Commissioner Nirav Shah visits Sloan program 2014

Prospective Sloan Students

The Sloan Program in Health Administration's CAHME-accredited Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree prepares future leaders in health management with the knowledge and skills in management, health care organization, policy and public health to manage health care organizations and promote quality, access, efficiency and innovation in health care delivery and financing.

The program curriculum combines rigorous coursework with a robust practical training component which includes a required summer internship, Sloan Colloquia bringing industry experts to campus, elective Practitioner-Led Intensive Courses (PLICs), an annual off-campus intersession program field trip to meet industry leaders, and a second-year capstone project.

Sloan alumni serve in leadership positions in a variety of settings, including hospitals, long-term care, ambulatory services, insurance/benefits organizations, pharmaceuticals, management consulting, professional associations and government organizations. Many students develop mentorship relationships with alumni that persist even after graduation.

Learn more about each of our degree programs: 

Standard Program  Two-year Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree for students who have already completed their undergraduate degree.

MHA/MBA Dual Degree Program  Dual 24-month accelerated MHA/MBA program in cooperation with the Johnson Graduate School of Management.

MHA/MPA Dual Degree Program   Dual 3-year MHA/MPA program in cooperation with the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs.

BS/MHA Program   Combined 5-year BS/MHA program only for specific current Human Ecology and CALS majors. The standard MHA program and the MHA portions of our other degree programs are all accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.

Who Should Apply?

The Sloan Program seeks applicants with all levels of experience and academic preparation who have a strong desire to hold leadership positions in the health care industry. Some training in statistics, accounting, and economics, as well as familiarity with basic computer applications is desirable. Superior oral and written communication skills are strongly recommended. Previous job and/or community service experience is a plus. Please review the links above for any degree-specific prerequisites.

Arrange a campus visit:

Visiting campus offers an excellent opportunity to talk with students and faculty, visit classes and see the Cornell campus and Ithaca community. To arrange a campus visit, please contact Mary Hoffbeck, Sloan Program Assistant, at

Information about tuition and financial aid