Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university of recognized standing in a related field such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, nursing, public health, pharmacy, biomedical informatics, social work, premed, prehealth, nutrition, health promotion or others.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 credit hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. three letters of reference
  4. personal statement
  5. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

Three letters of reference from either academic or professional sources are required; reference letters from friends or relatives are not accepted. Letters demonstrating involvement in health care, community service or leadership are encouraged.

A personal statement must be submitted that explains how the applicant plans to contribute to the health care system after the degree is obtained, how the program will help the applicant achieve the applicant's goals, what the applicant's career aspirations are, and what interested the applicant in this degree program.

A phone or video conference interview with the admissions committee may be required.

Degree requirements

30 credit hours including the required capstone course (HCD 550)

Required Core (24 credit hours)
HCD 501 Biostatistics and Data Management (3)
HCD 502 Health Care Systems and Design (3)
HCD 511 Health Economics, Policy, and Payment Models (3)
HCD 520 Population Health (3)
HCD 532 Health Care Management and Finance (3)
HCD 570 Process Engineering (3)
HCD 575 Leadership and Professionalism (3)
HCD 602 Health Informatics for Future Health Care Professionals (3)

Electives (3 credit hours)

Research (2 credit hours)
HCD 592 Research: Part One (1)
HCD 592 Research: Part Two (1)

Culminating Experience (1 credit hour)
HCD 550 Capstone (1)

Additional Curriculum Information
Elective coursework must be HCD 500 level courses.

Certification and licensure

The College of Health Solutions prepares graduates for excellence upon entering the workplace. Since certification and licensure requirements vary by profession and from state-to-state, we recommend that you visit the ASU licensure website to determine if your program meets the requirements of individual state licensures or national certifications, as applicable. If you have specific questions, please contact your program director or degree coordinator.