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 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.
- 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.