The online Master of Healthcare Administration from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health offers four starts each year, in the summer, fall, winter and spring.

Upcoming start date

Fall 2024: September 23, 2024

Application deadline: July 31, 2024

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission to the online MHA program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from the University of California
  • Cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of at least 3.0. (Please contact a program representative to discuss your eligibility if you do not meet this requirement)
  • Three years of professional work experience in any industry

Application Materials

  • UCLA Graduate Division online application
    • Applicants do NOT need to complete SOPHAS application
  • Nonrefundable application fee, submitted with application:
    • $135 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents
    • $155 for all other applicants
  • Official copies of transcripts from each institution attended
    • Upload unofficial transcripts to online application to begin review process
    • Mail physical, official transcripts to the MHA program office (see address below) OR electronic transcripts may be submitted to the MHA program office ( ONLY if they are sent directly from the university.
  • Statement of purpose
    • Upload to the online application
    • Focus on your professional goals and reasons for pursuing an MHA. Describe any experience from your career in contributing to the fields of healthcare administration or public health. Discuss your objectives after you receive your MHA.
  • Personal statement
    • Upload to the online application
    • Discuss the personal experiences that brought you to apply for an MHA, focusing on any challenges or barriers that have influenced your decision. 
  • Professional résumé
    • Upload to the online application
    • Résumé should show a minimum of three years of professional experience.
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Upload to the online application
    • Letters may be from professional or academic sources on letterhead
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (international applicants only)
    • Self-reported scores can be submitted to the online application
    • Have testing service send official scores directly to UCLA (ETS School code: 4837)

MHA Program Mailing Address:

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
ATTN. MHA Program
650 Charles E Young Dr. South, 31-299 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

Request Brochure

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