MHA Admissions Process

It's great to have goals. But it's even better to have a clear plan on how you'll achieve them. We know the thought and research that went into deciding to earn an advanced degree.  We're here for you, and will be from start to finish.


  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Achieve a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Recommended, but not required: 2-3 years of work experience in a healthcare environment

Application Requirements

In addition to completing the application, please submit the following:

  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Comprehensive essay with a statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from your previous degree(s)

Financial Aid

You've decided to earn your degree. Now the big question needs to be asked: How are you going to pay for it? Duquesne offers a variety of financial aid options for you to choose from based on your lifestyle and long-term goals.

Choose the option that works for you.

  • Stafford loans (subsidized and unsubsidized)
  • Program-specific loans
  • Privately funded loans
  • Loan forgiveness programs
  • Health administration organization scholarships
  • Student employment opportunities
  • Government grant programs

Military Admissions

We're honored that veterans, active-duty service members, members of the National Guard and Reserves, and military dependents trust us to guide them through their next career mission.

We understand the unique needs of students associated with our military, and we aim to provide a military-friendly, quality education to those who serve our country.

We are a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program and accept students who wish to use benefits from the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill. Active-duty military servicemembers may also opt to use Federal Tuition Assistance (TA) programs to fund their education. For more information, visit our Office for Military and Veteran Students website.

"Excellent education at Duquesne University allowed me to get great career opportunities during the program and upon the program completion"
-Justin Wehring MHA Graduate (2021) and Veteran of the United States Air Force

Duquesne University offers a number of support services for military members and veterans.

  • Student Veterans of America (SVA)
  • Military Services Clinic
  • Counseling and Wellbeing Center
  • Gumberg Library

Transfer Students

Duquesne University strives to provide quality education for all of our students, which is why the university accepts more than 300 transfer students a year. To find out if you're eligible to transfer previously earned college credits into one of our programs, contact us.

International Admissions

A key benefit of our online health administration programs is that you're able to complete your coursework from wherever you are in the world - it's not limited to students in the United States. In fact, each year Duquesne University welcomes students from more than 80 countries. That means that not only will your coursework be convenient, it will also be culturally enriched.

You can apply to the John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences at Duquesne University School by submitting an online application and your post-secondary education transcripts. All bachelor's degrees must be from an institution of higher learning and recognized as an acceptable equivalent to a U.S. college or university.

Important Dates

Summer 2022 / Fall 2022

  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admission
  • Class Start Date: May 16, 2022 (Summer) and August 22, 2022 (Fall)