Health Services Administration Application Requirements

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Admission Criteria:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher (if bachelor's degree was earned within the last five years) is required. If you graduated over five years ago, a cumulative GPA of 2.4 or higher is required.
  • Earned bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Evidence of coursework in statistics and research methodology and design is strongly recommended.

Application Requirements:

  • Two letters of recommendation. If your bachelor's degree was earned within the last five years, at least one letter must be from a faculty member or the dean/director of the undergraduate program. If your degree is older than five years, both letters must be from employers or professional colleagues.
  • Satisfactory professional essay (minimum of two pages) to include a description of the following:
    • A significant professional accomplishment
    • Expectations of graduate study
    • Career goals

Application Process:

Submit all application materials to IUP's School of Graduate Studies and Research. Items should include:

  • Application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Signed and dated goal statement (professional essay)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • $50 application fee (nonrefundable)