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M.S. in Health Administration Admissions Information/Requirements

The M.S. in Health Administration admissions process takes place over 2 two rounds, observing the following deadlines: 

  • Round 1 Deadline: January 4, 2021
  • Round 2 Deadline: March 30, 2021

Completed applications submitted by the Round 1 (January 4) deadline will either be notified of a final decision or informed that they will be considered for round 2 by no later than March 30. Completed applications submitted by the Round 2 (March 30) deadline will be notified of a final decision by no later than May 1.

Guidelines and Information

Completed applications for the M.S. in Health Administration will include each of the following items:

Up to two pages in length (submit via the online application).

Official transcripts
Official degree transcripts confirming prior degree conferral should be ordered at least one month prior to the application deadline. Please ensure that they are sent directly to the Office of Admissions ( via secure electronic delivery. If electronic delivery is not available, please request that your transcripts be submitted directly via post, in a sealed envelope, to: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Office of Admissions, Fordham University, 441 E. Fordham Rd., Bronx, NY 10458. Please note: you may upload unofficial copies of your transcripts to your application while the Office of Admissions awaits receipt of your official transcripts.

Statement of intent (up to 500 words)
Describe your interest in the program, what you hope to gain personally and professionally from the program, and your commitment to the field. Please highlight relevant professional, personal, and academic experience (submit via the online application).

Two letters of recommendation (submitted directly by referees via the online application)

English Proficiency

International applicants whose native language is not English are required to complete and submit to GSAS prior to matriculation their official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). GSAS will also consider a student’s International English Language Testing System (IELTS)—Cambridge English Proficiency Level language testing results and the Duolingo English Test (DET) as an assessment of your English competency. 

Official TOEFL, IELTS, or DET scores should be sent directly by the testing service to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Fordham University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences – code #2259. Please consult the English Proficiency web page for additional information.  

Minimum score requirements for most programs:

Exam Score
IELTS 7.0 band score
DET 120

A waiver can be requested by emailing, based on your educational history at a U.S.-based institution and if the official language of your country of origin/nationality is English.

If your native language is not English a skype interview may be required for non-native English speaking applicants.

Contact with any admission-related questions.