Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management Admission Requirements

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.

There are two pathways for admission into BPHM: one for those holding an allied healthcare associate degree in emergency medical services, medical laboratory technology, occupational and physical therapy assisting, radiography, respiratory therapy, or sonography, and another for those who do not have an allied health background.

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

Admission Requirements: Pathway One

  • An associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college in emergency medical services, health information management, medical laboratory technology, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant, radiography, respiratory therapy or sonography. 
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA in the applicable associate’s degree
  • 60 transferable credits (C or better), including two English Composition courses and a liberal arts core, as specified by the applicable degree map. See transfer maps under Curriculum

Admission Requirements: Pathway Two

Please note that the pathway two admissions requirements for the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management program changed effective Nov. 2, 2023. Pathway Two requirements include:

  • A high school diploma, or equivalent
  • A minimum of 36 transferable credits (C or better), to include:
    • English composition (your college’s full sequence)
    • At least 12 transferable credits applicable toward the general education requirements for the BIS degree.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 from the institution attended most recently and good academic and social standing at that institution
  • Good academic, social, and financial standing at UVA if previously enrolled.

Additional Information:

  • A maximum of 60 transferable credits from outside institutions and test credits may be applied toward the BPHM degree. Student who have previously attended UVA may be able to apply prior UVA credits toward BPHM degree requirements and should submit a pre-admission advising form to understand the applicability of those prior credits.
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Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA)

Guaranteed Admission Standards

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.  

Admission Deadlines

Applications are accepted for the Fall and Spring terms. The deadline for Fall is May 15; the deadline for Spring is November 1.

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.  

Ensuring Your Readiness to Apply

Many prospective students want to ensure that they have the necessary transfer credits to be eligible for consideration. We recommend that you complete the online Pre-Admission Request to upload your unofficial transcripts. Please ensure transcripts do not include any personal, highly sensitive data, such as a Social Security Number (SSN). Remove or obscure any of this sensitive data before uploading. Multiple transcripts should be saved and uploaded as one file.

We will 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.  


* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

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