Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Application Deadline

The program admits students for the fall and spring terms only. Priority will be given to students whose applications and transcripts have been received by March 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission. Students who miss the priority deadline may contact the program director via email to inquire if space is still available for the forthcoming term.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the master's program in Health Science may be secured in two ways:

  • The master's program requires an earned undergraduate degree in a health science field (e.g., nursing, health education, psychology) from a regionally accredited college or university* or substantial upper-division course work in those fields, or experience in those same areas (as determined by the program director)
  • A grade of B or better in a previous statistics course (or equivalent, as determined by the program director) at the time of application 
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 to be admitted to the master's program; conditional admission may be granted to students whose GPA is at least 2.75. All GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 credits of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study.

Conditional Admission

  •  Individuals without the stipulated educational or experiential foundation may qualify for conditional admission. To qualify for this category, candidates must provide the program director with a personal statement (no more than 500 words) that establishes why they seek admission to the master's program and how they see themselves using the degree; have at least three years documented work experience; have earned the grade of B or better in a previous statistics course (or equivalent, as determined by the program director) and maintain a minimum GPA of at least 2.75.
  • All GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 credits of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study. Courses taken beyond the baccalaureate degree may be included in the undergraduate grade point average only if they are at least upper division undergraduate work (300/400 level).
  • Courses used for admission credentials, including program prerequisites and courses used to raise the average GPA for admission, cannot be applied toward a master's degree.

Information for International Students

  • International students please note: Because the program is designed primarily for full-time employed professionals, non-immigrant applicants needing to obtain or maintain F-1 or J-1 student visa status may at times be required to take classes not associated with the program in order to maintain a full course of study each semester; this results in increased tuition, fees and credits beyond the normal program requirements. See additional admission information in Graduate Admissions.

*See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions.