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Admission Process

Take the first step toward getting your degree and taking your career to the next level. Apply now.

Getting Started

Our admission process is easy, and our MHA Application Specialists can walk you through every step.  

There are three ways to get started:

Call us at
1-866-265-6008 

Provide your contact information by completing our
Request Information Form

Begin your application now. Create an account to start your application or call an Application Specialist at
1-866-265-6008 for help.

There is no application fee.

Requirements*

To qualify for admission in the Boston College MHA program, we ask that you have at least two years of managerial experience in the healthcare industry or a health services organization in some capacity. This can include the management of projects, budgets, personnel, or other responsibilities. Alternatively, clinicians with 5 or more years of experience will also be considered. Please check with our Application Specialists if you are unsure whether your background and experience applies.

To complete an application for the MHA program, please prepare the following for submission:

 

Please submit an official copy of your undergraduate transcript that shows the conferral of your bachelor’s degree. An official copy of your transcript means that your undergraduate institution has submitted your transcript directly to Boston College (electronically, through email, or through the mail). You may upload an unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript as temporary proof of bachelor’s degree completion for the purposes of admissions review; however, the official version of your transcript will be required prior to your enrolling in the MHA program. Please contact your Application Specialist for further details.

Please have your official transcript sent to:

Boston College
c/o Emily Raviola
Woods College of Advancing Studies
St. Mary’s Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Official Secure Electronic Transcripts can be sent to mhaprogram@bc.edu

 

Minimum undergraduate GPA for full acceptance is a 3.0. Conditional acceptance may be considered for students below a 3.0. For those  students with undergraduate GPAs below a 3.0, GMAT or GRE test scores are strongly recommended. Conditionally admitted students may be asked to complete additional requirements and/or achieve particular grade thresholds for the first two courses at the discretion of the admissions committee.

Please submit a personal statement of approximately 500 – 1,500 words (500-word minimum). Your personal statement should give us a general understanding of who you are, your career goals and aspirations, your interest in the program, and why you are a good fit for Boston College. If you wish to address any other aspects of your application materials (e.g., undergraduate GPA below a 3.0, etc.), please include this in your personal statement.

Your resume or CV should contain a summary of your relevant job experience (including two years or more of managerial experience in the healthcare industry) and education. You may also include relevant activities, awards and interests.

Two letters of recommendation from professional and/or academic sources. Our preference is that at least one of your letters of recommendation come from a current or recent supervisor in the healthcare industry who can speak to your managerial experience and your capacity for successfully completing your MHA.

GRE (reporting code 7534) or GMAT (reporting code 4X-HX-7) scores – Please note: it is not required for you to take these exams to qualify for admission in the MHA program. However, if your undergraduate GPA falls below 3.0, this is strongly recommended to help your application. Please contact your Application Specialist if you have any questions or concerns about this option.

As part of your admissions process, you may be contacted by a member of our admissions committee with additional questions. This is not an indication that anything is amiss; we just want to make sure we have all the information we need to review your file. We are happy to set up a conversation with you in-person, online (e.g., Skype), or by phone as you prefer.

Our Application Specialists can help you ensure your application materials are submitted successfully. Call 1-866-265-6008 for assistance. 

*Students who do not meet these requirements may be considered for admission with strong employer recommendations. Please contact your Application Specialist for further information.

Tuition is $1,100 per credit for a 46-credit program. A comprehensive fee of $25 per semester for fall and spring and $45 per semester in the summer helps to support the cost of providing the online courses, online library access, academic support and career services and more, all of which can be accessed virtually. Students pay the comprehensive fee when they take one or more classes during a module.

Federal financial aid is available. A recommended first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Please use Boston College’s FAFSA school code: 002128.

Payment plans are available. Please visit http://www.bc.edu/offices/stserv/financial/altfin/qppp.html for more information.

BC accepts employer financial/tuition assistance. Please contact your Application Specialist at 1-866-265-6008 for more details on how to arrange for this.

Please ask your employer whether your organization is an official partner with the BC MHA program. Additional benefits may apply if you are part of our official partnership organizations.

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