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MHS Admission and Aid

Application Restrictions

Residents of the following states, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Oregon, cannot apply for admission to the Master of Health Sciences distance program. This is governed by the laws of those states.  Learn more about State Authorization. 

Admission Criteria

1. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of "B" or higher (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in all upper-level undergraduate coursework. Accepted applicants have had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.4 over the past three years

2. Submit GRE scores (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing portions). Average GRE scores for accepted applicants over the past three years: Verbal 153, Quantitative 145, Analytical Writing 3.62. GRE WAIVERS AVAILABLE! Students who have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 overall or a prior graduate degree from an accredited college or university may be eligible for a GRE waiver.

3. Three letters of recommendation from instructors or employers who are able to judge aptitude for graduate study. 

4. A Goal Statement

Cost: Tuition and Fees are based on distance or residential status.

Financial Aid: MHS students are eligible for educational loans and financial aid. For more information, click here.

Additional funding sources for graduate students is available here.

Graduate School Funding Opportunities

Graduate School tuition and funding

Graduate School scholarships

Merit and Need-Based Scholarships 

All WCU students may apply for a wide variety of merit and need-based scholarships provided through the institution and its donors. The deadline for applications is February 1 each year for the following fall semester.  

Western Carolina University's Financial Aid Office provides students with tools to search and apply for various scholarships. Each scholarship has unique requirements as determined by the donor who provided the gift to endow the scholarship.

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