Master of Health Science Program Details
The Master of Health Science degree is distinguished by its interdisciplinary approach to graduate study. The program of study is based on a core curriculum in health sciences with specialization in administration or education which permits practicing professionals to assume advanced roles. The program design will offer two tracks for professional advancement: administration and education. Students will be prepared for emerging leadership roles in the health care industry or for teaching roles in staff development or post-secondary education.
Areas of Concentration
Healthcare Administration: The administration track prepares healthcare professionals to function in management positions in a variety of healthcare settings. Students focus on financial and economic aspects of health care, human and resource management, and organizational leadership. Selected clinical, administrative and research experiences provide students with the opportunity to work in an administrative role.
Healthcare Education: The health professions education track prepares healthcare professionals to function as beginning educators in areas such as staff development, health education, or preparation of pre-professional students. Selected teaching and research experiences in clinical and classroom settings provide the student with the opportunity to function in the educator role.
- 34 hours of graduate credits
- Minimum of 24 hours of graduate credits earned in residence at Bellarmine University.
- Maintain a 3.0 GPA out of 4.0 overall grade point average throughout the program.
- Degree requirements must be completed within six (6) years from time of entry.
Program Admission Requirements
Admission to the master’s program requires approval by the Admission, Progression, and Graduation Committee. Admission of applicants is based upon the following criteria:
- Completed and signed application.
- A $40 non-refundable application fee (fee waived for Bellarmine alumni).
- Practicing health professional with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited program.
- Final official transcript(s) from each college or university attended should be mailed to the Office of Graduate Admission and not be marked “Issued to Student”.
- If any transcripts or undergraduate degree(s) are from an international institution you must provide an official copy of a third party course by course credential evaluation. The following organizations offer this service and information regarding processes and fees available at: www.aacrao.org, www.wes.org and www.ece.org. The Office of Graduate Admission reserves the right to request a certified copy of the original transcript(s).
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (if required). The GRE is waived for applicants with a GPA of 3.28 or higher.
- If your undergraduate degree is from an international institution, you were born outside the United States, or English is your second language, you will be required to submit an official TOEFLiBT (internet-based test) score and receive a total score of 83 or higher and a 26 or higher on the speaking test. We will also consider an equivalent score on the IELTS or MELAB tests. The Admission, Progression and Graduation Committee reserves the right to require a TOEFL score from any applicant.
- Three professional references using the form provided in this packet. Recommendations from friends, other students, or co-workers are not appropriate.
- Goal statement: The goal statement is your opportunity to tell us (as specifically as you can at this time) about your career plans after you finish your master’s degree. This statement provides us with a sample of your writing ability and helps faculty determine your fit with Bellarmine’s offered program.
- Resume describing relevant work, professional, and volunteer experiences.
- An interview with graduate faculty members may also be required.
- Mail your completed and signed application to: Bellarmine University, Office of Graduate Admission, 2001 Newburg Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40205
U.S. law requires financial statements from a bank or other financial institution certifying the student’s ability to fund the cost of attendance for one academic year minus the amount of any scholarship dollars received. Figures should be in U.S. dollars and must be certified as an official document by the bank or financial institution. A sponsor may be used if the sponsor attaches a signed affidavit stating that he/she will financially support the student until completion of a degree at Bellarmine University. If a sponsor is used, the sponsor’s bank statement should accompany the letter. The amount that would need to be shown is $37,736. This amount includes tuition and fees associated with the program and an average cost for living expenses, books, supplies, health insurance, transportation and personal expenses.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
We review applications throughout the year. We suggest applying 2-3 months prior to the semester within which you would like to begin.
Tuition and fees
Graduate Tuition Rates
For information on financial aid, click here.
Graduate Admission Officer
502.272.8364, 800.274.4723 x.8364