Trinity's Health Care Administration graduate program is highly motivated, self-directed, and goal-oriented individuals looking to embark on a career in health care leadership.  Leadership potential, academic excellence, and a strong interest in health care are criteria used in the selective admission process. All undergraduate majors are considered. 

Rolling Admission

The earlier an applicant submits all of the materials described below, the earlier he or she will receive an admission decision. For optimal consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply well before the June 1st deadline.

Applications for Fall 2025

Opens: September 15, 2024
Closes: June 1, 2025

Why Trinity?

Accreditation since 1968

by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)

Top Tier

Consistently one of the top-ranked programs in the Nation for Health Care Administration

Paid Residency

Provides practical and professional experience before graduation


Small student-to-faculty ratio fosters tight-knit relationships and personalized career guidance from faculty

Admissions Standards


Program applicants are expected to have the following:

  1. Degree Requirement

    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. All undergraduate majors are considered.

  2. Coursework

    Three-credit hour undergraduate courses in Accounting, Economics, and Statistics.

    Grades of A or B are expected in these prerequisite courses. A grade of C is evaluated on an individual basis by the Admissions Committee.

    If this requirement is not met at the time of application, the student must submit a written notice of intent to complete the coursework.

  3. Aptitude test scores

    No aptitude test is required. To strengthen one's application, candidates may submit an aptitude test score from either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).



Required application materials include:

  • Completed Trinity On-Campus Program application form and a $50.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • Official transcripts, not more than one-year-old, sent directly to Trinity University, from all colleges and universities previously attended.
  • A résumé or autobiographical sketch detailing your educational background, volunteer, and employment experience.
  • A brief statement of purpose (1-2 pages typed and double-spaced) explaining your reasons for selecting a career in health care administration.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your academic, volunteer, and/or employment performance.
  • Personal Interview at the invitation of department faculty 

Cohort Selection


Once an applicant's file is completed, the Admissions Committee reviews it on an individual basis to determine if academic criteria are met. If the initial review is positive, the applicant is invited to the Trinity campus to interview. Shortly after the interview date, the Admissions Committee makes a recommendation to the Chair of the Health Care Administration Department. The applicant will then receive a letter notifying him or her of an admission decision. To accept an admission offer, a candidate is required to notify the Admissions Committee and supply a $200 deposit.



Tuition for the On-Campus Class of 2025 is $90,000 for the Master of Health Care Administration on-campus program. It is billed in four equal installments at the start of the first four semesters. A complete breakdown of the estimated cost of attendance can be found online.

For more information on loans and payment plans, contact the Student Financial Services office at 210-999-8315.


Financial Awards


Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are funded by Trinity University and are based on merit. Assistantships fund a portion of the first academic school year's tuition and recipients are expected to work a fixed number of hours per week in the department. The amount of this award varies yearly.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries scholarships

The Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas established an endowed scholarship to honor John E. Hornbeak, LFACHE. This endowment provides tuition benefits to one student each year. The Hornbeak Scholar will demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and leadership potential.

Department scholarships

The Department of Health Care Administration has various scholarships it awards to new students. The amounts of these scholarships are based on available funds.

Other Scholarships

Other scholarships may be awarded to students based on merit or financial need. The availability and amount of these awards vary each year.