MHI Admissions

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Healthcare Innovation you must have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree
    Students may have a bachelor’s degree in any area. A student’s degree must be from an accredited bachelor's program. Students may apply to the Master of Healthcare Innovation while their bachelor’s degree is still in progress, but must receive the degree prior to beginning enrollment in the master’s program.
     
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    Students with cumulative undergraduate GPAs calculated below 3.0 may still be admitted to the program, but must submit GRE scores for their applications to be considered.

 

Application Process

To apply for the Master of Healthcare Innovation program, students must complete the following steps prior to the application deadline of February 1:

1. Apply online

You can complete an application online for the next available Summer cohort at Ohio State’s University Graduate and Professional Admissions Office website. A $60 fee is required at the time of submission of the application.

2. Submit all college transcripts

You must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities that you previously attended at either the undergraduate or graduate levels. This includes transcripts for any post-secondary courses taken during high school or of coursework that appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Transcripts from Ohio State do not need to be submitted.

Transcripts should be sent directly by the sending institution by mail or electronic transfer to be considered official. Please request your transcripts be sent early so they arrive before the deadline. Transcripts can be sent to:

The Ohio State University
Graduate Admissions Office
P.O. Box 182004
Columbus OH 43218-2004

or

gpadocs@osu.edu

You may also upload a copy of an official transcript at the time of application or after by way of the Admissions Uploader. Web based documents, online grade reports, and related materials are not acceptable. Documents submitted in this manner are considered unofficial, but will suffice for the purposes of application. If you are admitted, you will be required to supply official transcripts sent direct from your previous institutions.

For details regarding these methods of submitting transcripts, please visit The Ohio State University Graduate and Professional Admissions office’s website. Please direct all transcript related questions to the Graduate and Professional Admissions office at (614) 292-9444 or to gpadmissions@osu.edu.

3. Current resume/curriculum vitae

Your resume or curriculum vitae should use a similar format to what you would use for a job application. You may submit this document at the time of application or after by way of the Admissions Uploader.

4. Purpose and goals statement

The purpose and goals statement is a one-page document that should describe your goals and how they relate to the MHI program. Discuss your academic goals and how this program will help you achieve your career aspirations. Be sure to include what innovation means to you and how you can utilize innovation to lead others.  You may submit this document at the time of application or after by way of the Admissions Uploader.

5. Portfolio

The portfolio is an innovation exercise that should be used to foster your creativity. Begin with an 8.5’ x 11’ piece of paper. Using the page borders as your framework, creatively fill the space to showcase your skills. There are no limits to what you can create and can use words, pictures, music, etc. Please be sure that your exercise can be saved as a PDF for submission. You may submit this document at the time of application or after by way of the Admissions Uploader.

6. Online interview

You are required to complete an interview through an online portal called HireVue, during which you will be recorded answering a brief selection of questions regarding your interests in the MHI program. Interviews are reviewed and considered by our faculty selection committees when determining your prospective admission and will provide a deeper understanding or your vision, goals, and the skills and attributes that will allow you to be successful in the program. This interview can be recorded at any time. However, we ask that you do so only after you have completed and submitted an application. Please visit our website to learn how to complete the interview.

7. Three letters of recommendation

During the application you will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of three recommenders. Once the application is submitted, an email will be automatically generated and sent to your recommenders with a link and further instruction on how to submit their letters of recommendation. We encourage you to submit your application far in advance of the deadline so that your recommenders have ample time to upload their letters. Letters of recommendation should not be mailed and you may not personally submit letters of recommendation.

Letters of recommendation should be submitted from individuals who are familiar with your academic ability, professional experience, and potential to succeed a graduate program. We suggest providing your recommenders with information on the degree and specialty to which you are applying and with a copy of your purpose and goals statement. Finally, make them aware of the submission process and the application deadline by which they must submit their letters.

8. Test of English proficiency - International applicants only

Details regarding what English Proficiency tests are acceptable, the scores required, and how to submit scores may be found on The Ohio State University Graduate and Professional Admissions office’s website.

9. GRE scores - not required for most applicants

In some cases, you will be required by the Graduate and Professional Admissions Office to submit GRE scores. They are not required for most applicants; however, they are required if you meet any of the following criteria: You have a cumulative undergraduate GPA calculated below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale You have a cumulative graduate GPA calculated below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale You have previous coursework completed at a lesser accredited college or university as determined by the Graduate and Professional Admissions Office

Cumulative GPAs include all coursework attempted at that level and are calculated by Ohio State’s Graduate and Professional Admissions Office.

No specific GRE scores are required. However, these scores are considered during the application review process as evidence of your potential success in a graduate program and so should be as high as you can achieve.

GRE scores are also required for students wishing to be considered for the Graduate School's University Fellowship competition.

For more information regarding the GRE scores requirement, please contact the Graduate and Professional Admissions Office at (614) 292-9444 or at gpadmissions@osu.edu.

10. Supplemental application for current or former Ohio State graduate students

If you are currently or have been previously enrolled in a degree granting graduate program at The Ohio State University for any length of time, you would be considered a Graduate Intra-University Transfer Student. Be sure to choose the appropriate application for "current or former" Ohio State students after following the Apply link found here. In addition to that online application, you must complete a Supplemental Application. This separate application must be submitted to the College of Nursing directly at CON-gradrecords@osu.edu. Choose any of the following options to access this application: MS Word Document: Supplemental Traditional Master’s Application (To download, select "Save") PDF: Supplemental Traditional Master’s Application Electronic (Fill-able) PDF (Open file with Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat): Supplemental Traditional Master’s Application

You may review the status of your application anytime at appstatus.osu.edu.

 

Admission Timeline

All required materials listed above must be submitted by the posted application deadline. Please allow up to 5 business days for the status of materials to be updated on your application status webpage. Any item still marked as incomplete by the deadline will result in your application being removed from consideration.

After the deadline, you will receive an email from the College of Nursing once your application has been sent to the faculty for review. This email will provide a more detailed timeline of when you can expect a decision on your application.

For questions regarding our admissions process or requirements, please contact our Student Affairs team at nursing@osu.edu. For in-person assistance or for more information on how to strengthen your application, please click the Schedule a Visit link above to attend one of our monthly Overview Sessions here at the College of Nursing.

Ohio State is committed to treating applicants fairly and with dignity and respect. Please click here to review Ohio State’s new post-admissions policy.