To be considered for admission to the MHA@GW program, applicants should have a strong academic background and hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or an international institution that is accredited by the country’s ministry of education or comparable governmental agency.
Applicants must also have at least three years of professional experience in a health care or health services organization, and be currently employed in the field. As this program is designed for experienced professionals, no prerequisite standardized testing is required for application (i.e., GRE/GMAT results are not required).
To complete your application for MHA@GW, you must submit the following:
The application fee for the MHA@GW program is $75 and is non-refundable. Missouri applicants please see here.
Statement of Purpose
You are required to submit a statement of purpose with your application at the time of submission. Your statement should address the following questions:
- Why do you want to earn your Executive MHA?
- What do you hope to accomplish in your career?
If you feel you would like to provide the admissions committee a more complete picture of your academic or personal background beyond your statement of purpose, you may include an addendum with your application.
Please note that your statement of purpose should be original and in your own words. Plagiarism of your statement of purpose and objectives may be reason for non-review of your application or academic dismissal.
Letters of Recommendation
You are required to submit two letters of recommendation. Professional or academic references are acceptable.
Mail official, sealed transcripts from each academic institution you have attended, including community college coursework, to:
Application Processing Services
7900 Harkins Road
Lanham, MD 20706
Many schools issue transcripts electronically, either through their own web services or through vendors. If this option is available through the institutions you attended, please specify that your transcript(s) be sent via email or select MHA@GW – Online Program if listed as an option through a vendor. This will expedite the delivery of your transcript(s) and the completion of your application.
International students may also be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores as well as a World Education Services (WES) evaluation of any foreign transcripts. If you earned credits at an international institution outside of a study-abroad program, you will need to have your coursework evaluated by World Education Services (WES).
Completion of Prerequisite Courses
Applicants are required to have earned a B or better in both Financial Accounting and Introduction to Statistics. If you have not taken one or both of these courses, or earned the required grade, you still have the ability to apply to the program. Pending acceptance, students will have the option to complete these courses at a local college or through a self-paced, online StraighterLine program. Students will need to complete these courses by the end of their second MHA@GW course module.
After completion of the StraighterLine course(s), you can request a transcript be sent to MHA@GW for a guaranteed credit transfer. If you have additional questions about the prerequisite courses or about StraighterLine, contact an admissions counselor at 1-855-642-2849 or via email.
Applicants are required to participate in a live, face-to-face interview with an admissions manager. The interview is recorded via web camera.
During the interview, applicants will be asked to address the following questions:
- What is your typical way of dealing with conflict? Give an example.
- Give an example of a time when you tried to accomplish something and failed. What did you learn from that experience?
Interviews can be scheduled through your MHA@GW admissions counselor.
Resume or CV
In a current resume or CV, list any relevant professional and academic experience, including volunteer work, and honors and awards.
If you have questions about these requirements, contact an admissions counselor at 1-855-642-2849 or via email.