Application Requirements

Master of Healthcare Administration

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Admission Requirements and Application Process

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, which include:

  • An overall grade point average of 3.0 or, if below, 5 years of work experience in the field
  • Basic course in statistics
  • For international applicants, a TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper version), 213 (computer-based), or TOEFL iBT score of at least 90; or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5; is required. Applicants needing preliminary English language work are encouraged to consider the INTERLINK program.

As part of the application process, students must provide:

  • Valparaiso University Graduate Application
  • Certified transcripts of a bachelor’s degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A reflective essay indicating the reasons for undertaking graduate study in health administration
  • Application fee: $30 for U.S. citizens and $50 for international applicants

The Health Administration features a continuous admission process, so application materials may be submitted at any time. Once received, the admission decision normally takes 2-3 weeks. You can request additional information about the MHA program.


 

Master of Professional Studies

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Admission Requirements and Application Process

Interested students should access the online application.

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the LawSchool, which include:

  • A bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of a 3.0 (B) GPA.  Students who do not meet this requirement but have reason to believe that they can succeed in and benefit from graduate study will be considered individually and, if appropriate, be admitted on a conditional basis.
  • Two years’ relevant work experience

As part of the application process, students must provide:

  • Official transcript from all academic institutions attended
  • Current resume
  • A personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • $30 Application Fee

Plan of Study

Students may begin their program in January, May, or August.  Courses are offered year-round and will typically be taught during the evening to accommodate working students.

Students may complete the MPSL Program in as few as four semesters, but will be allowed up to five years to complete the program.  All courses are charged on a per credit basis, and Valparaiso University is happy to work with students who receive employer tuition benefits.

Financial Considerations

Tuition for courses beginning in January and May is $795.00 per credit hour.


 

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