Healthcare MBAApplication & Requirements

Admission Requirements

Our Healthcare MBA candidates are highly-motivated professionals intent on reaching that next level of leadership success. Admission to the Healthcare MBA program is based on a variety of factors and will be evaluated holistically. Our admissions team carefully screens each application to ensure candidates are an optimal fit for the program demands and objectives.

Admission requirements include:

  • Two years of professional work experience (evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
  • Ability to meet all general university requirements for graduate degree program admission
  • In good standing with all previously attended colleges and universities
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or better based on upper-division coursework. Applicants with less than a 3.0 with strong work experience may be considered.

Application Deadline

Start Term U.S.-based applicant International applicant
August July 1st June 1st
January December 1st October 1st

Application Process

To apply for the program:

  • Please click here to initiate your graduate application. Select “Create User Account” (Unless you have created one previously). Log-in to system to the application process. Complete all required fields. When you reach the section titled "Major and start term" select appropriate "Admit type" and "Start term" from the dropdown boxes. Immediately after this section you will see an "Intended Major" box, select "Professional MBA Weekend, for concentration select "Healthcare Management" (Or Healthcare Management Online).
  • Enter the program name Healthcare MBA in the online admission form.
  • There is a non-refundable application fee of US $30.00.
  • To expedite the application process, be sure to submit your application's supporting materials to the Healthcare Management Program, even though you are applying online using the university’s graduate online application form.

All materials should be sent to:

FIU - Healthcare MBA Program
Chapman Graduate School of Business
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, CBC 200
Miami, Florida 33199
  1. Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities. If the official transcripts are not in English, a second copy of the transcript must be evaluated by an official translation agency that is accredited by NACES and sent to our mailing address above. Applicants with foreign educational credentials in a language other than English must provide a translation from a recognized translation agency or official translator. The Graduate Admissions Office, as part of the admissions process, evaluates foreign credentials internally at no cost to the applicant. Some suggested agencies are listed below.

    Translation Services:
  2. Official proof of degree: A notarized copy of the original diploma is required if the degree is not posted on the official transcript

  3. Current resume – detailing your chronological professional experience (two years of professional experience required)

  4. Statement of Purpose —a one-page essay describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing a master’s degree at Florida International University

  5. Two Recommendation Letters from employers, faculty or professional associates

  6. Applicants whose studies where completed in a country whose official language is not English, must demonstrate English proficiency by taking either the TOEFL or IELTS – a University list of exemptions is available here. These tests are available worldwide. There is a fee for the examination. Minimum scores for the TOEFL are: 80 internet-based, 550 paper-based, and 213 computer-based. Minimum score for the IELTS is 6.5. To obtain information about the TOEFL exam, please contact the English Language Institute 305-348-2222, or visit www.toefl.org. When requesting the official scores, please refer to the Florida International University Institution code 5206. To obtain more information about the IELTS, visit www.ielts.org.

  7. Although the GMAT or GRE is not required for this program, you may be asked to take it to strengthen your admission package.

Florida Residents: Two proofs of residency. Documents must be dated one year prior to the term you are seeking admissions. For a list of acceptable documents please click here.

International Applicants:

International applications who require an F-1 Visa will be required to submit these additional documents to complete their application package:

    1. Bank Letter

    2. Sponsor Letter (Waived if applicant is sponsoring self)

    3. DCF form The Declaration and Certification of Finances must be completed and returned to Graduate Admissions. Students with Internet access can complete the DCF form online. Once completed please print it and return it.  Applicants are expected to show financial support in the amount of $74,233.00. 

To check the status of your application, please call 305.779.9229 or e-mail the HCMBA office at hcmba@fiu.edu.

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