Health Administration M.H.A. (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Policy Analysis and Management

Program Description

The Master of Health Administration program (Sloan Program) is a prescribed two-year program designed to prepare individuals for administrative careers in health care settings such as hospitals, management consulting firms, private industry, government agencies, health care delivery systems, long-term care, and mental health and social welfare agencies. Students complete requirements in health services administration and selected electives in functional areas such as finance, marketing, information systems, and human resource management.

For further information, check the Department Web site

Contact Information

Phone: 607 255-7049

2301 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • health administration


2019-2020: $37,022

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall April 15; no spring admission

Requirements Summary:

  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam or IELTS Academic Exam for non-native English applicants
  • two recommendations
  • Ph.D.--GRE general test
  • M.H.A.--Students who wish to optionally submit GRE or GMAT scores may do so:
    • GRE score reporting: 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.

Learning Outcomes

The Sloan Program is designed to develop student competency in three areas:

  • Health Policy and Public health consists of health care delivery and finance, regulation, legal perspectives on health policy and management, and statistical analysis, epidemiologic analysis, social and behavioral influences on health and research design.

  • Management consists of accounting, finance, operation management, strategic analysis, negotiation, marketing analysis, leadership and team-based collaboration, and economic analysis.

  • Integrative thinking consists of oral and written communication, ethical analysis, problem-solving skills, coaching others, and working in diverse groups.