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Bachelors in Healthcare 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.

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, and sonography OR an associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college such as an Associate of Sciences, Associate of Arts, or Associate of Arts and Sciences, plus allied healthcare training from a professionally accredited program
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA in the applicable associate’s degree
  • 60 transferable credits (C or better), including two English Composition courses, as specified by the applicable degree map. See transfer maps under Curriculum

Pathway Two:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • 45-60 transferable credits (C or better), to include the Liberal Studies Core, as outlined below
  • 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

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 regionally accredited institutions.

Credits at admission must satisfy the Liberal Studies Core requirements, which include:

  • English composition (your college's full sequence)
  • 6 credits of humanities
  • 6 credits of social sciences
  • 8 credits of math and/or natural science
  • 10 additional credits in liberal arts course work (i.e., some combination of humanities, social sciences, math, or natural science).

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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