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

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2019 admission. The priority deadline each year is December 1. After December 1st, 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. To start the application process:

Application Procedure

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.

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


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: Individuals who have earned a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, JD, PharmD, etc) from an U.S. accredited institution are exempt from the admission test requirement for the MSHA Program.

**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.