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Healthcare Minor

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Health Minor Program Details

We are excited to announce the new Healthcare Reform & Innovation Minor, starting in the 20/22 catalog. The minor is 18 credit hours of interdisciplinary courses. You must be on the 20/22 catalog in order to pursue this minor.  To see all of the course requirements, click the Course Map button below. The course descriptions will provide a small overview of each course. You can also see a full list of prerequisites and other details in the FAQ section.

Applications are now are now closed. The next application cycle will open on February 1, 2022.

For more questions about the minor or the application process, please email

Minor Courses

Course Details

Requirements to Apply

  • Be a current undergraduate student at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Must be on the 20/22 catalog
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher 
  • Submit an essay (up to 250 words) on your career goals in healthcare and how you think the minor will help you achieve them (part of the application form)
  • Previous work, internships/volunteering at a healthcare-related company or clinic is preferred.
    • Membership and participation in a healthcare-based student organization at UT Austin counts. (part of the application form)

The minor is open to current undergraduate students of all majors at The University of Texas at Austin. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ section.

Program Benefits:

  • In-depth healthcare curriculum with a business focus
  • Practicum courses that give you experience with real-world issues and working with local healthcare agencies such as Dell-Seton, Dell Children's Medical Center, and volunteer and Texas charity clinics
  • Access to top business school professors from programs such as Michigan and MIT
  • A healthcare specialization on your transcript
  • Special internship opportunities

Program Details:

Minor Course Outline  Minor Course Descriptions


Frequently Asked Questions

You may find the answer to your question here! If you still have questions, email us at

What are the requirements for admission/acceptance into the program?
You will need to:

  • Be on or switch to the 20/22 catalog. Your major and minor must be on the same catalog.
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher;
    • Freshmen must have a GPA to apply.
  • Submit an essay (up to 500 words) focusing on your healthcare career plans and how the certificate will help you achieve that (part of the application); 
  • Previous work, internships, or volunteering at a healthcare-related company or clinic preferred.
    • Membership in a healthcare-related student org counts toward this preference. For a list of student orgs, see the Student Life page.

Do I have to apply to the program?
Yes. There is a process for applying to a minor or certificate program and officially pursuing it. But we take care of one of the steps for you!

  1. In order to have time to complete all of the requirements, you should have at least 2 semesters remaining before you graduate, unless you need 3 or fewer classes to complete the certificate, to apply to the program. Otherwise, you may not have enough time to complete all of the courses.
  2. Complete our registration form online. This will include an essay. The link will appear during the registration period, September 1st - October 1st or February 1st - March 1st.
  3. If you are accepted into the program, we will enter your application into UT's new Certificate system.
  4. You will receive an automated email (system-generated from the Registrar's Office) once that is entered that will direct you to your major/home college advisor to add it to your degree profile. Please do so within two weeks of receiving that email.

If you already applied for the program in UT's system, you will need to go through our application process in order to be considered.

The admissions review process should complete prior to the first registration period in October (for Spring Term) and March (for fall term). We will notify you of your acceptance into the program. If you are not accepted, you will be able to reapply the following application period. We will consider your previous application as part of your points toward admissions. Remember: you need to have at least 2 semesters remaining before you graduate, unless you need 3 or fewer classes to complete the certificate, to apply to the program. Otherwise, you won't have enough time to complete all of the courses. You must successfully complete all courses in the program before you can graduate.

What is the deadline to apply?
Our fall application period is September 1st - October 1st. Our spring application period is February 1st - March 1st. 

What are the prerequisites for the courses?
Always refer to the course catalog for the most up to date prerequisites. Here is a list of known prerequisites as of Spring 2017:

 Course  Prerequisite
 ACC 311  24 semester hours of college credit
 ACC 311H  24 semester hours of college credit, MIS 301 or its equivalent, and credit or registration for Business Administration 324 or 324H
 OM 334M Upper-division standing
A prior UT statistics class or AP statistics is recommended.
 LEB 334M Upper-division standing
 MAN 334M

Upper-division standing

 ACC 334M  ACC 311/311H or ACC 310F and upper-division standing
HED 373

Upper-division standing
Closed course. Limited seats. Must be a graduating senior in Business of Healthcare Certificate Program to request. Email with your EID for access.

Prerequisites are subject to change. Please refer to your home/major advisor for prerequisite questions or concerns.

Can I receive credit for courses taken outside of UT Austin?
Equivalents to ACC311 will be accepted as transfer credit for non-business majors only. Otherwise, no. Students must complete the program's required 18 hours from six unique courses at UT Austin from the list of program courses outlined in the course catalog.

Are there any substitutions for courses that are full?
We highly recommend that you contact us regarding any substitutions. If you run into this issue, please email us at

Can I take courses pass or fail?
No. You must take all courses for a letter grade in order to get credit for completing the certificate.

Are there study abroad opportunities?

Yes! New as of 2018, you can Study Abroad with the UT International Office, earning N309, and up to 16 hours from the world-renowned University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia with the Semester Plus: Global Health in Sydney program. This unique program gives students the opportunity to explore culture, health care systems, and global health concepts of the US, Australia and the world. You can find more information about the program at UT Study Abroad or here. Questions about the program? You can email the program coordinator, Julia Smith, directly at or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

There is also a Maymester course that can count as your elective for the program: International Perspectives on Design in Healthcare (BME 320, CHE 379, ME 379M, unique numbers change each year). This course is run by the International Engineering Education in the Cockrell School of Engineering. This course requires no math or physics background, even though it is offered in the Cockrell School. It carries a Global Cultures flat and has no prerequisites. It is open to all majors. Maymesters run from the end of May through June.  The deadline to apply for the 2019 Maymester is November 1st. There is a rolling admissions process for this. The deadline will be extended if spots are open.

How long does it take to complete the program?

The program requires 6 unique courses totaling 18 semester hours in addition to any prerequisites. The course requirements can be completed at your own pace. Several of our upper division courses are only offered in spring or fall semesters. Few of the courses are currently offered in the summer.