Students may enter the program any semester during the year. The institute accepts students with any undergraduate degree from an accredited school. There is no specific undergraduate major preferred and no prerequisite courses for admissions.
A 3.1 cumulative grade point average is generally required. Previous work experience is preferred.
The Robinson College of Business accepts either a GRE or GMAT score. The average GMAT score of accepted candidates is 580 to 620. To register for the GMAT, visit www.mba.com. The average GRE score of accepted candidates is 1200. To register for the GRE, visit www.ets.org/gre.
Preparation can be invaluable in increasing scores. Take advantage of publications, software and community resources to assist you in becoming familiar with the GMAT or GRE format and content.The college’s Office of Graduate Recruiting and Student Services processes admissions applications in approximately four to six weeks after receiving all required application materials.
An interview with an institute faculty member is required prior to final admission. This interview gives applicants an opportunity to learn more about the degree options and the field of health administration.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, there are cutoff dates for each semester for receipt of materials. They are: May 1 for fall semester, September 15 for spring semester, and February 1 for summer semester.
Academic Common Market
The Institute of Health Administration at Georgia State is fortunate to have its programs approved by the Academic Common Market of the Southern Regional Education Board. This allows residents of some member states, upon approval of the state ACM coordinator, to attend Georgia State at in-state tuition rates. This is a tremendous benefit to students from currently approved states, which may include Arkansas, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information go to sreb.org
Georgia State University’s financial aid program assists with a limited number of scholarships and low-interest loans. Students who are ineligible for these programs may be able to borrow funds from their local banks under the Guaranteed Student Loan Program. The Financial Aid Office can be reached at 404-413-2400.
In addition, institute faculty are happy to assist students in finding appropriate part-time and full-time positions in the Atlanta healthcare community. Graduate research assistant positions are also available on a limited basis throughout the college and include a stipend and tuition waiver.