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Trinity University's graduate program in Health Care Administration seeks well-qualified and highly motivated individuals from a broad range of educational backgrounds for admission into the program. Academic excellence, apparent aptitude, and experience are criteria used in the selective admission process.

Application Deadlines

  • On-Campus Program—June 1

Applications are accepted beginning September 15, 2019 for admission consideration for the new fall 2020 class.

Application files are evaluated on a rolling admission basis; therefore, the earlier an applicant submits all of the materials described below, the earlier he or she will receive an admission decision. For optimal consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply much earlier than summer deadlines.

All application materials should be submitted electronically via the graduate student application.

Application Process

Required application materials include:

  1. Completed application form for admission to graduate study. 
  2. A $50.00 non-refundable application fee.
  3. Official transcripts, not more than one year old, sent directly to Trinity University, from all colleges and universities previously attended.
  4. Aptitude test scores from either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Official scores should be sent directly from the testing service. Scores over five years old are no longer valid and the test must be retaken.
  5. A résumé or autobiographical sketch detailing your educational background and employment experience.
  6. A brief statement of purpose (1-2 pages typed and double-spaced) explaining your reasons for selecting a career in health care administration.
  7. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your academic and/or employment performance.

Once an applicant's file is completed, the Admissions Committee reviews it on an individual basis to determine if academic criteria are met. If the initial review is positive, the applicant is invited to the Trinity campus to interview. Shortly after the interview date, the Admissions Committee makes a recommendation to the Chair of the Health Care Administration Department. The applicant receives a letter notifying him or her of an admission decision as the last step of the admission process.

The above information and further details about university policies are available in the annual Trinity University Courses of Study publication. Assuming an applicant meets the academic criteria for graduate admission, Trinity does not discriminate in admissions on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, or disability, veteran or disabled veteran status. Any questions or complaints relative to discrimination should be referred to the Director of Human Resources. The Section 504/Americans with Disabilities Act compliance officer is the Associate Vice President for Fiscal Affairs. Questions or complaints relative to facilities, services, and accessibility should be referred to the Office of Fiscal Affairs.

Admissions Standards

The Department of Health Care Administration requires that all applicants to the On-Campus Program:

  • Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. All undergraduate majors are considered.
  • Complete a three-credit-hour undergraduate course in each of the following subjects: Accounting, Economics, and Statistics. An applicant must complete these prerequisite courses prior to entering the program; however, if this requirement is not met at the time of application, an applicant must submit a written notice of intent to complete the courses as described here.
  • Grades of A or B are expected in the prerequisite courses. A grade of C is evaluated on an individual basis. Any exceptions to the above will be considered only by individual petition to the Admissions Committee.
  • Submit an aptitude test score from either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).

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