The Sloan Program offers four on campus degree options to meet the needs of diverse early careerists and a new Online Executive MHA for experienced professionals. We look forward to reviewing your application. Please read this page in its entirety as information about the application process and deadlines has changed.

Sloan’s application process is rigorous and competitive and begins with a holistic review of each student’s application. Applicants who demonstrate qualities we value such as academic excellence, leadership, creativity/innovation, determination and resiliency, ability to work successfully in cross-disciplinary and/or diverse teams, attention to detail (e.g., no typos), strong interpersonal and professional skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, personal and professional integrity, compassion and empathy, passion for improving the field of healthcare, and a commitment to equity and social justice in healthcare management will be invited for a required first-round Zoom interview with a member of the admissions committee and current student admissions ambassadors.

Past experience shows us that cohort diversity and complementary group dynamics are important drivers of student success and wellbeing, as well as success on the internship and job markets and in the field. As the applicant pool evolves with each approaching notification deadline, second- and third-round individual and/or group interviews may be requested of applicants.

Eligibility Criteria

We welcome applications from individuals with bachelor’s degrees from a variety of backgrounds (the bachelor’s degree must be from an accredited university and earned prior to matriculating). Full time work experience and healthcare experience (whether full time, volunteer, part time, or internships) are preferred but not required. Given our commitment to equity and holistic application review, the GRE examination is no longer required. In order to demonstrate your academic readiness for rigorous and quantitative graduate education coursework, successful completion (e.g., B or better) of one or more of the following prerequisite courses is preferred (see list below).

Prerequisite courses that will bolster your application:

  • Introductory and/or a higher level statistics course (introductory statistics is highly recommended)
  • Introductory courses in accounting, finance, data-driven decision making/quantitative analysis, data analytics, financial modeling, intermediate database analysis and management, math-based microeconomics
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel are highly recommended (first-year students are given priority enrollment in an Excel desktop modeling elective course)

Other eligibility criteria/application requirements:

  • Completed online application
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater on a scale of 4.0
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose (instructions for this statement will be provided within the application portal)
  • Unofficial transcripts from all universities/colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one should be academic)
  • 3 short video responses (you will be invited to respond to 3 short video questions after you submit your application)

For international students whose native language is not English: TOEFL (minimum 106) or IELTS (minimum 7.5) scores must be submitted (exceptions to the English Language Proficiency requirement may be viewed here). 

Applicants with questions about eligibility may reach out to

Please click on the individual degree programs below for program-specific eligibility criteria and additional application requirements.

Priority Deadline December 1

The Cornell Graduate School application portal will open on August 15. Students who wish to be given priority consideration for Sloan scholarships and receive early notification of their admission decision should apply by December 1. The Sloan admissions committee will begin reviewing complete applications in September/October. First-round Zoom interviews will take place in November and December. Priority students will be notified of their admission decision in January.

Applicants who wish to be considered for a hotel voucher for Sloan Visit Day (November 4-6, 2021) should apply before September 30. 

International Student Deadline December 1

Given the highly competitive nature of the international applicant pool and time-sensitive student visa process, international students are encouraged to apply by the December 1 priority deadline. International students who meet this deadline will be notified of their admission decision in February. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis after December 1, as space permits.

Rolling Applications (December 2-April 15)

Completed applications received after December 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the final application deadline of April 15. Complete applications will be reviewed within two weeks of completion and first-round interviews will be conducted starting in January.


Application Information and Instructions

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). Students apply directly to the Cornell University Graduate School here:

Required application materials, all students:

  • Online application and $105 application fee (fee waivers due to financial hardship or for students in designated pipeline programs may be requested – see the Graduate School link above)
  • Unofficial transcripts from all universities attended (upload as PDF documents directly into application portal)
  • Resume (upload as PDF directly into application portal)
  • Statement of purpose (essay and upload instructions provided in application portal)
  • Two recommendation letters (at least one should be academic; provide recommender contact information in application portal)

Additional requirements for international students:

Optional materials:

Taking the GRE or GMAT is not required. Students who wish to optionally submit GRE or GMAT scores may do so by sending them directly (GRE score reporting: Graduate School Code 2098; Institution Code 2098; GMAT score reporting: Cornell U. MHA Code 2104) or by uploading an unofficial PDF of the score report in the application portal.

Deadlines: December 1 Priority; December 1 International; April 15 Rolling 

For information about the MHA application process, please contact our Graduate Field Assistant, at 607-255-7049 or

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

Sloan Program Admissions 
Department of PAM, 2305 MVR Hall 
Cornell University 
Ithaca, NY 14853-4401 

Unsolicited materials should not be mailed, emailed, or uploaded.

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 each year with an intensive summer immersion at Johnson, dual candidates must have earned their bachelor's degree prior to May 1st of the application year. Dual MHA/MBA applicants should confirm eligibility by contacting Sloan Associate Director Julie Carmalt.

Applying to Sloan: Please see application instructions for Standard 2-Year MHA.

Applying to Johnson: Dual degree applicants must apply to Johnson's accelerated one year MBA (AMBA). Applications to Johnson are made via their application portal. 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.

For information about the MHA application process, please contact our Graduate Field Assistant at 607-255-7049 or

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

Sloan Program Admissions
Department of PAM, 2305 MVR Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4401 | 607-255-7049

Three-Year Dual MHA/MPA 

Application Process and Requirements

Admission to the dual MHA/MPA program is through the Cornell Graduate School online 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 Thomas O'Toole, Ph.D., CIPA Executive Director, at to discuss eligibility. Because application to the dual MHA/MPA program initiates in CIPA, all applicants should clearly follow CIPA application requirements and deadlines.

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 (deadline is March 15) 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, HCP, HBHS, or BSOC majors or CALS BSOC majors may apply.

During Your Junior Year: 

Step 1. Verify your eligibility for the program with Sloan Associate Director Julie Carmalt.

Step 2. Apply to the Sloan Program by emailing the following documents as attachments in a single email to Sloan Program Assistant, at

  • Completed application 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Cornell transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  • Copy of your Academic Advising Report and a list of any courses that you still need to take in order to fulfill your graduation requirements for your bachelor’s degree. Human Ecology Students send an email to to request a PDF copy of your Academic Advising Report. Out of college students please provide screen shots of your degree progress (ex. DUST)

Step 3. Request to have emailed to Sloan Program Assistant at the following:

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

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

The deadline for your 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 approximately 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).

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. You will be required to produce an official transcript. Accelerated students in good academic standing will automatically be admitted to the Graduate School to complete the final year of study. 

Correspondence and Information: 
Sloan Program Admissions 
Department of PAM | 2305 MVR Hall 
Cornell University 
Ithaca, New York 14853-4401 
Telephone: 607-255-7049


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