Admission and Schedule

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Upcoming Terms

The next start date is: March 12, 2018

There are 6 opportunities to begin the program each year. For our annual academic calendar and application deadline information, please contact an Enrollment Representative at

Admission Requirements

At Saint Francis University, we appreciate that our students come from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds. As such, we aim to maintain minimum admission requirements that allow for varying backgrounds but still reward and encourage previous educational achievement.

Applicants to the program must have graduated from an accredited institution, having obtained a bachelor’s degree. A cumulative GPA of 2.75* from the student’s previous academic work is required for full acceptance into the MHS program.

Additional admission requirements include:

  • Completed MHS application (electronic)
  • 1-2 page Statement of Purpose essay
  • Two letters of reference
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Non-refundable application fee of $55
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s)**
  • A non-duplicated email address (a personal email address unique to each applicant)
  • MHS applicants may be asked to participate in a telephone or Skype interview
  • Access to a computer and reliable Internet service
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Internet and computer programs to complete course requirements
    • *Applicants with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 to 2.74 may be accepted to the MHS Program on a provisional basis.
      **If undergraduate education has been obtained outside of the United States, an independent educational assessment may be required as part of the admissions process.

      Admissions are done on a rolling cycle. Courses will be offered during Fall, Spring, and Summer Sessions. Most MHS courses are offered on an accelerated seven-week schedule. Scheduling of courses will be a collaborative effort between students and their academic advisor.


      An online orientation is required prior to beginning your first MHS courses. This orientation includes a review of the MHS Program Manual, completion of a quiz, and submission of a learning plan. The orientation is designed to help you learn about available resources, acquaint yourself with the online learning system, and prepare yourself for graduate-level coursework. The orientation is easy to complete and provides useful directions, not to mention effective study and time management techniques.

      Our goal is to ensure that each of our students feel welcome and comfortable with their learning environment before they start completing coursework. For those who may not have been a student in some time, the orientation is also an excellent opportunity to re-acclimate to collegiate academic standards.

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      To learn more about Saint Francis University’s online Master of Health Science and download a free brochure, fill out the fields below. You can also call (800) 494-3204 to speak to one of our Enrollment Representatives about the degree program.

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      I did not know what to expect from a 100% online program, but with expert faculty and staff that are devoted to supporting students, my learning experience has exceeded my expectations. Faculty members are readily accessible and actively participate in the learning process, promoting critical thinking. Through the program, I have developed a better understanding of what it takes to be a leader in healthcare and the skills required to excel in such positions.

      - Kendrah Beiler, Online MHSc Graduate 2015