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Consistent with the broad theme of Cornell University (i.e., any person, any study), the Sloan Program has distinguished itself by equipping and placing our terrific students in a wide range of exciting health care organizations and positions. It is a privilege to lead a program that touches all corners of health care and has such a committed and vibrant community of faculty, students, and alumni.

– Michael Richards, MD, PhD, MPH, Sloan Program Director

Degree Offerings

Two-year MHA degree

Two-year MHA degree

Our 64-credit hour management curriculum designed for early careerists enrolled at Cornell’s Ithaca campus.

MHA degree
Three-year joint degree MHA/MPA

Three-year joint degree MHA/MPA

A Master Health Administration and Master of Public Administration with the Brooks MPA Program.

Joint degree MHA/MPA
Combined five-year BS/MHA degree

Combined five-year BS/MHA degree

A Bachelor of Science and Master of Health Administration for specific current students in the Brooks School and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

BS/MHA degree

Meet some of our faculty

Colleen Carey

Colleen Carey, PhD 

Pharmaceutical markets & policy

Colleen Carey’s research focuses on the industrial organization of health care, with special attention to federal regulation of health insurance markets.

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Julie Carmalt, PhD

Addiction policy, health care marketing, & population health

Julie Carmalt is a demographer by training with primary research and teaching interests in population health, population health management, public health policy, the social determinants of health, and health equity.

Nick Fabrizio

Nick Fabrizio, PhD

Health care organizations, human resources, & strategy

Nick Fabrizio’s expertise spans both the public and private sectors. He advises companies, government agencies, and prominent health care institutions on a variety of issues including strategic decisions, public policy, mergers and acquisitions, turnaround/crisis management, and integrating technology.

Sean Nicholson

Sean Nicholson, PhD 

Health care finance & pharmaceutical management

Sean Nicholson focuses his research in three areas: the value of new medical technologies; innovation in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; and the causes of regional variations in medical spending.


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Michael Richards, MD PhD MPH

Health care organizations & health economics

Michael Richards’ primary research involves health care provider responses to public policies and evolving market environments. He also has considerable interests in the structure and delivery of public insurance programs as well as health care workforce issues.

Laurie Sprung

Laurie Sprung, PhD MPH

Population health & health care strategy

Laurie Sprung’s career has been focused principally in three areas: health care providers’ strategic responses to the shift toward value-based reimbursement, creation and management of population health-driven delivery organizations, and the impact of consumerism on health care.

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At the Sloan Program in Health Administration, I found a place that encouraged me to cast a wide net on my career pursuits. I have been able to connect with several industry executives across the spectrum. It is a daily reminder that health care is not a solo act, and the Sloan Program has equipped me with the tools to be a valuable leader and teammate.

– Houth Som, ’23 MHA Candidate, United States Navy Veteran

Examples of Recent Internship & Employment Placements


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MHA Enrollment and Student Services

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Ithaca, NY 14853

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