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Health Care Administration (Executive MPA) at UT Tyler

Admission Requirements

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All students applying for admission to the Executive Health Care Administration (EHCA) program must complete an official UT Tyler application. The application is available at  EHCA applicants should choose to complete the GRADUATE application.  Once application has been submitted, the following items are needed to be considered for admission.

A complete application includes the following:

  • Official University Graduate Application for Admission 
  • EHCA Applicant Information Sheet
    • Click here to download
    • Students may submit via email, fax, or mail to the program
  • Resume
    • Students may submit via email, fax, or mail to the program
  • Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate work
    • This information should be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office:

The University of Texas at Tyler
The Graduate School
ADM 345
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Essay
    • Each applicant will write a 300 word written essay, to be submitted to the program via e-mail, fax, or mail
    • Topics Include:
      • Your career objectives and how the EHCA courses will aid in reaching them
      • A description of how your career has progressed to this point; and
      • Your personal view of the current status of our health care system
  • On-campus Interview
    • Following the receipt of all application criteria, an on-campus interview with the EHCA Program Director and other designated faculty members is required for admission.
    • An on-campus interview will be requested by the program director following a review of all above information

Please Note:

1. NO GRE or GMAT test required.

2. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.


All program information should be sent to:

The University of Texas at Tyler
Executive Health Care Administration
BUS 263
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799

The EHCA Program admits one cohort of 25 students each Fall; the program does not admit students in the spring and summer terms.

Apply Texas application instructions
Applicant information sheet
Applicant check list
Letters of recommendation requirements

Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2015 admit term. Applications are accepted at any time during the school year and are admitted once the individual’s application process is completed. Once 25 qualified students have been admitted, we will no longer accept applications for that cohort. For questions or more information, please contact our Program Coordinator, Sonya Meinert.

Degree Requirements

Curriculum and Degree Requirements

In order to graduate from the EHCA-MPA Program, a student must complete all courses with a GPA of no less than 3.0 on the 4.0 scale with no more than one C and no F's.

Each student is required to take a capstone course in their last semester. At the end of this course, every student will submit in writing and give an oral defense of an approved case to a panel of faculty members. This written case and oral defense serves as the University's required comprehensive examination.

Because of the integrated structure of the curriculum and the nature of cohorted education, no courses or credit may be transferred into UT Tyler for use toward the degree requirements. Regardless of previous experience or academic work, all EHCA MPA students must take all required courses in the required sequence and at the required time. 

Financial Aid

We know that finding ways to pay for executive education can often be a stressful and time-consuming process. To help with this, The University of Texas at Tyler has a variety of financial aid resources available for our students.

Students looking to use financial aid must first complete the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. To be eligible, students will need their previous year’s tax return, along with social security information. For more information, visit FAFSA home or UT Tyler’s financial aid website.

Financial Aid Links:

For additional financial aid information as an EHCA-MPA student, please contact Marquita Hackett, Director at 903.566.7181. Inform Ms. Hackett that you are with the Executive Health Care Administration Program. If you are eligible for VA Benefits please contact Amanda Rainwater at 903. 565-5629.