"Before I came to Grand Valley, I ran various nonprofits for 10 years. I bring in real-life examples to the classes." - Heather Carpenter, School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration
A complete application to the MHA program requires:
Applications will not be reviewed until they are complete. The admissions committee may request additional information or a personal interview if it deems them appropriate and necessary.
The admissions committee is looking for the evidence that an applicant will be successful if admitted into the MHA program. This evidence can take several forms. Furthermore, the admissions committee considers each applicant as a whole student. No decision is based solely on any single factor. A strong applicant for the MHA program will have the following:
An applicant concerned about falling short on the above criteria may want to consider these recommendations for securing favorable evidence of their ability to do graduate level work in the MHA program.
In some cases, an applicant that is seen as strong except for a specific area of deficiency may be offered admission on a condition that they take a course to rectify that deficiency before proceeding with the MHA course work.
Students may apply online at www.gvsu.edu/admissions. To ensure full consideration for fall admission, all application materials should be received by June 1. Winter term applications should be received by November 1. Spring/Summer term applications should be received by April 1. Early application is strongly encouraged. Late applicants may be admitted on the basis of remaining program capacity.
Rachel Dody (MHA '13) has been a community integration manager with Access Health, Inc. since August 2014.
Pam Piwowar (MHA '05) has been enterprise application manager with CHE Trinity Health since February 2013.