Application requirements and steps for the M.S. in Health Sciences

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. We calculate cumulative GPA on courses with grades that are recorded on official university/college transcripts.
  • You must have taken at least one undergraduate statistics or research methods course with a grade of B or better.

Prior coursework applied toward degree requirements

Upon the recommendation of the health sciences department chair and with the approval of the School of Health & Human Sciences curriculum and academic policy committee, up to eight credit hours of graduate work may be transferred in partial fulfillment of degree requirements. No course may be transferred from another institution unless the course was completed with a grade of B or higher within five years before matriculation in the master of science degree program.

Application deadline is March 30 for fall-semester admission.

Application instructions

  1. Plan to secure three letters of recommendation (not a relative). You will need the names and email addresses of your submitters for the IU CAS application. Please make your recommenders aware of your application and deadline, and give them three to four weeks to prepare. They will be sent a link to submit the letters.
  2. Craft a personal statement,300–500 words, of academic and professional goals, plus reasons for your interest in obtaining a position in the health-care industry.
  3. Request official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. Please allow additional time for international transcripts. Send by email to or mail to: School of Health & Human Sciences, Attn: SHHS Graduate Admissions Coordinator, 1050 Wishard Blvd., Third Floor, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
  4. Understand you will be required to interview with a graduate faculty member involved in admission
  5. Be prepared to pay for application.
  6. GRE test scores not required.

Information for international students

In addition to the requirements above, international applicants must follow the international application process and admission standards of the Office of International Affairs.

To earn admissions as an international applicant, you must also meet these program requirements:

  • If you are a non-native English speaker, you must meet the minimum requirements for English proficiency.
  • Applicants who complete coursework outside of the United States must have their official foreign transcripts evaluated and translated by an approved independent educational evaluating service based in the United States at their own expense. The evaluation should establish a degree equivalent and course-by-course equivalent for all foreign coursework.

Approved evaluation centers

International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
Phone: 310-258-9451

Josef Silny & Associates
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Phone: 305-273-1616

World Education Services, Inc. (WES)
PO Box 745
New York, NY 10113-0745
Phone: 212-966-6311
World Education Services

Minimum requirement for English proficiency

The test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) test is used and you must meet the following scores for each sub-section and total.

  • Reading: 22
  • Listening: 22
  • Speaking: 26
  • Writing: 24