Commissioner Nirav Shah visits Sloan program 2014

How to Apply

The Sloan Program offers four degree options to meet the needs of diverse early careerists.  We look forward to reviewing your application.  Please read this page in its entirety as application information and deadlines have changed and are unique to each degree program.

 

Standard Two-Year MHA

Application Process and Requirements

The Sloan Program admits students for fall matriculation to the two-year MHA degree program (Sloan does not admit students for spring or summer matriculation). There are two ways to apply to the standard two-year MHA degree program at Cornell University: (1) You may apply directly to the Cornell University Graduate School or (2) You may submit your application to Cornell via the Health Administration and Management Centralized Application System (HAMPCAS). There is no preference of one process over the other.  Our goal is to permit applicant flexibility and increase access. Required application fees and materials are outlined below. Applications will not be reviewed until complete.  Unsolicited materials should not be included.

Required Materials Option 1:
Cornell Graduate School Application
Option 2:
HAMPCAS Application
Application and Fees

 

Note:HAMPCAS applicants must also complete the Cornell Graduate School Quick App and pay the quick app fee before review will take place

Cornell University Graduate School Application


Proposed field of study: Policy Analysis and Management

Proposed degree: MHA 

$95.00 USD

HAMPCAS Application

$115 USD for first HAMPCAS program and $40 USD for each additional program 

and 

Cornell University Quick App
$30 USD

Transcripts*


Official transcripts will be required of all students who matriculate to Cornell.

Required from all post-secondary coursework regardless of whether degree was earned Required from all post-secondary coursework regardless of whether degree was earned
GRE or GMAT


Official score reports will be required of all students who matriculate to Cornell.

Enter self-reported scores into application to permit review; Send score report to:


GRE score reporting: Graduate School Code 2098; Institution Code 2098

GMAT score reporting: Cornell U. MHA Code 2104

Enter self-reported scores into application to permit review; Send score report to:


GRE score reporting: Graduate School Code 2098; Institution Code 2098

GMAT score reporting: Cornell U. MHA Code 2104

Resume Required as upload Required as upload
Statement of Purpose Required as upload Required as upload or textbox
Letters of Recommendation* Two required (third optional); at least one should be academic Two required (third optional); at least one should be academic
Proof of English proficiency*

 

For international applicants only whose native language is not English.

Official TOEFL scores

 

A minimum of 105 is required for the field.

See test exception policy

Official TOEFL scores

 

A minimum of 105 is required for the field.

See test exception policy

Deadlines See Important Dates below See Important Dates below

International students who are admitted to the Sloan Program in Health Administration will be required by the Graduate School to demonstrate proof of financial support. Read more about this requirement and additional Visa requirements here.  

For information about the MHA application process, please contact Geysa Smiljanic, Graduate Field Assistant, below.   

*Required documents in support of your application that cannot be scanned and uploaded may be sent directly to:  

Geysa Smiljanic, Graduate Field Assistant
Department of PAM, 2250A MVR Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4401
gms3@cornell.edu | 607-255-7772

Important Dates: Standard Two-Year MHA
Round Application Deadline* Initial Notification** Final Decision Notification Deposit Deadline
Round 1 October 31, 2014 November 14, 2014 December 5, 2014 January 5, 2015
Round 2 December 12, 2014 January 9, 2015 February 13, 2015 March 13, 2015
Round 3 February 13, 2015 March 13, 2015 April 10, 2015 May 8, 2015
Rolling Admissions February 14, 2015 to April 15, 2015 Two weeks from submission date Rolling (space permitting) Four weeks from decision notification

Application Deadlines: Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm EST.  

*Priority Admissions: Complete applications received by Round 1-3 application deadlines will receive priority consideration for merit-based funding.  

**Initial Notification Date: Applicants will receive one of three initial notifications: invitation to interview; application rolled to next round; denial of admission.

 

24-Month Dual MHA/MBA

Application Process and Requirements

Individuals applying to the dual MHA/MBA program must apply to and be admitted by both Sloan and Johnson, separately.  Admission to one program does not guarantee admission to the other.  Individuals applying to the dual MHA/MBA must notify both Sloan and Johnson of their dual degree application intention.  Because the dual MHA/MBA program begins in early May with an intensive summer immersion at Johnson, dual candidates must have earned their bachelor’s degree prior to May 1, 2015.  Dual MHA/MBA applicants should confirm eligibility by contacting Sloan Associate Director Julie Carmalt via email at jhc48@cornell.edu. 

