UT Tyler

Health Care Administration (Executive MPA) at UT Tyler

Admission Requirements

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 Graduate Admissions. EHCA applicants should choose to complete the GRADUATE application. Once the application has been submitted, the following items are needed to be considered for admission.

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A complete application includes the following:

  • Official University Graduate Application for Admission
    • Complete official application
    • $40 Graduate School Application fee (payable at time of application)
  • EHCA Applicant Information Sheet
  • 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.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2016 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

All candidates for the Executive Health Care Administration concentration must also meet the following requirements:

  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 basis) on all work taken for graduate credit. No course with a grade below "C" may be applied toward this degree.
  • Satisfactory performance on the final project and oral defense of the project in EHCA 5371: Healthcare Capstone. Any student who fails the oral component may, upon recommendation of the Graduate Coordinator, be granted permission to take a second examination. Upon failing the second examination, the student will be dropped from the program.

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 the FAFSA home page or UT Tyler’s financial aid website.

Financial Aid Links

For additional financial aid information as an EHCA student, please contact financial aid at 903-566-7219. Inform them you are with the Executive Health Care Administration Program. If you are eligible for VA Benefits, please contact Chris Cox at 903.565.5972.