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Undergraduate Admissions

BHA applicants meeting the minimum criteria listed below will be considered for program admission:

  1. Completion of all general education core and support courses with a “C” or better in the following courses: MATH 1315 or an equivalent, ECO 2301 or 2314, HP 3325 or an equivalent, and HA 3308.
  2. Texas State GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  3. Pass a writing exam - (writing exam is suspended at this time; students accepted to the BHA program will take free Linked-in Learning Review courses for grammar and composition (2 hours per course) prior to entering the program).

The application packet to the BHA program should be submitted by the posted deadline. Packet requirements are:

  1. Statement of Purpose
    1. Include Name, Date, & Semester Applying For at the top
    2. Address to "BHA Admissions Committee"
    3. Sign statement at the bottom
  2. Resume
  3. If you are currently taking any courses at a different institution, please include that course schedule
  4. Scan & email (as one PDF) to

The Statement of Purpose is a short essay that explains why you wish to be admitted to this program. It provides information about your interest in the health administration profession. The format should be at least 1 page (no shorter than half a page). In the essay, explain why you chose HA, your career plans and goals, and where you see yourself in Healthcare after graduation. Be sure to check your essay’s grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

REQUIRED INTERVIEW - Prior to the application deadline, you are required to meet with Dr. Betancourt, BHA Program Director, for an interview. Your interview will be scheduled as soon as you turn in your statement and resume.  

The application packet is due: (if the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, application is due by NOON next working day)
Application Deadline for spring - October 1
Application Deadline for fall - March 1

Applications are to be emailed as one pdf file to Ms. Julie Carroll,

NOTE: All students are required to complete a residency for the BHA. The Joint Commission requires accredited healthcare facilities to complete criminal background checks on all employees. Therefore, a background check is required during your 3rd semester (enrollment in HA 4141) prior to the residency semester. If there is any reason that could prevent your placement at a facility, you will be asked to meet with the BHA Program Director and/or the Field Placement Coordinator to determine if you will be able to complete the residency requirement.

If you are NOT already a student, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office.