Applying to Sloan:  There are two ways to apply to the Sloan Program for the dual MHA/MBA degree: (1) You may apply directly to the Cornell University Graduate School or (2) You may submit your application to Cornell via the Health Administration and Management Centralized Application System (HAMPCAS).  There is no preference of one process over the other.  Required application materials, fees, and deadlines for the Sloan Program are outlined below.  Applications will not be reviewed until complete.  Unsolicited materials should not be included. 

Applying to Johnson:  Applications to Johnson are made via their application portal here.  Johnson has their own application deadlines and decision notification dates throughout the year and all application materials must be submitted by Midnight Eastern Time on the application deadline date.  Interviews are offered by invitation in each round and final decisions are posted to the applicant’s application portal on the notification date of the application round.  More information about the Johnson application process is available here.

Required Materials
(Sloan Application)
Option 1:
Cornell Graduate School Application
Option 2:
HAMPCAS Application
Application and Fees

 

Note: HAMPCAS applicants must also complete the Cornell Graduate School Quick App and pay the quick app fee before review will take place

Cornell University Graduate School Application


Proposed field of study: Policy Analysis and Management

Proposed degree: MHA 

$95.00 USD

HAMPCAS Application

$115 USD for first HAMPCAS program and $40 USD for each additional program 

and 

Cornell University Quick App
$30 USD

Transcripts*


Official transcripts will be required of all students who matriculate to Cornell.

Required from all post-secondary coursework regardless of whether degree was earned Required from all post-secondary coursework regardless of whether degree was earned
GRE or GMAT


Official score reports will be required of all students who matriculate to Cornell.

Enter self-reported scores into application to permit review; Send score report to:


GRE score reporting: Graduate School Code 2098; Institution Code 2098

GMAT score reporting: Cornell U. MHA Code 2104

Enter self-reported scores into application to permit review; Send score report to:


GRE score reporting: Graduate School Code 2098; Institution Code 2098

GMAT score reporting: Cornell U. MHA Code 2104

Resume Required as upload Required as upload
Statement of Purpose Required as upload Required as upload or textbox
Letters of Recommendation* Two required (third optional); at least one should be academic Two required (third optional); at least one should be academic
Proof of English proficiency*

 

For international applicants only whose native language is not English.

Official TOEFL scores

 

A minimum of 105 is required for the field.

See test exception policy

Official TOEFL scores

 

A minimum of 105 is required for the field.

See test exception policy

Deadlines See Important Dates below See Important Dates below
 

International students who are admitted to the Sloan Program in Health Administration will be required by the Graduate School to demonstrate proof of financial support.  Read more about this requirement and additional Visa requirements here.

*Required documents in support of your application that cannot be scanned and uploaded may be sent directly to: 

Geysa Smiljanic, Graduate Field Assistant
Department of PAM, 2250A MVR Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4401
gms3@cornell.edu | 607-255-7772

Important Sloan Dates: 24-month Dual MHA/MBA
Round Application Deadline* Initial Notification** Final Decision Notification Deposit Deadline
Round 1 October 31, 2014 November 14, 2014 December 5, 2014 January 5, 2015
Round 2 December 12, 2014 January 9, 2015 February 13, 2015 March 13, 2015
Round 3 February 13, 2015 March 13, 2015 April 10, 2015 May 8, 2015
Rolling Admissions February 14, 2015 to April 15, 2015 Two weeks from submission date Rolling (space permitting) Four weeks from decision notification

 

Application Deadlines: Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm EST.  

*Priority Admissions: Complete applications received by Round 1-3 application deadlines will receive priority consideration for merit-based funding.  

**Initial Notification Date: Applicants will receive one of three initial notifications: invitation to interview; application rolled to next round; denial of admission.  

 

Three-Year Dual MHA/MPA

Application Process and Requirements

Admission to the dual MHA/MPA program is through the Cornell Graduate School on-line application.  Applicants must apply to the CIPA program and indicate clearly in the Statement of Purpose the application is being submitted for application to both CIPA and Sloan.  CIPA will begin the review process and then forward eligible applications to Sloan for concurrent, but separate, review.  Applicants must be admitted to both CIPA and Sloan separately.  Admission to one program does not guarantee admission to the other.  Due to the intensive, specialized nature of this program, a minimum of 1-2 years of prior, relevant experience will be expected of all applicants to this program.  Students who are interested in applying to the dual MHA/MPA program should contact Judy Metzgar, CIPA Admissions Coordinator, at jlm25@cornell.edu to discuss eligibility.  Because application to the dual MHA/MPA program initiates in CIPA, all applicants should clearly follow CIPA application requirements.

