Health Sciences and Human Performance Department

Admission Criteria and Requirements

Criteria for admission

An applicant must hold a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited institution, be a licensed healthcare professional or have a degree related to health sciences with plans to work in a healthcare setting.

Applicants to the Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) must meet the minimum requirements established by the College of Graduate Studies and the MSHS Program:

  1.  A minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 2.75. Applicants must also submit transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.
  2.  Students will be asked to provide a personal statement that details how this program will help them achieve their personal/professional   goals in health care as well as a resume. These items will be submitted in the electronic graduate admissions application.
  3.  Scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other equivalent standardized test for graduate admissions (DAT, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT and PCAT) taken within the past five years must be provided. The standardized test requirement may be waived for students who have: previous relevant graduate degrees; relevant post graduate certificates/licensure, or professional experience or; who have been accepted into the NEOMED Partnership program for Urban Health. To request a waiver of the GRE, please include a statement about your qualifications that would make you exempt.
  4. Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your work and can assess your academic preparation, abilities and accomplishments. These may be from previous instructors, supervisors or professional colleagues who are familiar with your recent activities.
  5. Non-native English speakers who do not have an earned bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited U.S. institution must demonstrate proof of English-language proficiency as indicated in the International Student Admission section of this catalog.

To apply for admission 

  1. Application Deadline: 
    Intended Enrollment  Application Deadline
    Fall Semester July 1st
    Spring Semester  November 15th
    Summer Semester  April 1st
  2. Complete the graduate admission application and return it with your transcripts and the application fee to the Office of Admissions. The graduate application forms and a Graduate Bulletin may be obtained from the Graduate Admission website.

Cleveland State University 
Office of Admissions Processing
Union Building, Rm 301
2121 Euclid Avenue 
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214 
(216) 687-5599 

or: Go to Graduate Admissions Online 
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International students need to submit their official documents to: 

Office of Admissions Processing
Union Building, Rm. 301
Cleveland State University 
2121 Euclid Avenue 
Cleveland, OH 44115-2240 
(216) 687-5599