Business Administration: Healthcare M.B.A.

School of Business

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.): DE
Location(s): Online Learning

Program Overview

Program format: Part-time
Total credits: 52.5

The Online Healthcare MBA program is specifically designed for experienced healthcare professionals looking to gain business skills needed to become health services managers, administrators, and executives.

Applicants with backgrounds in healthcare are particularly well-suited to pursue this program. Students in the program are healthcare professionals seeking success in the boardroom, an entrepreneurial venture, policy, and come from both the private and non-profit sectors. The GW Healthcare MBA recognizes this diversity and includes a curriculum that is practical for a broad range of careers.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall and Summer

Round 1  1/15
Round 2  4/1
Round 3 5/15


Standardized test scores:

Unofficial GMAT or GRE scores should be uploaded to your online application. Should you be offered admission and choose to enroll, an official copy of your standardized test score will be required prior to enrolling in classes. The GMAT report code is QK4-4F-28 and the GRE report code is 5246. You can register year-round to take the GMAT or the GRE, however the test date must be within past five years of the time of application. A GMAT/GRE score report is required as part of the application process for all part-time MBA Programs at GW (professional, professional cohort, online and healthcare). However a waiver for this requirement will be considered for applicants with over five years of relevant, professional, full-time work experience. Candidates with more than three but less than five years of professional, full-time work experience may also apply for a waiver.

Evaluation of relevant experience is at the discretion of the admissions committee. Several factors are considered in the review of a waiver request, including the rigor of prior undergraduate and graduate coursework, academic performance, evidence of quantitative and analytical skills, prior work experience, current job responsibilities, and professional certifications. 

To request a waiver, please provide a brief summary that outlines why you believe you are qualified for the test score waiver along with your resume and unofficial copies of academic transcripts. Please note that a GMAT/GRE waiver is NOT automatic and an approved waiver request does not guarantee admission to the program.

Recommendations required:

One (1) recommendation (academic or professional)

A professional letter is strongly preferred. Your letter writer will be prompted via email to submit on your behalf.

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. International applicants should upload the English-language version of their transcripts or a copy of a credentials evaluation.

Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission. If offered admission, please mail your official transcripts to:

Graduate Admissions

School of Business

The George Washington University 

Duques Hall, Suite 550

2201 G Street NW

Washington, DC 20052


Statement of purpose:

On the verge of celebrating its 200th anniversary, The George Washington University offers the advantages of a major private university while providing the personalized attention students would expect from a more intimate program. International recognition and top research faculty coupled with small class sizes and a forward-thinking curriculum, gives students the strategic perspective necessary to succeed in today's global marketplace.

Washington D.C. is a city at the center of global connections and networking. One of the most diverse cities in America, D.C. is home to more than 1,000 internationally owned companies, more than 400 international associations, hosts nearly 180 foreign embassies, residences, chanceries, and diplomatic missions; many of them less than one mile from the George Washington University campus.

Briefly (no more than 500 words), tell us why studying at The George Washington University School of Business is the program best suited for you and your academic interests as well as how you will leverage both your past professional career and future academic experience at GW to achieve your post-MBA aspirations.

Additional requirements:

A current resumé is required.

Please list your entire work history including start and stop dates. You can upload the resume in the "Employment History" section of the online application form.

Quantitative Aptitude:

Candidates without previous undergraduate or graduate quantitative course work, strong quantitative skills displayed on the GMAT or GRE test, or quantitative centered professional experience, may be asked to demonstrate their abilities by taking a class (such as calculus) at an accredited institution prior to beginning MBA coursework. 

International applicants only:

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW, and English language requirements.

PLEASE NOTE that the minimum English language test scores required by this program are:

  • Academic IETLS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0; or
  • TOEFL: 600 on paper-based, or 100 on Internet-based; or
  • Academic PTE: 68

Exceptions to this Requirement

You may be exempt from this requirement if you have earned a bachelor, master, or doctoral degree from an institution in which English is the language of instruction and the official language of the country in which the university is located. 

In addition to the United States, applicants from the following countries (PDF) are exempt from this requirement. 

You have earned a bachelor, master, or doctoral degree from an institution that is accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency--see list of approved schools

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
The George Washington University
Graduate Admissions Processing Center
50 Northwest Point Boulevard
5th floor
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Contact for questions:
[email protected] ~ 1.888.989.7066