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EMHA Application Details

The application for the EMHA Class of 2025 is now open. The next application deadline is April 1, 2024.

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, strong interpersonal and professional skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, personal and professional integrity, compassion and empathy, passion for improving the field of health care, 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.

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, a second-round interview may be requested of applicants.


Steps for Completing the Application

  1. Complete Cornell’s Online Graduate School Application. When asked about your “Academic Program Selection,” select “Executive Master of Health Administration.” For questions pertaining to any technical issues or errors, contact the Graduate School office at 607-255-4884.
  2. Submit your résumé. The Cornell EMHA requires that applicants demonstrate at least 5 years of professional experience. Applicants with fewer than 5 years may be considered if their experience is especially relevant and other qualifications are strong.
  3. Submit unofficial transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended. If you are admitted into the program you will be required to submit official transcripts to the Cornell University Graduate School.
  4. Submit two letters of recommendation. One must be from your current manager. If you are an entrepreneur or CEO, you may submit a recommendation from a member of your Board of Directors or a former manager who can speak to your competence and motivation for graduate study.
  5. Submit a statement of purpose. See detailed information below for completing your submission.
  6. Video interview: After we receive your complete application, we will contact you to schedule a 30-minute online interview over Zoom.
  7. GRE/GMAT scores are optional.

About the Statement of Purpose

  • This is a one- or two-page statement that includes your:
    • relevant academic and professional accomplishments
    • reasons for undertaking graduate work
    • academic interests
    • professional goals


EMHA Admissions Counselors

If you have questions, please feel free to contact our EMHA Admissions Counselors: