To be considered for admission to the master’s program, a student must:
Have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or an international evaluation verifying the equivalent of a regionally accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (4.0 scale) in all previous college work is desired.
To be considered for admission with a cumulative GPA below 3.00, applicants must submit a petition letter. This letter of appeal should be addressed to the Admissions Committee and mailed/emailed to Melissa Hinrichs in the Graduate Admissons Office, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612. For questions, contact Melissa Hinrichs, MHA Admissions Counselor, at [email protected] or 949-214-3277.
Provide ONE official transcript from the college or university that shows a confirmed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. (Transcripts must be received in an official SEALED envelope.) If the applicant’s degree is from a non-U.S. institution, an official, detailed transcript evaluation from an approved international credential evaluation service that shows the equivalent of a regionally accredited bachelor’s U.S. degree must be provided. The Office of Graduate Admissions has approved IERF as an approved vendor for transcript evaluation. Information regarding this can be found at www.IERF.org.
Note: A student may be conditionally accepted for one term (2-course maximum) with unofficial transcripts. However, students are not permitted to register for subsequent terms until the official transcripts are received. A “hold” will be placed on a student’s account if official transcripts are not received. To remove a hold, contact the Bursar’s office located on the 1st floor of Grimm Hall, or at (949) 214-3075.
Upon completion of all admission requirements, applicants will be notified by the Graduate Admissions Office regarding acceptance into the MHA program.
Students may transfer in up to 2 courses (6 units), provided the coursework meets all of the following criteria:
Coursework will be evaluated by the program director for transferability at the time of application. Students may be required to provide a course syllabus or other supporting material to determine equivalency.
If you have any questions about the admissions process or requirements, please contact our admissions counselor, Melissa Hinrichs, at (949) 214-3277 or [email protected].