The University of Regina’s online application form includes a personal statement section where applicants are asked to answer the following four questions:

  1. Please describe your specific area of academic interest, and explain what motivated you to choose this area.
  2. Describe how your past education, professional and other experiences have prepared you to be successful in this graduate program.
  3. Describe what you hope to achieve in this graduate program.
  4. Describe why this particular graduate program at University of Regina may help you fulfill your long term aspirations/objectives.

As you answer these questions, please keep in mind the Admissions Committee is assessing your ability to write in a clear, coherent and professional manner. You should make every effort to ensure your personal statement is free of spelling and grammatical errors, is properly referenced (if applicable), and concise. Please limit your response to each of the questions to no more than 200 words.

When considering applications to the MHA program, the Admissions Committee places a considerable degree of emphasis on applicants’ professional experience. The personal statement is an excellent opportunity for you to highlight your professional strengths, how they will inform your graduate studies, and why the program is important for you at this stage of your career. You are also encouraged to be specific in your responses to the above question, and focus on why you wish to pursue graduate studies in health administration.

Applicants may be invited to participate in a brief interview by phone or video as part of the admissions process.