International students add a valuable perspective to the Department of Health Administration and enhance the educational experience for all.  We embrace diversity in our student body and encourage aspiring health care administrators from outside of the U.S. to apply.

  • Prospective students who have studied outside of the U.S. must provide an external credential evaluation as part of the admissions process. This report should be sealed and unopened, and sent directly to international admissions. All official transcripts and relevant credentials (e.g., diplomas) will be required if admitted. Common examples of accepted evaluations include those from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, World Education Services and Educational Credential Evaluators.
  • There is a required third year residency for the MHA Program, which must already be identified and secured as all international applicants apply to the MHA Program.  There must be a person in an accredited health care facility that agrees to oversee the third year residency requirement in an applicant’s home country where they hold citizenship.  Explore the following links for more details about the Administrative Residency and tools for arranging a preceptor.
  • A minimum computer-based TOEFL score (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 250 should be submitted through the international graduate student application.

Learn more about applying to VCU as an international graduate student at the VCU International Admissions website.

The required application materials are expected of all applicants.  Refer to the admissions page for detailed descriptions outlining expectations.