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Admission to the MSHA Program is based upon a solid academic foundation, leadership experience, strong interpersonal skills, a capacity to work in teams, a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of those served in the field of health administration and an interview with faculty, alumni and current students.

Application Deadline

The priority deadline each year is December 1. After December 1, applications will be considered on a space available basis. 

You can start the application process now through the UAB Graduate School or via Healthcare Administration, Management & Policy Centralized Application Service (HAMPCAS). UAB is a participant of the Health Administration, Management, & Policy Centralized Application Service (HAMPCAS). HAMPCAS is the national centralized application service that provides applicants with the capability to apply to health management, administration, and policy programs across different colleges and universities throughout the U.S. by way of a single, web-based application.

Application Procedure

Official transcripts from each institution where college credit was received can be mailed to:

UAB Graduate School
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0013

The following materials must be submitted to the MSHA Program.

  • Completed online application which includes essays, a resume and three recommendations.
  • Non-refundable application fee (U.S. $70.00, International $85.00).
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended submitted directly to the UAB Graduate School.


We begin the application review process in December and start offering interview dates subsequent to the review. Interviews take place in January and February. Admissions decisions are made February-March.

International Student Requirements**

International students must meet the minimum of one of the English proficiency tests below:

  • IELTS – 6.5
  • TOEFL – 80
  • PTEA – 53

International students must also provide a Financial Affidavit of Support and immigration documentation if currently residing in the US.

*Note: No degree can be awarded without the successful completion of a 9 – 12 month administrative residency at the end of the academic coursework. Our experience has shown that it is very difficult for international students to obtain an administrative residency in the United States. Consequently, international students must have an administrative residency secured before starting the MSHA program.