Master of Science in Healthcare Management Admissions Policy

Admission to the Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Management (MHCM) is competitive and based upon a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and submission of Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.  Admission requires: 

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution 
  • Minimum 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale or 3.0 on the last 60 hours attempted 
  • Receipt of GMAT or GRE scores 
    • Currently waived for applicants through Fall 2021
  • Acceptance in Graduate Studies at Fairmont State University 

Students applying to the College of Business & Aviation must meet the minimum requirements for graduate study. Applicants who do not meet all minimum admission criteria may be admitted provisionally by applying at least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience as an additional measure. 

The MHCM is designed to assist participants in application of concepts and principles offered in the diverse operations that comprise the U.S. healthcare system. The program is designed for those working professionals with a four-year clinical degree, or those with business or non-business undergraduate majors. This program also provides an option for undergraduates who are planning to continue their education at the master’s level or beyond. 

Applicants who satisfy admission criteria will require thirty-six (36) graduate credit hours to meet degree requirements. The program is intended to serve the needs of the state as well as contiguous regions with particular focus on developing management skills to advance careers or seek new opportunities for leadership in healthcare organizations that range from acute-care hospitals, post-acute facilities, community-based health agencies, public institutions or other affiliated-care continuum agencies.  

MHCM Admission Process for International Students (with non-U.S. Bachelor Degree) 

Step 1 – Read Fairmont State University’s “Admission Requirements for International Students.” 

Step 2 – Read Fairmont State University’s Admission Requirements for the MBA Program (listed above) to determine if you meet admission requirements. 

Step 3 – Apply to Fairmont State University for admission to the MBA program. Apply online or download a Graduate Application. 

Step 4 – Have your undergraduate degree (i.e., bachelor’s degree) reviewed by WES (World Education Services) and have your results submitted to Fairmont State University Graduate Admissions. 

Step 5 – Take the GMAT or GRE. 

Information on how and where to take the GMAT.  

Information on how and where to take the GRE.