University of Minnesota MHA

Smith Hall at the University of Minnesota-Twin...

Smith Hall at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Located on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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General University Information

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (U of M) is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. It is the oldest and largest campus within the University of Minnesota system and has the fourth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 52,557 students in 2011–2012. The University of Minnesota is considered a Public Ivy by Greene’s Guide, which is a public institution that offers an education comparable to those of the Ivy League.

Program Description

Our Full time Master of Healthcare Administration program is appropriate for applicants with limited or no healthcare work experience or individuals who wish to make a career change from industries other than healthcare. Now ranked second in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the Program is accredited by CAHME, the gold standard in graduate healthcare education.

The program’s consistently high rankings are a reflection of many factors—an outstanding faculty of researchers and practitioners, our location in one of the nation’s centers of healthcare innovation, an extraordinary alumni association, and our track record of educating outstanding leaders for the healthcare industries.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a strong commitment to managing people and resources to create and sustain outstanding healthcare services and organizations. Strong quantitative and communication skills are essential; prior experience in healthcare is not required in the full-time program.

bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
minimum GPA of 3.0
GRE minimum of 300 (post-August 2011) or 1000 (pre-August 2011)
GMAT minimum of 500 with minimum analytical writing assessment of 3.5 on either exam
MCAT accepted from U.S. trained physicians
letter of intent
three letters of recommendation
on-site panel interview (telephone interview for international applications)




Minneapolis, MN

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