Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration

Program Coordinator

Admission Deadlines

Additional Links

Dr. Elvan Aktas Fall Semester: July 15 Retention/Dismissal/Readmission Policy
Graduation Requirements
Phone: 229-245-3812 College of Business Administration

Admission Requirements

Required Documents

Admission Requirements

Online Graduate Application

  • Application Fee $35 (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online

One Official Transcript from each institution where you have previously enrolled (undergraduate and graduate).

(Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally- accredited institution
  • Applicants must receive a minimum of 950 points on the College of Business Administration Admission Formula (see Important Program Information to view the Formula)
  • Minimum grade-point average of 2.50 on all attempted undergraduate coursework in which a letter grade was awarded.
  • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny, ECE, etc.

Graduate Management Admission Examination (GMAT)


Graduate Record Exam

  • Minimum GMAT requirement: 400
  • Minimum GRE requirements:
    • Verbal score of 400 AND a Quantitative score of 480
    • If taken July 2011 or later: Verbal score of 146 AND a Quantitative score of 143.
  • The GRE or GMAT requirement may be waived by the College of Business Administration if one of the following stipulations is met.  Applicants should contact the program coordinator to discuss the potential for a waiver.  The coordinator will, in turn, notify the Graduate School if the waiver is granted.
    1. The applicant has already earned a master’s degree (or higher), prior to applying to the MBA program.
    2. The applicant demonstrates 7+ years of acceptable management experience (upper-level management).
MBA Supplemental Application
  • The MBA Supplemental Application should be completed in the applicant’s handwriting – in keeping with the instructions on the form. This document cannot be submitted online.


Distance Learning Exemption of the VSU Medical Form

  • The student information section of form must be completed.  The distance learning exemption (bottom of page 1) must be checked and signed by the student/applicant.
  • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form

Verification of Lawful Presence

(Effective Fall 2011 for applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)

  • This is not required for individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.
  • This must be received prior to enrollment (if applicable), NOT prior to admission.
  • Citizenship documentation is needed for any applicant who wishes to be considered for in-state tuition.
  • Complete list of accepted documents and information on residency.

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

Important Program Information

  • The following prerequisite courses must be completed prior to admission to the MBA program, if not completed in conjunction with the undergraduate degree.  All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better:
Prerequisite Courses
VSU Course Number
Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 2101
Principles of Accounting II
ACCT 2102
Applied Business Statistics
BUSA 2100
Financial Management
FIN 3350
  • To meet minimum requirements for admission, applicants must attain a minimum of 950 points on the College of Business Administration Graduate Admission Formula (see below), while meeting both the minimum grade-point average requirement and test score requirement.

Total Points = GMAT score + (200 x GPA)        

Admission Classifications

  • Regular Status
  • Probationary Status
  • Requests for Irregular or Non-Degree Admission will not be considered.
  • The MBA program does not consider requests for Transient status. 

Admission Questions 

For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.

  • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5







  • Visit Us: Psychology Building (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100




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