Health Administration M.H.A./M.P.A. (dual degree) (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Public Policy

Program Description

A dual MHA/MPA degree option is available for students in the Sloan Program in Health Administration (Sloan) and the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs (CIPA). This option enables students to complete both degrees in three years while eliminating duplicative course work. The goal of this dual degree program is to enable students to combine training in public administration with training in the tools of management and their applications to health administration, the organization of the health care sector, health policy, and public health.  

Contact Information

Phone: 607 254-6461

2301 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • health administration


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Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall April 15; no spring admission

Requirements Summary:

  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the English Language Proficiency Requirement for all 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

CIPA provides young professionals with a set of generic public management and analytical skills, as well as broader understanding of the politics of public policy in both domestic and international contexts.

Sloan trains early careerists to apply management and organizational expertise to the advancement of healthcare delivery and the health and well-being of people, families, and communities. 

The dual MHA/MPA program will allow students with career objectives in the healthcare sector focused on health policy to obtain the generic and specialized training required to succeed as healthcare managers and analysts offering leadership in policy-oriented positions both domestically and abroad.