Apply for Admission


The application for Spring 2022 is now open!


Application deadline:

International applicants: Nov 5, 2021

Domestic applicants: Jan 7, 2022

How to Apply

Application to California Northstate University MHA program is made through HAMPCAS, the Health Administration, Management & Policy Centralized Application Service.

  • Add "CALIFORNIA NORTHSTATE UNIVERSITY Master of Healthcare Administration" under the Add Program tab. 

  • Submit your application through the HAMPCAS system before the application deadline.

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For current CNU students

If you are interested in getting two degrees at the same time to enhance your marketability and upward mobility and to build and lead the future of healthcare,

(for example, with MD+MHA or PharmD+MHA)

please contact us for information regarding benefits, course articulation opportunities and our convenient schedules and to make an appointment for a virtual or in-person meeting with our team. < >

1. Bachelor’s Degree: from an accredited, four-year equivalent program with a minimum 2.5 GPA. 

2. Official Transcripts: Your academic records from each college-level institution you have attended are required. Transcripts can be ordered under Academic History > Colleges Attended. Canadian applicants and all other foreign applicants must submit a foreign coursework evaluation; CNU accepts evaluations from ECE, IERF, WES, and Education Perspectives.


3. Official GRE/GMAT score, or a waiver: Students who have obtained a graduate degree from an accredited institution, or are currently enrolled in a doctoral program at an accredited institution, can be waived for the GRE/GMAT requirement. 

*Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily waiving the GRE/GMAT requirement for all MHA applicants through Spring 2022. 

Please contact: for waiver consideration. Once you have received a waiver letter, you can leave the "standardized tests" section as "you opted not to add any standardized tests" unless you are an international applicant.

4. Official TOEFL/IELTS scores for international applicants

     a. TOEFL 80-Internet based

     b. IELTS- 6.5 minimum

TOEFL/IELTS can be waived if you have studied full-time for at least one academic year in a post-secondary academic program in good academic standing at an accredited institution where the instructional language is English. 

5. Letters of Recommendation: At least two letters must be submitted from faculty members or from an employer (preferably direct supervisor/manager/VP) who are knowledgeable about your academic capabilities, employment (if applicable), and interests. Go to Supporting Information > EvaluationsYou will be asked to list three names and contact information for those references. They will each receive instructions for uploading their evaluation/letter of recommendation. We expect to hear from at least two of them.

6. Statement of Purpose: Please attach your personal essay under Program Materials > (this program) > Documents tab > Required Documents > Personal Essay.

7. Current Resume: Please attach your CV/Resume under Supporting Information > Documents.

8. Application Fee: $115

9. A Zoom interview with the faculty committee: We will contact you to schedule.