Master of Healthcare Administration
Admissions Checklist

Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences will admit new MHA students each August and January.

Important Deadlines

Now accepting applications

Spring 2019 November 30, 2018 January 7, 2019


Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.


Application Checklist

      College Transcripts:  A bachelor’s degree is required prior to enrollment. Your official transcripts from your degree-granting institution must be sent to Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University, 100 Baldwin Blvd., Fishersville, VA 22939 or Unofficial transcripts are allowable for initial review of an application, however, you will not be able to enroll in our program until your official transcript has been received verifying completion of the bachelor’s degree and that you still meet the minimum GPA required.

      Application: Applications are available online. Please complete the application based on your anticipated start date.

      Test Scores: No entrance exam is required, however, applicants may submit GMAT or GRE scores if they believe the scores will strengthen their application.

If English is not your native language, you will be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. Mary Baldwin University’s TOEFL institution code is 5397. You do not need to submit scores if you:

  • Earned an undergraduate or graduate degree at a U.S. college or university
  • Conducted your total education in English in a native English-speaking country

      Prerequisite Course:

Required Course Credit Hours Comments
Statistics or Research Methods 3 Can be from biology, mathematics, psychology, or business.

Students may apply prior to completion of the perquisite course, as long as a plan for completion is in place.

❑      GPA:  A minimum of 2.8 overall GPA required. We expect that most accepted students will surpass this minimum. In addition, prerequisite course must be completed with a “C” or better.

❑      References:  One professional reference is required. The online application will provide a link to your recommender.

❑      Essay:  The personal statement should describe your reason for applying to the MHA program and how admission to the program relates to your professional goals.

□       Registration Fee:  You will need to submit a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $50 once you are accepted into the program.

❑      Conditional Admission:  Conditional Admission may be considered for students who do not fully meet all of the requirements for regular admission, but allows them to begin program coursework. If Conditional Admission is granted, the student must earn at least a 3.0 GPA during the first nine credits taken in the program.


Out of State Students Interested in an Online Degree from Mary Baldwin University

State and federal laws require colleges and universities to be authorized to offer online degree programs in states other than their own.  Mary Baldwin University (Mary Baldwin) is authorized to offer the online MHA degree program to students residing in the following states.  If your state of residence is not listed, please contact  to inquire about applying.