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Residential MHA

Welcome to the Cornell University Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy Sloan Program in Health Administration – MHA Residential Degree for Early Careerists

Cornell Founding Principle

“I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” 

– Ezra Cornell, 1868

In the Sloan Program, we stay true to Ezra Cornell’s 1868 principle. We believe everyone deserves a seat at the health care table and that the best health care leaders surround themselves with people least like themselves. To allow every voice to be at the health care table, we aspire to enroll a talented, diverse class of early careerists and then we allow academic flexibility so that Sloan students can customize their business curricula.

We accomplish this by allowing students to complement the 45 core, required health care management credits with 15-35 elective credits. Additionally, we offer Sloan signature offerings such as a Colloquium, the Capstone course, Practitioner-Led Intensive Courses (PLICs), and the option for a concentration. These offerings allow students to fully explore health care, master business and management competencies in accordance with CAHME guidelines, and eventually enter any health care sector as an emerging leader. We welcome you to learn more about our curricular options, engage with us so we can answer your questions, learn about the Ithaca, New York campus, and, most importantly, to apply for admission.

Why Pursue a Degree in Health Care Management?

The unique challenges of health care leadership require specialized training. Health care deals with people and organizations that function like business enterprises yet are charged with individual and public health obligations. Caring for the sick and improving the health status of populations is a multi-disciplinary endeavor in which Sloan has excelled for over 60 years. Why?

How to Apply

The Sloan Program offers four on campus degree options to meet the needs of diverse early careerists.
Applying to Sloan
Financial Aid

Sloan Degree Offerings

+ Residential MHA Program

  • Two-year MHA (Master of Health Administration) degree
  • Two-year dual degree MHA/MBA (Master of Health Administration and Master of Business Administration) degree with the Johnson Graduate School of Management
  • Three-year dual degree MHA/MPA (Master Health Administration and Master of Public Administration) with the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs
  • Combined five-year BS/MHA degree (Bachelor of Science and Master of Health Administration) for specific current students in the Brooks School and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

+ Online EMHA Program

  • 18 month online EMHA (Executive Master of Health Administration) degree
Sloan has been named as part of the national inaugural group receiving Mentorship Circle status from our accrediting agency, CAHME @ Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. We are honored to be recognized and included in this prestigious program.

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