skip to content

Admission Requirements:

The admission requirements for prospective M.H.A. students identified by the University as International Applicants are

  • Completed application submitted to the Graduate School.
  • Evidence of an earned bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on last 60 hours toward undergraduate degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all prior graduate course work with accompanying transcripts for the same. 
  • Scores from GRE or GMAT tests with preferred scores of 153 on the verbal, 144 on the quantitative and 4.0 on the analytical portions of the GRE or 450 on the GMAT
  • Resume to the HCA department
  • Three letters of reference to the HCA department and
  • Career goal statement for seeking the M.H.A. degree.

In addition, The Healthcare Administration Program requires international applicants to submit evidence of any one of the following:

  1.  TOEFL (iBT) Total Test score of at least 92 or 580 on paper based exam and 235 on computer based exam and iBT Component scores equal to or greater than:

                         Reading – 22

                         Listening – 22

                         Speaking – 24

                         Writing – 24 

  2. A Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 82 or higher.
  3. An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or higher.


*Applicants may request a waiver of the GRE/GMAT requirement when applying to the Health Care Administration program.  Waivers may be granted if the applicant has completed a graduate degree form an accredited US college or university with a grade point average of at least a 3.0.


Admission for graduate study in Health Care Administration is available to applicants who have attained an undergraduate degree with a GPA in the final 60 hours of 3.0 or greater. Applicants who have undertaken prior graduate study must also have achieved a minimum of 3.0 GPA. In addition successful applicants will submit evidence of outstanding academic and work or life experiences that demonstrate potential for leadership in the health services environment. Prior health care experience (employment, internship or volunteer) is preferred but not required.

Provisional admission may be considered for an applicant who did not attain an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 but who demonstrates potential for graduate study based on GRE/GMAT scores, as well as work and/or life experiences that show evidence of leadership qualities. Provisional admission is not guaranteed and will be based on an evaluation of the applicants’ record of accomplishments and potential. Students admitted provisionally must achieve a grade of B or better in each course taken during the first 12 course hours of study. Failure to meet the conditions of provisional admission will result in removal of the student from the degree program without possibility for readmission to this program.

International applicants are advised to fulfill the Graduate School requirements prior to consideration for the Health Care Administration program. For more details visit  International Education.

Deferral – Students may request deferral of admission date up to one year due to personal circumstances.  No additional deferrals will be granted and the applicant must re-apply.

Due Dates for Completed Applications for International Students:

Please note that applicants identified by the University as international applicants must submit application materials no later than the following dates in order that the application can be processed in a timely manner and appropriate visa and resident issues are resolved.

March 1 for the Fall semester
July 1 for the Spring semester 
February 1 for any Summer semester

All applicants must submit the required documentation in the following manner:

Application Documents:

  • Application
  • Transcripts 
  • GRE or GMAT Scores
  • TOEFL Scores

Send Application Documents To:
Texas Woman's University
Office of Admissions Processing
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX-76204

Resume Documents:

  • Resume 
  • Three Letters of Recommendations
  • Career Goal Statement

Send Resume Documents To:
Texas Woman's University
Program in Healthcare Administration
6700 Fannin
Houston, TX-77030