Cornell University MHA

Andrew Dickson White statue by Karl Bitter, an...

Andrew Dickson White statue by Karl Bitter, and Goldwin Smith Hall at Cornell University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Type of Degree

MHA Degree

Cornell MHA/MBA

Type of Program


General University Information

Cornell University is an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, United States. It is a private land-grant university, receiving annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge—from the classics to the sciences, and from the theoretical to the applied.

These ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell’s motto, a popular 1865 Ezra Cornell quotation: “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” Since its founding, Cornell has also been a co-educational, non-sectarian institution where admission is offered irrespective of religion or race.

Program Description

The Sloan Program in Health Administration’s 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, colloquia bringing industry experts to campus, 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.

Admission Requirements

For USA applicants
$95.00 On-line Application Fee

Completed on-line application form

•Proposed field of study: Policy Analysis and Management
•Concentration: Health Administration

Statement of purpose

GRE or GMAT scores (GRE scores are preferred)

•For GRE score reporting use: Graduate School Code 2098 and Institution Code 2098
•For GMAT score reporting use: Cornell U. MHA Code 2104

Official transcripts from all schools of higher education attended – scan all transcripts and save as a single pdf file, upload into the online application.
Two (2) letters of recommendation required, at least one of which is academic

Resume (If accepted into the program, you will need to provide an electronic copy of your resume at the time you arrive for the fall semester.)




Ithaca, NY

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