Healthcare Administration Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or above from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent.
    • See International Admissions for details regarding the evaluation of international degrees for grade and degree equivalency.
  • Applications are reviewed holistically as a determination of academic readiness. The admissions committee values previous academic performance as indicated on transcripts and considers it as part of the review process.
  • Computer with an internet connection, including the hardware and software requirements described on the Technical Requirements page. Must also possess sufficient computer skills to navigate the internet as all classes are accessed 100% online.

What we look for in a Master of Healthcare Administration applicant

Healthcare ranks as the fastest-growing field in the U.S. with demand for skilled professionals lead its growth and development. We understand this evolution and pace excites applicants across diverse backgrounds with varied skills.

The Healthcare Administration program has been designed to benefit both career changes and those currently serving the field. Successful applicants will possess a strong understanding of the role healthcare plays in advancing public and community health, a demonstrated ability to succeed academically, and the capacity to master a broad range of disciplines crucial for career success.


Application Process

  • Completed online application
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Goal Statement/Writing Sample
  • Two professional/academic references
  • Official transcripts reflecting conferral of a bachelor’s degree or above from a regionally accredited institution.

Note: Transcripts for any coursework appearing as transfer credit on the transcript of the conferred degree can be waived if the coursework is unrelated to the degree being sought. The program admissions committee defines all coursework not eligible for waiver.

Procedures and Policies

Upon acceptance, students may apply to transfer up to three, 3-credit courses (maximum nine semester credits) into the master’s program or one 3-credit course into a graduate certificate program.

In order to be considered for transfer, courses must:

  • Be classified as graduate level.
  • Have been taken within five years of application.
  • Have been completed with a grade of “B” or better.
  • Be equivalent to one of the required program courses.

To request consideration for transfer credit, a student must provide an official transcript, the transfer credit form, and a course syllabus for each course. Your enrollment counselor or student support specialist can assist you with this request. Transfer credit is awarded at the discretion of the program.

All application materials submitted to UNE are valid for 12 months from the date received by the University. To avoid needing to re-request transcripts and letters of recommendation, we recommend that you complete your application and enroll in a timely manner. In the event that you need to re-apply or re-activate your application, materials older than 12 months will need to be re-submitted without exception.

Students not seeking a degree may enroll in individual courses as a non-matriculated student, space permitting and upon approval by the program manager. Non-matriculated students must hold a bachelor’s degree and submit an official transcript reflecting conferral of the degree. Students may not move from non-matriculated to matriculated status within the same semester. Please contact an enrollment counselor to assist in this process.

More information explaining the admissions requirements for international students or applicants with international degrees can be found here on the International Admissions page. If you have specific questions, please contact an enrollment counselor for personal guidance through the application process.


Your Dedicated Enrollment Counselors

Enrollment counselors are here to help you understand the Healthcare Administration admission requirements and assist you throughout the entire application process.

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Shannon Moskowitz

Enrollment Counselor I

(207) 221-4955



If you have any questions about the coursework or the program requirements, please speak to one of our enrollment counselors at the email or phone number below.