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 have 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, and passion for improving the field of healthcare, will be invited for a required first-round in-person or Skype 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 well-being, 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 earned prior to matriculating). Full time work experience and/or healthcare experience (e.g., full time, volunteer, part time, or internships) are preferred but not required. Evidence of successfully completing (e.g., B or better) courses in statistics, microeconomics, accounting, and/or finance is desirable but not required. Our preferred minimum undergraduate GPA is 3.0 and strong applicants have GRE or GMAT scores in the 80th percentile. Because we review applications holistically, students with lower GPA or GRE/GMAT scores may stand out by demonstrating exceptional leadership and industry experience and impact as well as other characteristics we value, listed above.

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

Priority Deadline December 1

The Cornell Graduate School application portal will open on August 15, 2019. Students who wish to be given priority consideration for Sloan scholarships and receive early notification of their admission decision should apply by this deadline. The Sloan admissions committee will begin reviewing complete applications in September. First-round interviews will begin in October. Priority students will be notified of their admission decision on January 31, 2020

Students who complete the interview process by October 1 may be eligible to receive a hotel voucher (shared accommodations) to use during Sloan Visit Day, November 1, 2019.

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 on January 31, 2020. 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 offered on a rolling basis within two weeks of application completion. Students applying between December 2 and March 15 will be notified of their admission decision on or by April 15. Students applying between March 16 and April 30 will be notified of their admission decision usually within 2 weeks of applying.

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). 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) and the Cornell Quickapp. There is no preference of one process over the other but if applying through HAMPCAS one must also complete the Cornell Quickapp in order to be considered complete and ready for review.  Our goal is to facilitate application flexibility and increase access. Required application fees and materials are outlined below. Applications will not be reviewed by the admissions committee 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

$105.00 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
Letters of Recommendation* Two required (third optional); at least one academic letter is preferred Two required (third optional); at least one academic letter is preferred
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) or official IELTS scores (a minimum of 7.5 is required for the field)

See test exception policy

Official TOEFL scores

(a minimum of 105 is required for the field) or official IELTS scores (a minimum of 7.5 is required for the field)

See test exception policy

Proof of Financial Support*

For international applicants only.

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. 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.
Deadlines

December 1, Priority
December 1, International
April 30, Rolling

December 1, Priority
December 1, International
April 30, Rolling

 

For information about the MHA application process, please contact our Graduate Field Assistant, at 607-255-7049 or sloan-gfa@cornell.edu

*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 
sloan-gfa@cornell.edu | 607-255-7049

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 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 by the admissions committee until complete. Unsolicited materials should not be included.

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.

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

$105.00 USD

HAMPCAS Application

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

and

Cornell University Quick App

$30 US

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 academic letter is preferred Two required (third optional); at least one academic letter is preferred
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) or official IELTS scores (a minimum of 7.5 is required for the field)

See test exception policy

Official TOEFL scores

(a minimum of 105 is required for the field) or official IELTS scores (a minimum of 7.5 is required for the field)

See test exception policy

Proof of Financial Support*

For international applicants only.

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. 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.
Deadlines December 1, Priority 
December 1, International
April 15, Rolling 
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 sloan-gfa@cornell.edu.

*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
sloan-gfa@cornell.edu | 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 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 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 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 CALS BSOC majors may apply.

During Your Junior Year: 

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 Graduate Field Assistant, at sloan@cornell.edu:

  • Completed application 
  • 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 Graduate Field Assistant at sloan@cornell.edu 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)

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).

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

E-mail: sloan@cornell.edu

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