Admission to the program is decided by the Executive MHA faculty with the advice and counsel of an admissions committee.
Each cohort consists of 30–35 students. There are many more applicants than slots in the program, resulting in highly competitive admission. The cohort will generally comprise three diverse categories of students to provide a rich learning environment for all students: applicants with the MD or DO degree; applicants with other post-baccalaureate degrees; and applicants with bachelor’s degrees.
Using a rolling admissions process, the program admits students into each of the categories, maintaining a minimal number of slots in each category for late applying students. Early applicants are advantaged in this process.
Admissions Requirements (General)
NOTE: The Executive Master of Healthcare Administration program does not require the GRE or other graduate exams.
- At least three years of management or clinical leadership experience in a health care organization.
- Current employment in a health care organization which affords the opportunity to apply the assignments in the coursework, or an agreement with such an organization in which the applicant is not employed.
- The program reserves the right to require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) as part of the admissions process. (Note: clinicians and administrators with extensive experience, and applicants who have achieved comparable scores on similar examinations may be exempt from this requirement.)
- A letter of intent describing career interests and the relevance of the MHA degree to the applicant’s personal development.