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Advising Support and Admission Requirements - BHSA

Current and prospective students of the Bachelor of Health Services Administration (BHSA) program receive advising support from the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Office of Student Services :

  • Location:   Modesto A. Maidique Campus | AHC3 – Rm. 121 | 11200 SW 8 th Street, Miami, FL  33199
  • Phone:  (305) 348-7709 – call to schedule an appointment  
  • Student Services Office Hours:  8:30am to 5:00pm from Monday - Friday

Interested in learning more information about the Bachelor of Health Services Administration Program (BHSA) at FIU?  Join us at one of our upcoming information sessions at the Biscayne Bay Campus.

Monday, September 10, 2018
from 10:00am - 12:00pm

Monday, October 8, 2018
from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Monday, November 5, 2018
from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Monday, December 3, 2018
from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Room AC1 - 363

RSVP by calling 305-919-4463 or Online at

Admissions Requirements

Students seeking admission into the upper division of the BHSA program must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Completed 60 hours of course work or have completed the Associate in Arts degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited college or university.
  2. Satisfied the general University requirements for admission, including the University's Core Curriculum requirements.
  3. Met the University's lower division requirements.
  4. Complete the following BHSA prerequisite courses as part of their 60 credit-hours of lower-division course work and achieve a minimum "C" required grade in any one course for the following required prerequisites:

Course #

Course Title


ECO 2023

Principles of Microeconomics


ACG 2021

Accounting for Decisions

ECO 2023

ACG 3301

Accounting for Planning and Control

ACG 2021 or equivalent

CGS 2060

Introduction to Microcomputers


STA 2122 or

STA 3111 or

STA 3145 or

STA 2023

Introduction to Statistics I or

Statistic I or

Statistics for the Health Professions or

Statistics for Business and Economics

High School Algebra

  1. Have achieved a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  2. Recommended for admission by the Admissions Committee.

Minor in Health Services Administration

A 5-course Minor in Health Services Administration is available to baccalaureate degree seeking students who have:

  • A minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Completed 60 lower division hours; and
  • An interest in careers in health services administration or who wish to examine the administrative aspects of health services delivery

Fifteen (15) hours in Health Services Administration are required:

  • Six (6) required credit hours;
  • Nine (9) credit hours of electives

Students Must earn a “C” or higher to count towards a Minor in Health Services Administration.

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Advising Support and Admission Requirements - MHSA

Current and prospective students of the Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) program receive advising support from the Program.

  • Location: Biscayne Bay Campus | Academic One Room 365 | 3000 N.E. 151 Street, North Miami, FL 33181
  • Phone:  (305) 919-4465
  • Office Hours: 8:30am to 4:00pm from Monday - Friday

Admissions Documents

  • Complete the online graduate admissions application
  • Have official transcripts of all previously earned college or university credits sent to the University Admissions Office.
  • All applicants must submit a professional writing sample in response to both prompts below. The submission must be between 1 and 2 pages per prompt and must follow proper APA formatting. Please reference this site: ( for guidelines on APA formatting (an abstract is not required).
    1. Pick one of the values of the Health Services Administration Department and explain what that value means to you and how you will carry it with you into your future career as a healthcare administrator. Our values are: Empathy, multicultural, contemporary, leadership, and integrity.
    2. Present the two sides of what you believe to be an ethical dilemma healthcare administrators are faced with today. You may reference the American College of Healthcare Executives Code of Ethics to help with identifying an ethical issue.
  • All applications for admission should be reviewed by the Department no later than two months preceding the semester in which the student wishes to commence the program. Admissions are accepted for Fall and Spring Semesters only. A maximum of 12 semester hours taken as an affiliated student can be used toward the degree. Affiliated status does not guarantee admission to the degree program.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Admission will be based on additional factors including compatibility of the applicant’s career goals with the programs objectives, relevance of work experience, demonstration of knowledge and ability in areas of accounting, micro-economics, quantitative analysis and basic computer skills as approved by the department, etc. The Program Admissions Committee may require a personal interview as part of the application process.

For application inquiries, contact us:

International Students

Official TOEFL/IELTS passing scores, if required. When requesting official scores, please refer to FIU Institution code 5206. TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years.

Official transcript translation: If official transcripts are not in English, a second copy of the transcript must be requested for translation by an official translation agency. Both the official translation, as well as the original transcripts, must be submitted to FIU.

A copy of diploma (an official copy may be requested in certain cases).

Official transcripts/translations must be submitted directly by the respective institution(s) in electronic format or mailed in a sealed institution envelope to: 

FIU Online
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, MANGO 540
Miami, FL 33199

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