BPHM Admission

Students apply to the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management (BPHM) degree program and to the University through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Standardized exams, such as the SAT, are not required. There is no foreign language requirement.

Applicants already holding a bachelor’s degree are not eligible for admission.

Admission Requirements

  • An earned associate’s degree from the Virginia Community College System or a regionally accredited college, in emergency medical services, health information management, medical laboratory technology, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant, radiography, respiratory therapy, and sonography OR An earned associate’s degree from the Virginia Community College System or a regionally accredited college as an Associate of Sciences, Associate of Arts, or Associate of Arts and Sciences, in addition to allied health care training from a professionally accredited program
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in the applicable associate’s degree
  • 60 transferable credits as specified by the applicable degree map, with no grade below a C. All English courses must have received a grade of B or better. See sample transfer maps under Curriculum
  • Official documentation of national certification (or state license) in the applicable allied health field

Students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in an applicable allied health program may apply for admission under the Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) between the Virginia Community College System and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. See details below under Admission Deadline, including the deadline to submit the Letter of Intent.  

The School will approve transfer credits for admission using guidelines that the University has established for course equivalencies from Virginia Community College System institutions.

Some students may need to complete between 3 and 6 additional required general education credits before admission to satisfy the University’s math and writing requirements.

Admission Deadline

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall term. The next deadline is May 15. 

Those applying under the Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) must submit a Letter of Intent and official transcripts to Admission Services by February 15.  A completed online application for admission must be submitted by May 15.  

A personal interview is granted to all qualified applicants.   

Ensuring Your Readiness to Apply

Many of our prospective students want to ensure that they have the necessary transfer credits to apply to our program. Download our Pre-Admission and Transfer Checklist to determine your readiness to apply. Our preadmission counselors will meet with you by phone, in person, or online to answer any questions you may have. We’ll review your transcripts and help you assess your transfer status. If you need to complete additional course work before applying to the BPHM, we can advise you about course selection.

Please contact us at 800.346.3882 to get started today.