How to write a personal statement for a masters in healthcare administration

Written by serena norr
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Getting into Graduate School for a Masters in Healthcare Administration is no easy feat. There are specialised tests such as the GREs or the GMAT, along with certain undergraduate GPA requirements, to demonstrating your interest through community service work that sets certain candidates apart from the rest. Another way to let the admissions board and the college get a better idea of who you are is by introducing yourself through the personal statement. Generally a requirement for a Graduate application, this statement puts a voice to your name and lets you illustrate your goals, experience and desire for seeking out such a program. It also lets the admissions board see how serious you are and if would be a good fit with their school and its Masters in Healthcare Administration program. Here’s how to write a personal statement for such a program.

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    Write out why you want to study Healthcare Administration, including a discussion of whyat you want to get out of the classes offered through the Masters in Healthcare Administration at your intended college.This will help you see for yourself on a very basic level your career goals and why are you seeking this field through a Masters program.

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    Write out why you are choosing to apply to XYZ school, including what sparked your interest to apply to this school such as their classes, program or teachers and how it relates your future goals.

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    Write about yourself, including your educational background and accomplishments, as well as life and work experiences and how that has prepared you for this program.

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    Write out your goals and objectives for what you plan to do with your Masters in Healthcare Administration degree. This can include a discussion of what type of job you are seeking to what you are interested in doing on a broader level such as travel and work for a health care company abroad. It doesn’t matter what it is as long as it is truthful and relates your degree to your future.

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    Re-read your list and break these points down into two-three pages (check with college for their individual requirements) where you tell a story using these paragraphs. It is a good idea to relate your accomplishments and goals into what peaks your interests on an intellectual level, making sure to relate it back to a discussion of the school.

Tips and warnings

  • Have your essay read by another person. They can look it over for grammatical errors and also offer constructive criticism on what you wrote.
  • When writing your essay do not go off in tangents. Try to keep your points and stay focused.
  • Don't reuse the same statement for every school that you apply to and tweak each essay for each school.

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