• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Our programs build on a basic foundation in management concepts and techniques to address issues unique to one of the nation’s most complex and rapidly growing industries, health care.

We have both an MBA in Health Administration and an MS in Health Administration. Health professionals who already hold an MBA and are interested in a more specialized course of study may consider the Master of Science in Health Administration. If you are new to the field and new to graduate school, consider the MBA in Health Administration.


Classes are held in the evenings so students can attend classes at times that work for them. Our class sizes are smaller so students can learn from expert practitioner faculty and network with other seriously motivated students. Students develop relationships that last for a lifetime.


The Business School at CU Denver has earned accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). This elite distinction is only granted to the top business programs in the world that meet rigorous standards for curriculum, faculty, library, and computer resources.

The health administration programs at CU Denver are the only health administration programs in the Rocky Mountain region accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Students entering our program are assured of appropriate content, high standards of quality, and membership in a network of professional colleagues.

Programme Structure

The Common Body of Knowledge is designed to give you a general business foundation upon which your graduate Health Administration degree will be built. Courses may include subjects such as:

  • Managing Individuals and Teams
  • Data Analysis for Managers
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information
  • Marketing Management
  • Management of Operations
  • Financial Management

Core Healthcare course may include subjects such as:

  • Healthcare Systems
  • Healthcare Financial Management
  • Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • Applied Economics for Managers
  • Strategic Management
  • Quality and Process Improvement

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      Complete in as little as 2 years and up to 5 years
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Average score: 580

    The average GMAT score from last intake (fall 2016) was 580.

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree, however, it does not have to be a business degree.Your complete academic records, including GPAs and previous coursework, are considered.
  • Undergraduate degrees must be from regionally accredited four-year colleges or universities.
  • GMAT testing. The GMAT exam is a computer-adaptive test that consists of four sections: analytical writing assessment, integrative reasoning, quantitative and verbal. See the application packet for information.
  • Work Experience. Relevant background and a history of increasing responsibility are viewed positively but are not required for admission.
  • International Students have additional English Language Proficiency requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1378 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1378 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    626 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 626 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Denver

  • 1310 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The CU Denver Business School offers a variety of scholarships to help you finance your graduate degree. We offer scholarships based on need and academic accomplishment. Our scholarships are funded by alumni, donors, members of the Colorado business community, and the State of Colorado, to help you get the best education possible.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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