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Admissions Requirements: Master of Arts in Health and Human Services

Saint Mary's Online M.A. in Health and Human Services Administration (MAHHSA)

Applying for an online M.A. in health and human services is just the beginning. You are on your way to a career of helping others create even better lives for themselves.

Our admission requirements are a way for us to gain insight into your unique abilities, strengths, and experience, as well as your future career goals. We take every part of your application into consideration when reviewing your admission.

Below, you'll find all the details for Saint Mary's master's in health and human services requirements. Once you review the admission steps, you'll be ready to pursue the next chapter in your future.




Saint Mary's online Master of Arts in Health and Human Services Administration program requires the following:

  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale
  • The language proficiency to succeed in graduate-level classes

If your overall GPA is below 2.75, you may receive provisional status in the program at the discretion of the program director.


No prerequisite coursework is required for the online MAHHSA.


GRE and GMAT scores are not required for application.


You can transfer a maximum of six credits you've earned before admittance to Saint Mary's.

Transfer credits are subject to graduate school and program criteria, as well as the recommendation of the program director and approval by the dean.

Work experience is not accepted as credit for this program.


Students with transcripts from universities located outside of the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada (except for the Quebec Province) are required to take and pass English proficiency testing.

Saint Mary's accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 72, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.0, the Michigan Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum score of 74 percent, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 51, or the International Test of English Proficiency (ITEP) with a minimum score of 4.0.


Whether you apply through our online application, via hard copy, or in person with a Saint Mary's admissions counselor, your application must include the following items:

  • $25 non-refundable application fee: Saint Mary's alumni, students seeking readmission, veterans, and active military personnel are exempt from this application fee.
  • Official transcripts: An official transcript issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits must be sent separately and directly from your institution. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota accepts official transcripts electronically from previously attended institutions. Transcripts should be sent to or mailed to:

    Transcript Processing Center
    Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
    851 Trafalgar Court, Suite 420
    Maitland, FL 32751

  • A written statement: Describe your personal background, training, career goals, and experience. Tell us why you're seeking admission to the MAHHSA, what your personal and professional strengths are, and any other personal information you wish to share.
  • Two letters of reference or recommendation: Two letters of recommendation that verify professional and/or volunteer experience and academic ability.
  • An up-to-date résumé: Include both your educational and professional experience.


Upcoming application deadlines for Saint Mary's online MAHHSA:

  • August 14, 2020
  • December 11, 2020
  • April 9, 2021
  • August 6, 2021


Upcoming start dates for Saint Mary's online MAHHSA:

  • August 31, 2020
  • January 4, 2021
  • May 3, 2021
  • August 30, 2021


You can expect to be notified about your acceptance approximately two weeks following your application submission date.

If you have further questions, request more information or contact an enrollment counselor at 877-308-9954. Saint Mary's is here to support you every step of the way.