undergraduate GPA (last 60 hours) of 3.0 or higher and five or more years of progressive health care industry experience. You have (within the last 3 years) or will receive an undergraduate degree from UT Arlington with a GPA of 3.2 or higher, as calculated by the graduate school.
Submit current resume
highlighting your administrative, managerial, and volunteering experiences to HCAD@uta.edu.
Submit Personal statement
reasons why you want to pursue the M.S. in Health Care Administration degree (approximately 200 words). Email to HCAD@uta.edu.
Submit 3 letters of recommendation
addressing the applicant’s potential for success in the graduate program from persons knowledgeable of the applicant’s abilities You may utilize the recommendation form or submit letter on official company letterhead with signature to HCAD@uta.edu.