  • Cornell University Graduate School application (submit application to CIPA)
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose (500 words maximum) addressing:
    • Why you are applying to the dual program
    • Personal and/or professional experiences that have led to your interest in Cornell's MPA and MHA programs
    • Your future goals--how you would put a dual MHA/MPA graduate education to use
    • Examples of volunteer work, positions of responsibility, and any other life experiences that have contributed to your interest in public affairs
  • Supplemental Public Affairs essay (1,000 words maximum)
    • Briefly describe an area of public affairs to which you would like to make a contribution
    • Discuss what you would like to see accomplished in this area
    • Explain how you would go about initiating, supporting and sustaining changes in this area so as to enhance public well-being and public services
  • Two recommendations (third optional); at least one letter should be academic
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary coursework and degrees
  • GRE score report: Scores must be sent to: Cornell University Code: 2098; Public Affairs Department Code: 2204 (CIPA does not accept GMAT or LSAT scores in lieu of GRE scores)
  • TOEFL English Language Exam score report for applicants whose native language is not English (Sloan requires a minimum TOEFL score of 105)
  • Application fee of $95 in US currency
Important Dates

Admission to the dual MHA/MPA program is made on a rolling basis, admitting up to 3 qualified students throughout the application cycle.  Admissions may be closed at any point when the class is full.  Applicants are urged to apply between November and January.  All MHA/MPA applicants should follow CIPA application guidelines.

 

Accelerated Five-Year BS/MHA

for Cornell University undergraduate students in specified majors only

Application Process and Requirements

Application to the Five-Year Accelerated BS/MHA Program is a two part process. Eligible students apply to Sloan during the spring semester of their junior year and then officially apply to the Cornell Graduate School by April 15 of their senior year. Only Cornell University College of Human Ecology students who are HD, PAM, HBHS, or BSOC majors or Charles H. Dyson BSOC majors may apply.  

Application and Deadlines During Your Junior Year: To apply for the Five-Year BS/MHA, you must follow the 3 steps outlined below:  

Step 1. Verify your eligibility for the program with Sloan Associate Director Julie Carmalt by emailing jhc48@cornell.edu, by appointment only.

Step 2. Apply to the Sloan Program by emailing the following documents as attachments in a single email to Geysa Smiljanic, Graduate Field Assistant, at gms3@cornell.edu

  • Completed application [ word] [ pdf]
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Cornell transcript (an official transcript will be required if admitted)
  • Copy of your Graduation Summary and a list of any courses that you still need to take in order to fulfill your graduation requirements for your bachelor's degree
  • Test scores for either: the GRE General Test, institution code 2098 (copy of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Official Student Copy of test results required); or the GMAT, institution code 2104

Step 3. Request to have emailed to Geysa Smiljanic at gms3@cornell.edu the following:

  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one should be academic)

  • Undergraduate Advisor Recommendation Form [ word] [ pdf] (Note: Your undergraduate advisor may also be one of your recommendation letter writers)

For full consideration, the deadline for your initial application to the Sloan Accelerated BS/MHA Program is March 15th.

  • Applications for the accelerated program received prior to March 15th will be held and reviewed at one time and applicants will be notified of the results of admission decision within two weeks
  • Applications received after March 15th but before April 15th will be reviewed on a rolling basis subject to space availability (Note that total enrollment in the accelerated program is limited to a maximum of 5 students)

Formal Application to the Graduate School by April 15 During Your Senior Year: At the end of your first year in Sloan, to continue in the accelerated program, you must complete the online Cornell Graduate School application and pay the Graduate School application fee by April 15. You do not need to resubmit your application documents such as letters of recommendations and test scores. Sloan will send these to the Graduate School on your behalf. Accelerated students in good academic standing will automatically be admitted to the Graduate School to complete the final year of study.

Correspondence and Information:
Geysa Smiljanic, Graduate Field Assistant
Department of PAM | 2250A MVR Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853-4401
Telephone: 607-255-7772
FAX: 607-255-4071
E-mail: gms3@cornell.edu