How to Apply for the Master of Health Administration (MHA)

For detailed information about the program, visit the Master of Health Administration (MHA) portal.

Step 1:  Apply to HAMPCAS

  1. Online HAMPCAS application and fee. MHA degree program applicants should apply via the Health Administration, Management & Policy Centralized Application Service (HAMPCAS). For detailed information, please visit the HAMPCAS Help Center.
  2. Official academic transcripts. These should be sent directly to HAMPCAS from the registrar or records offices at the institutions you attended.
  3. A resume/CV and statement of purpose. The statement of purpose is your opportunity to communicate to us how this program fits with your career and educational goals. You should also highlight your relevant experience and preparation for this program.
  4. Three letters of recommendation. List the names and contact information of at least three recommenders in your HAMPCAS application. Be sure to follow up with all your references/recommenders regularly to ensure that the recommendation process has been completed.

NOTE: Applications are not considered complete until all applicable fees are processed.

Step 2: UGA Graduate School Supplemental Application Fee

  • Beginning Fall 2024, applicants are no longer required to submit a supplemental UGA Graduate School application. However, a supplemental application fee is still required. The fee can be processed at this link (coming soon).

Application Deadlines and Updates:

  • September 3: Applications open for enrollment in the following Fall Semester.
  • January 5: Deadline to have a complete application submitted to be considered for available assistantships and other financial aid opportunities.
  • May 1: Final application deadline to be considered for Fall Semester admissions.


All students must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution. There are no graduate credit hour requirements prior to admission to the program. Students who do not have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a public health discipline are required to take a public health foundations course (PBHL 7100) during their program of study.

Have questions?

We encourage prospective students to reach out to our office for more information about the MHA in the Department of Health Policy & Management. Please contact MHA Program Coordinator Jessica Smith at [email protected] with any questions.