MHA Degree Admission Process

The Boston College Healthcare Administration program welcomes your application and questions about the MHA degree application process. Start your application process today!

Our MHA Application Specialists support you every step of the way through the admission process.

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Three Ways to Get Started with your MHA Application:


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There is no application fee

Our MHA Application Specialists support you every step of the way through the admission process.

Start Your Application Now

3 Ways to Get Started


Provide your contact info by completing our
Request Form


Start your application online today
Start Application

There is no application fee

MHA Program Admission Requirements:

  • Proof of Bachelor’s Degree Completion

    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 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
    Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
    St. Mary’s Hall South
    140 Commonwealth Avenue
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

    Official Secure Electronic Transcripts can be sent to

  • Undergraduate GPA

    The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program accepts applicants based on a holistic review of the application materials. The minimum undergraduate GPA for acceptance is 3.0. For those interested in beginning the program immediately after finishing an undergraduate degree, the minimum GPA is also 3.0. Conditional acceptance may be considered for applicants with a GPA below 3.0 at the discretion of the admissions committee. Conditionally admitted students are often required to achieve a B or better in the first two courses.

    The Master of Healthcare Administration does not require the GRE or GMAT for admissions. If you believe your scores would enhance your application, please feel free to submit them. Our GRE reporting code is 7534 and our GMAT reporting code is 44X-HX-07.

  • Personal Statement

    Please submit a personal statement of approximately 1,000 – 1,500 words. 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.
  • Resume

    Students must also submit a resume that details work experience and educational attainment. Also, please include any licenses currently held, social justice-related experience, any language skills other than English, and any research experience or publications.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

    All applicants must include two professional letters of recommendation. These letters should come from supervisors, people familiar with your work, or if you are a recent graduate, professors from relevant courses. Letters from family, friends, political figures, and the like are discouraged. Letters must be sent directly from the recommender either through an online application portal or directly to Woods College. We will not accept letters that are not in a sealed envelope mailed directly from the recommender or emailed directly from the recommender.
  • Additional Questions

    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, or by phone, as you prefer.

Tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year is $1,452 per credit for a 43 to 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, 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 Please use Boston College’s FAFSA school code: 002128.

Payment plans are available. Please visit for more information.

BC accepts employer financial/tuition assistance. Please contact your Application Specialist at 1-617-714-9549 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.

Upcoming Start Dates

Summer 2024 May 15, 2024
Fall 2024 August 26, 2024
Spring 2025 January 13, 2025

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Master of Healthcare Administration Degree